08 February Wednesday

Waqf Board Appointments : New Recruitment Procedure Shall Be Framed Through Legislation

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Wednesday Jul 20, 2022

Thiruvananthapuram  : Leaving Waqf Board appointments to PSC was no secret decision, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the Assembly on Wednesday. Even so, the government did  not taken any follow-up steps toward recruitments via the PSC.

Legislation shall be formulated to decide how the  new Waqf recruitment procedure via PSC is to be. In this regard, the decision taken by Muslim organisations in their meeting has been approved in theory. The system of recruiting  eligible candidates shall be done by effecting amendments to the legislation, said CM.

It is not possible to compare the state government stance to  the Central govt attitude. The employees currently on Waqf board  cannot lose their jobs, said CM.

In its meeting held 19 July, 2016 , the Waqf Board had decided on PSC via  recruitments and when the Bill was passed to the Subject Committee, there was no objection raised.  Once the Bill was passed and legislation  made, some Muslim organisations raised some concerns. The government then summoned a meeting of Muslim organisations and sought their opinion after which, it was clarified  those views would be taken into consideration, said CM.