New Delhi: Union Minister for Minority Affairs Dr. Najma Heptulla on Tuesday asked the state governments to implement all the provisions of Waqf (Amendment) Act, 2013. Chairing the 67th Meeting of the Central Waqf Council (CWC) here she said that Waqf Act will be implemented in letter and spirit. The Minister, who is also the Chairperson of the CWC, stressed the need of streamlining state Waqf boards across the country. During the meeting Council members discussed important issues concerning the effective functioning of the State Waqf Boards in the country. They discussed issues in depth and took decisions for the better management of Auqaf. The Council decided that:
*To carry out awareness campaign to sensitize waqf institutions.
*Muttawalis to furnish Annual Report to the State Waqf Boards as per format designed by Central Waqf Council.
*CWC members to visit State Waqf Board(s) of their respective state and report.
*Council to encourage educational development of the community through technical institutions.