Grants to State Waqf Boards and Minority Women



Grants to State Waqf Boards and Minority Women 
                The Ministry of Minority Affairs implements two Plan Schemes namely “Computerisation of records of State & UT Waqf Boards” and Strengthening of State Waqf Boards, in which Grants-in-aid is provided to State / UT Waqf Boards. The Grants-in-aid under the Scheme of Computerisation of records of State & UT Waqf Boards (SWBs) have been provided to State Waqf Boards for setting up of Central Computing Facility & handholding charges. The State Waqf Boards have utilized the funds for the purpose it was released except the State Waqf Boards mentioned below who are still having unspent fund as per enlisted details.

S.No.
State Waqf Boards
Unutilized Amount
Andaman & Nicobar State Waqf Board
11.39 Lacs
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana State Waqf Boards
4.00 Lacs
Assam State Waqf Board
4.13 Lacs
Bihar Shia State Waqf Board
9.00  Lacs
Bihar Sunni State Waqf Board
0.05 Lacs
Chhattisgarh State Waqf Board
9.78  Lacs
Delhi State Waqf Board
12.00 Lacs
Gujarat State Waqf Board
13.00 Lacs
Himachal Pradesh State Waqf Board
8.00 Lacs
Jammu & Kashmir State Waqf Board
9.90 Lacs
Lakshadweep State Waqf Board
15.49 Lacs
Madhya Pradesh State Waqf Board
10.00 Lacs
Meghalaya State Waqf Board
10.00 Lacs
Odisha State Waqf Board
9.40 Lacs
Puducherry State Waqf Board
3.00 Lacs
Rajasthan State Waqf Board
10.00 Lacs
Uttarakhand State Waqf Board
6.00 Lacs
West Bengal State Waqf Board
5.50  Lacs

Under the Scheme of Strengthening of State Waqf Boards, Grants-in-aid is provided to State Waqf Boards through NAWADCO since 2014-15. The details of funds released & utilized to State Waqf Boards in the year 2014-15 including State of Telangana is -

S. No.
Name of State / UT
Funds Released & Utilized (Rs. in Lacs)
2014-15
1.        
Andaman & Nicobar Island
6.00
2.        
Andhra Pradesh*
17.63
3.        
Assam
10.00
4.        
Bihar (Sunni)
14.50
5.        
Bihar (Shia)
6.00
6.        
Chhattisgarh
14.50
7.        
Dadra Nagar Haveli
6.00
8.        
Delhi
14.50
9.        
Gujarat
16.99
10.    
Haryana
16.99
11.    
Himachal Pradesh
14.50
12.    
Jharkhand
14.50
13.    
Karnataka
17.63
14.    
Kerala
14.50
15.    
Lakshadweep
6.00
16.    
Madhya Pradesh
16.99
17.    
Maharashtra
17.63
18.    
Manipur
10.00
19.    
Meghalaya
10.00
20.    
Puducherry 
6.00
21.    
Punjab
16.99
22.    
Rajasthan
16.99
23.    
Tripura
10.00
24.    
Uttar Pradesh(Sunni)
17.63
25.    
Uttar Pradesh(Shia)
14.50
26.    
Uttarakhand
10.49
27.    
West Bengal
16.99






























 *Since, the scheme for dissolution and reconstitution of the State Waqf Boards for the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has been notified vide notification dated 07.09.2015, no separate fund was released to Telangana State Waqf Board in 2014-15 as the Telangana State Waqf Board was not in existence.  
            # The funds for the year 2015-16 are yet to be released.

                Except above mentioned two schemes, no other schemes of this Ministry are implemented through Waqf Boards. The scheme of “Nai Roshni” for Leadership Development of Minority Women is a Central Sector Scheme implemented directly by the Ministry through selected organizations.
                The Scheme of Computerisation of records of State & UT Waqf Boards is now being implemented through Central Waqf Council. Since State & UT Waqf Boards did not utilize the fund provided to them, the work of data entry of records of Waqf properties and its digitization under the scheme of “Computerisation of records of State & UT Waqf Boards” has been outsourced to National Small Industries Corporation, an undertaking of Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises by Central Waqf Council since 2013-14. Hence, no Grants-in-aid are being provided to SWBs under this scheme.
                This Information was given by the Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi,the Minister of State, Ministry of Minority Affairs in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
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National Commission for Minorities 
                        The National Commission for Minorities  received a total of 8,221 complaints/grievances from minority communities during the last three years and current year. This includes complaints from organizations/associations, as the Commission does not maintain a separate record of complaints from organizations/associations.
                        The nature and types of complaints range from personal problems, property disputes to alleged harassment by government officials. In cases deemed serious, the matter is referred to the State Government by the NCM and reports called. The officials of the State Government are also called to appear before the Commission in a quasi-judicial hearing in a few cases.
           
                        Complaints/Grievances are examined to see whether a prima-facie case for intervention by NCM is made out from the facts reported. Based on such an analysis, a report is sought from the respondent authorities. If they agree to redress the grievance or where the plea of the complainant is not tenable, the case reaches finality. If the reply is not satisfactory, further action is taken and, if necessary, a hearing of the parties is held in the Commission. After hearing both sides, the Commission finalizes its recommendations and the same are forwarded to the concerned authorities for appropriate action at their end, and a copy thereof is also forwarded to the complainant.
Year-wise details of action taken are given hereunder:
(i)         2012-13 – In the year 2012-13, 2127 complaints were received, 1973 were disposed off and 154 pending at the end of the year.
(ii)        2013-14- In the year 2013-14, 2638 complaints were received, 2483 were disposed off and 155 pending at the end of the year.
(iii)       2014-15- In the year 2014-15, 1995 complaints were received, 1944 were disposed off and 51 pending at the end of the year.
(iv)       2015-16- In the year 2015-16 (till 8.12.2015), 1461 complaints were received, 1348 were disposed off and 113 pending at the end of the year.
                       
This Information was given by the Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi,the Minister of State, Ministry of Minority Affairs in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.


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Loans for Minorities Under Prime Minister Monetisation Scheme 
The Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme envisages that bank credit is essential for creation and sustenance of self-employment initiatives amongst the minority communities. Accordingly, it is stipulated that an earmarking of 15% of the priority sector lending is targeted for the minority communities. 40% of Adjusted Net Bank Credit (ANBC) has been fixed for Priority Sector Lending (PSL) for the domestic banks operating in the country. The priority sector, inter alia, includes agricultural loans, loans to small-scale industries & small business, loans to retail trade, professional and self-employed persons, education loans, housing loans and micro-credit. As on 31.03.2015, the total outstanding under PSL for the minorities stands at Rs. 2,69,644 crore (15.84% of overall figures).

This Information was given by the Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi , the Minister of State , Ministry of Minority Affairs in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 



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