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Constitution of Telangana Waqf Board, notification likely to be issued soon

Hyderabad: Notification can be issued anytime for elections of Telangana Waqf Board. Minority Welfare Department awaits nod from CM in connection with release of notification. CM has to decide about the number of members and who will be the election officer. Chief Minister had already sent green signal to Minority Welfare Department for conducting elections however the department sent a file to CMO with fresh proposals.

According to sources Board will be formed with joint collaboration of ruling party and its ally MIM. It is likely that the chairman will belong to ruling party while majority of the members will be recommended by MIM. According to sources name of the lone Muslim TRS MLA is under consideration for the post of Chairman.

It must be noted that since the term of the previous elected board, led by Syed Ghulam Afzal Biyabani, expired in 2012, the TSWB has been functioning with either Special Officers or CAs.

TSWB chief executive officer Mohammed Asadullah pointed out that electoral rolls will be prepared and a list of Muslim legislators and parliamentarians will be called for. After this, a list of mutawallis (managers) of wakf institutions will be prepared. We will then display the electoral roll draft and list out the nominations filed.