‘Scores Re-Employed’: Muslim Wakf Board Violates its Own Order

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

In a “brazen violation” of its own order, Muslim Wakf Board has re-employed scores of employees. The Board that spends 95 percent revenue on the salaries of it “army of employees” had issued an order banning re-employment.

The irony is that Secretary Muslim Wakf Board who issued the said order “has also been re-employed”.

The copy of the order vide number 708 dated 2014 that lies with Srinagar based news agency CNS which reads: “In supersession of all previous orders issued on the subject, it is hereby ordered that the re-employed employees working in the Wakf Board in various Sections/Units who have attained/crossed the age of 62 years will be relieved of their duties with effect from 31st December 2014.”

A Wakf Board employee wishing not to be named said that almost all the people posted on the top positions have either crossed the age of 62 or have been re-employed. “Except an employee looking education area of the Wakf was shown the door, rest were re-employed and some of them have attained the age of 80,” he said.

Sources said that Secretary, Advisor Orchards, Financial Advisor, Accounts Officer, Revenue Officer (names withheld) of the Wakf Board are some of the employees who have been re-employed owing to their political affiliation. Secretary Wakf Board who banned the re-employment two years back and was the brain behind the order is himself 80 plus, still employed in the Board.

Calling for a structural revamp to make Jammu Kashmir Wakf Board a dynamic and vibrant organization, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti recently had ordered immediate mapping and inventory management of landed property and physical assets including details of revenue, expenditure and human resource on the rolls of the organization.

During a meeting, she had asked the Board to take a cue from similar religious organizations functioning in the state, which by prudent use of its assets and endowment money, have been able to create a huge social sector infrastructure base.

“I see no reason why we cannot replicate the same methodology where our immovable assets become more remunerative and endowment money is channelled back into the system in the form of social infrastructure,” Mehbooba Mufti had said.

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