By Accommodation Times Bureau
Haryana Government has decided to provide the status equal to the Minister of State to the Chairman of Haryana State Waqf Board, Raheesh Khan, MLA.
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Raheesh Khan would be entitled to all the facilities being provided to a Minister of State. All the expenditure involved would be borne by the Waqf Board itself.
The Haryana Waqf Board, a body corporate having perpetual succession, was established by the State Government under section 13 (1) of the Waqf Act, 1995 (Act No. 43 of 1995). Previously, the State of Haryana was one of the constituent units of the erstwhile Punjab Waqf Board.
The erstwhile Punjab Waqf Board was dissolved vide notification of Govt. of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, dated 29th July, 2003 w.e.f. the 1st day of August, 2003. After the dissolution of the erstwhile Punjab Waqf Board (which was a composite Board for Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and U.T. Chandigarh), the States of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and U.T. Chandigarh established separate Waqf Boards for their territories. The board is managing 12505 waqf properties falling under the jurisdiction of the Haryana state under its control.