Sunday, September 25, 2011

'Appoint Wafq board, Haj committee heads

The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has asked the Delhi government to appoint heads of the Delhi Wakf Board and Haj Committee as both posts have been lying vacant for over a year now. Agreeing the issue needs to be addressed urgently, chief minister Sheila Dikshit has assured the commission that the appointment of heads of both institutions will be done soon.
NCM member H S Hanspal, who looks after implementation of minority welfare schemes in Delhi, took up this matter with Dikshit during a meeting on Wednesday.
"The CM told me that the government would soon appoint heads of both institutions," Hanspal said. The post of chairman of Wakf Board has been lying vacant since October 2009, while the Haj Committee has been operating without a chief since last year. Hanspal also held discussions with chief secretary P K Tripathi, principal secretary (home) Arvind Ray and other senior officials of the Delhi government. He said he was satisfied with efforts of the government in implementing various minority welfare schemes.

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