Governor’s administration will have to take some bitter decisions for the streamlining of J&K Muslim Wakf Board and this is the time when such decisions can be taken. Recently the Chairman of the Board who is Advisor to Governor held a meeting with the officials of the Board. He has appreciated the steps taken by the Board to strengthen the recovery mechanism and effective utilization of assets of the Board.
It was decided that the assets of the Board would be utilized up to their full potential to generate the maximum revenue out of them. It was also unanimously decided that the recovery from the debtors would be further geared up in future. The Board decided to utilize the prime space available at Munawarabad and Eidgah, Srinagar for raising commercial structures with the funds available with them. The Board, viewed would boost the resource base of the Wakf in the long run. These structures, the Board decided, will be constructed after consulting the Chief Engineer PWD (R&B) Kashmir and Chief Town Planner of the state and would be completed in the six months’ duration only.
It was also decided by the BoD that a well-equipped diagnostic centre would be set up at Khanyar, Srinagar to lessen the burden of medical expenses on the deprived class of the society. The centre would be operated by retired doctors and para-medics on ‘No profit No loss’ basis and would conduct all kinds of diagnostic examinations.
Each member gave nod in the meeting to donate Rs 10000/- towards the ‘Zakat Fund Account’ to be established by the Board this year. General public will also be encouraged to contribute their charity towards this fund. The Board decided to use this corpus fund for the treatment of poor cancer patients in consultation with the SKIMS administration.
In order to start the Masters in Nursing at Bibi Halima Nursing College from the current session, the Board was informed that the requisite positions have already been created as per the norms of Nursing Council of India. The chair was informed that the college would soon be shifted to new campus constructed at Kathi Darwaza, Srinagar. It was further apprised that sufficient hostel facilities have been created at this new location which would suffice our needs for many years to come.