Training Programme for officers of State Wakf Boards under the Scheme for computerization of records of Wakf boards
The first training programme in Accounts, Auditing and Budgeting for the officers of the State Wakf Boards began today at RCVP Norohana Academy of Administration & Management in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. 27 participants from 17 State Wakf Boards are particapeting in the 3-day training programme.This is an important milestone towards the computerization of all the State Wakf Boards and creating e-management in Wakf. The Scheme for Computerization of Records of State Wakf Boards was launched by the Minister for Minority Affairs, Shri Salman Khurshid, in New Delhi on December 22 last year. The computerization would introduce implementation of a web based centralized application module for Wakf Management. The scheme is being implemented by National Informatics Centre (NIC) on turnkey basis under the supervision of the Central Wakf Council. Accordingly NIC will start the process of training the staff of the state Wakf Boards in due course.
There are 29 Wakf Boards in the country constituted by the respective State Governments and more than 3.5 lakhs Wakf properties are registered with them. To optimize the income from the Wakf properties, various measures have been taken by the Central Government and the Central Wakf Council, including the Scheme for Computerization of Records of State Wakf Boards.
However, besides e-management, there are various other areas in Accounting, Finance, Auditing, Lease of properties, Legal/Court cases etc. in which the officers of the State Wakf Boards are required to be updated. For these specialized subjects, the Central Wakf Council decided to launch this programme of in-service training of officers in Wakf matters, in collaboration with RCVP Norohana Academy of Administration & Management, Bhopal, which has all the infrastructure to impart training on regular basis.
The training programme was inaugurated by Dr. Sundeep Khanna, Director General of the Academy. He hoped that with this training the participants who have gathered from all over the country would be in a better position to maintain the accounts of the Boards leading to better financial management.