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Centre’s nod for bifurcation of Wakf Board by next month: Jt Sec

Hyderabad, Jan 22 (INN): Union Ministry of Minority Affairs Joint Secretary Rakesh Mohan on Thursday announced that the Central Government was likely to give clearance for the bifurcation of the Andhra Pradesh State Wakf Board by February.

Speaking to media persons after visiting various organisations located in Haj House at Nampally, Rakesh Mohan said the Wakf Board would be bifurcated soon after the Centre gives its nod. He appreciated the schemes formulated for the welfare and development of the minorities in Telangana, their implementation and the budgetary allocations. He said that the welfare schemes of the Government of India such as “Earn while Learn”, “Nayee Udan” and “Ustad”, should be implemented effectively here. He asked the State Government authorities to send proposals for Civil Services Coaching to the Government of India.

Rakesh Mohan said that the Government of India utilized 91 per cent Budget allocated for Minority Affairs Ministry during last year. He also informed that the Centre has decided to sanction scholarships to all the eligible candidates.

On the issue of Rubat (Guest House) facility to the Haj pilgrims belonging to Telangana, he said that the previous government had constituted a Group of Ministers consisting of Gulam Nabi Azad, Salman Khursheed and Rahman Khan, which reviewed the Haj Affairs also and had made recommendation that the Haj Affairs should be transferred from Ministry of External Affairs to Ministry of Minorities Affairs.

Special Secretary Minority Welfare Department Syed Omer Jaleel, Minorities Welfare Director Mohammed Jalaluddin Akber, SHC Special Officer Prof S.A.Shukoor, MFC GM Syed Vilayat Hussain, Wakf Board CEO Sultan Mohiuddin and other officials were present on the occasion.


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