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India: Beginning of a New Era in Management of Wakf Properties
Source: egovonline.net
Source Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Country: India
Created: Aug 16, 2010

The Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA), Government of India, has envisaged d to undertake a landmark e-governance project to computerize wakf records. Wakf Management System of India (WAMSI) is a three-year project beginning from 2009. In its ambit, it has onus to computerize records of 29 State Wakf Boards (SWBs) as mentioned in Wakf Act, 1995 and Jammu & Kashmir Wakf Board.

A sum of Rs 25 crore has been earmarked to be spent in three different stages. Each State Wakf Board is entitled to receive Rs 27.10 lakh in the first year to establish a space for Centralized Computing Facility including Electrical, Networking & Hardware infrastructure. As per e-readiness guidelines, each SWB is also advised to hire an Assistant Developer and Data Entry Operator at a fixed monthly salary of Rs.15000 & Rs.10000 respectively.

Objective of this computerization project is to ensure proper survey data is available and matches with the database maintained by other state level departments such as Land Records & Revenue departments. It further aims to achieve efficiency and effectiveness by implementing specific management systems pertaining to managing of wakf properties. Leasing & Litigation Tracking Management System is also expected to be developed.
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