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Background and the Statutory provision under Waqf Act

Central Waqf Council is a statutory body under the administrative control of the Ministry of Minority Affairs was set up in 1964 as per the provision given in the Waqf Act, 1954 as Advisory Body to the Central Government on matters concerning the working of the Waqf Boards and the due administration of Auqaf. However, the role of the Council was expanded significantly under the provisions of the Waqf (Amendment) Act, 2013. The Council has been empowered to advise the Central Government, State Governments and State Waqf Boards.  It will now issue directives to the boards/ State Government to furnish information to the Council on the performance of the board particularly on their financial performance, survey, revenue records, encroachment of Waqf properties, Annual and Audit report etc under section 9 (4) of the act.

The Council consists of Chairperson, who is the Union Minister In charge of Waqf and such other members, not exceeding 20 in number, as may be appointed by the Government of India. Presently Shri Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of Minority Affairs  is the ex-officio Chairperson of the Central Waqf Council.  The 12th Council was constituted on 4th February, 2019 as per provision given in Sub Section (1) and (2) of Section 9 of the Waqf Act, 1995. Particulars and set up of the present Council, including the names addresses of Chairman and members are given in statement No.1. The office of the Central Waqf Council is at Central Waqf Bhawan, P -13 & 14,Pushp Vihar, Sector-6,Opposite Family Court, Saket , New Delhi-17.


Protection, Retrieval & E-monitoring of Auqaf under the provision of The Waqf Act 1995 as amended by The Waqf (Amendment) Act, 2013.


Proactive role in protection development of Auqaf & to work closely with the State Waqf Boards to improve their functioning.

Major Function

  • To advise Central Government, State Governments, State Waqf Boards on matters concerning the working of the Boards and due administration of Auqaf.
  • To monitor the implementation of the provisions of Waqf (Amendment) Act, 2013 in States and UTs.
  • To render legal advice on protection and retrieval of the Waqf Properties and for removal of encroachment etc.
  • To implement the Scheme for Development of Urban Waqf Properties & Identification of potential Waqf land for development by National Waqf Development Corporation Ltd.
  • To implement Educational and Women Welfare Schemes for skill development and to empower the poor, specially Women.
  • To implement the Scheme of Computerization of the State Waqf Boards records, a Central sector scheme of   Ministry of Minority Affairs.
  • To seek necessary information from the State Government/Boards on the performance of the State Waqf Boards as per the provision given in the Waqf (Amendment) Act, 2013.
  • To take up the Waqf matters with various departments of Central and State Governments such as ASI, Railways, Revenue and Forest etc.
  • To undertake awareness programmes to promote the interest of the Council and to sensitize the Waqf institutions about their new roles and responsibilities.