Properties of Waqf Board

Sr. No. Revenue Division Numbers Land Area (Hector)
01 Kokan 1724 2339
02 Pune 2728 3724.55
03 Nahsik 1455 3340
04 Amravati 1310 1102
05 Nagpur 470 3704.25
06 Aurangabad 15877 23121.10
 Total:  23566 37330.97

Encroachment on Waqf properties:

No detailed Survey has been conducted to ascertain exact extent of encroachment.

As per the committee report over 60% of Waqf land is under encroachment in Marathwada alone. As per estimate of Board thousands of cases needs to be started against under section No. 54. Chief Executive Officer has passed orders in 1088 cases, out of which only 21 order were executed as on 30th June, 2007. These need to be constantly followed up. 250 cases are under process for hearing, More than 483 orders have been sent to S.D.M.s for execution under section 55 .

Restoration :

Board has passed 42 orders under section 51, requisition sent in 42 cases but not a single property is restored, more than thousands of cases needs to be inquired. Identification of Waqf properties alienated illegally is also one of the big tasks before the Board. Once such properties are identified, process of restoration will take few years. Action taken by Board as on 30th June, 2007 is as follows.

Sr. No Name
of Districts
Order passed u/s 54 for encroachment
removal
Land Area
( Hector) Demand send to S.D.M. u/s 54 for removed
No. Cases where in encroachment
removed
Order Passed u/s 52 Requisition sent to the Collectors No. of properties deliver to the Board by Collectors
01 Aurangabad 120 66 4
02 Jalna 175 92 2 2
03 Parbhani 124 16 4 4 Matter in waqf Tribunal
04 Nanded 371 109 4 4
05 Osmanabad 27 25 31 31
06 Latur 50 17 6
07 Beed 130 130 11 Out of 2 Stay
08 Pune 11 11 Pending in Tribunal Aurangabad
09 Nashik 1 Pending in Court
10 Amaravati 19 19
11 Sangli 8 2 Pending in Court
12 Nagpur 12 12
13 Ahmednagar 6 6
14 Dhule 4 4
15 Jalgaon 2 2
Total:  1088 483 21 42 42

Status and Survey of Waqf properties:

The survey of Waqfs and its properties was taken up by the Government of Maharashtra in Revenue and Forest Department notification No. WKF-1097/L-3/CR95 Dated: 01-12-1997 and survey was completed and submitted to the Government.

Joint Parliamentary Committee’s VIIIth report has suggested to make the survey transparent, which has not been initiated.

The details of Waqf Institutions are as follows:

Sr. No Name of Division Charity Commissioner Survey Commissioner No. of Waqf Finally published Date Of publication
01 Kokan 2196 790 1724 13/11/03
02 Pune 2724 1441 2728 30/12/04
03 Nashik 1429 1244 1455
04 Amravati 1067 871 1310
05 Nagpur 439 134 470
06 Aurangabad 15877 15877
Total:  23566

Settlement Commissioner and Director of Land Records Maharashtra State Prune as Survey Commissioner of Waqfs.

Addional commissioner of Kokan, Nasik, Nagpur, Amravati and Aurangabad Revenue commissioners to be as Additiional survey commissioner of Waqfs.

DIVISION WISE LIST :

Sr.No Name of the District Charity Commissioner’s List Survey Commissioner’s List
01 Bombay including Thane 1571 351
02 Raigad 319 181
03 Sindhudurg 34 14
04 Ratnagiri 272 244
Total of Kokan Division:  2196 790
01 Pune 837 135
02 Sangli 357 322
03 Kolhapur 729 352
04 Sholapur 389 216
05 Satara 272 416
Total of Pune Division:  2724 1441
01 Nasik 324 497
02 Dhule 157 114
03 Ahmednagar 423 424
04 Jalgaon 340 321
05 Nandurbar Not Supplied 73
Total of Nashik Divison:  1244 1429
01 Amravati 341 89
02 Washim Not Supplied 56
03 Yavatmal 119 246
04 Akola 326 159
05 Buldhana 283 321
Total of Amravati Division:  439 134
01 Nagpur 279 07
02 Chandrapur 47 21
03 Gadchiroli 13 24
04 Bhandara 54 16
05 Gondhiya 07
06 Wardha 46 59
Total Nagpur Divison:  439 134
Grand Total:  7672 4665

As regards Aurangabad division following is the position :

Sr. No. Name of District No. of Waqfs Settlement Commissioner
01 Aurangabad 4333 4216
02 Jalna 1859 1918
03 Parbhani 1177 1189
04 Hingoli 783 676
05 Nanded 2320 2319
06 Beed 2216 1949
07 Latur 1817 1817
08 Osmanabad 1372 1372
Total of Aurangabad Division:  15877 15456

Development of Properties:

Prime properties of the board are located in the cities, which can be developed to the benefit of institution and the Board. But due to illegal occupations and litigation the properties could not be taken up for development. There are several locations, ready to be taken up for development.

Following 4 properties are developed since inception of the Waqf Board:

  1. City Chowk Shopping Complex Aurangabad 1975
  2. Shopping Complex Azamgunj Latur 1983
  3. Turabul Haque Colony Parbhani 1985
  4. Shopping Complex Nilanga 1998