Directs for speedy, target based execution of works plan at all major shrines, sub units
Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board, Dr Darakhshan Andrabi on Tuesday chaired a review meeting of Engineering Wing and issued strict instructions regarding expeditious and time bound execution of all major and minor civil works.
The instructions were passed in a bid to ensure best use of upcoming working season and to gear up Engineering Wing for execution of a large number of major & minor works across the Shrines and Sub Units of J&K.
As per a statement issued to Asian News Hub (ANH), Chairperson Waqf expressed strong disappointment over neglect of all major shrines over the years by erstwhile Waqf authorities and issued directions for immediate course correction and speedy execution of works to improve facilities for devotees at all the shrines.
Dr Andrabi also reviewed the progress achieved so far. She was apprised by the Engineering Wing about limitations in achieving targets because of the winter season and high altitude location of some major shrines.
Major focus of discussion remained the execution of works at shrines where a large footfall of devotees is being witnessed, which include Aasar-e-Shareef Hazratbal Srinagar, Makhdoom Sahib(R.A) Shrine, Dastageer Sahib(R.A) Khanyar, Ziyarat Baba Reshi(R.A), Aishmuqam Shrine, Chrar-i-Shareef Shrine & several other shrines where people offer significant donations for execution of works & improvement of facilities.
Pertinently, Waqf Board, under the leadership of Dr Andrabi has adopted the policy of making expenditures at shrines strictly as per income of the shrines & has stopped the practice of diverting donations from one shrine to another.
The meeting was attended by Tehsildar & Executive Engineer Waqf Board, all Junior Engineers & Supervisors of Waqf.