The population of religious minorities as per 2011 Census is about 96,00,475 which forms 15.92% of the total population of Karnataka. People belonging to Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh and Parsi communities come under religious minorities. It was observed that a majority of the minority communities are reeling below the poverty line and they need a helping hand to improve their economic and educational status.
The task of implementing measures to the social and economic status of religious minority communities, was entrusted to the then Karnataka Backward Classes Development Corporation (renamed as D.Devaraj Urs Backward Classes Development Corporation). However, it was noticed by Late Ramakrishna Hegde, the then Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka that the development schemes implemented through KBCDC had not significantly impacted the livelihood of religious minorities. With this deep concern over the backwardness and to improve the Socio economic condition of religious minorities the Karnataka Minorities Development Corporation was established in the year 1986.
The State Government has constituted the Karnataka State Wakf Council on the lines of Central Wakf Council vide Govt. Order No. RD 06 WGA 1991, dated 27.03.1992.
The object of the scheme is to sanction of loans to the Wakf Institutions for development of Prime Wakf Properties comprising Commercial Shopping Complex/Shadi Mahal/Hostels etc to make them economically self-reliant. The loan sanctioned is up to the 75% of the estimated cost of the Project.(excluding the value of land) subject to a maximum of Rs. 50.00 Lakhs, which can be released in 2 to 4 instalments on production of Progress Report/Utilization Certificate and Photographs of the project.
The State Government has constituted the Karnataka State Wakf Foundation for Women Development vide Govt. Order No. RD 39 WGA 1991, dated 27/03/1992.
The objective of the scheme is primarily aimed to promote the development of Muslim Women particularly in the field of Education, Self Employment, improvement of working conditions in home / Cottage Industries like Ready Made Garments, Handicrafts, and Tailoring etc. To provide financial and other aid to Institutions /NGO’s engaged in the Promotion and Development of Women.
This annual report is being presented to inform that the responsibilities of the Board are underlined under Section 32 of Waqf Act, 1995. The Board has set targets to accomplish. Mr. Syed Shabbir Ahmed Jeelani, I.A.S., was officiating as Chief Executive Officer of Waqf Board till 07-10-2015. Thereafter w.e.f. 08-10-2015 to date Shri. S.M. Zulfiquar Ulla is officiating as Chief Executive Officer of the Board, it is a challenging task to monitor all the Waqf Institutions with the cooperation of the related Govt., Departments and its agencies to protect and develop the properties of Auqaf. The Board during this year has successfully encountered these challenges.
The Government of Karnataka by virtue of its power conferred under section 14 [a] of the Waqf Act, 1995 has constituted Karnataka State Board of Waqfs for a period of 5 years, under Section 15 of the Waqf Act vide notification No.MWD/237/WES 2011, Bangalore dated 20-08-2011. The term has been expired on 19-08-2016.
The Karnataka State Haj Committee is a Autonomous Body under Minorities Welfare Department of Government of Karnataka. It functions under the Haj Committee Act 2002 and under the Ministry of External Affairs, (Haj Cell), Government of India, New Delhi, through the Haj Committee of India, Mumbai.
Holy Haj is one of the five basic tenets of Islam. It is every Muslim's desire to perform Haj at least once in his life time. Performing Haj is obligatory duty to every sane, financially able and adult Muslim.
Shri Sarfaraz Khan, KCAS is the Executive Officer of the Karnataka State Haj Committee, Bangalore. The State Haj Committee office is situated in Sadath Haj House, No. 84/A, Richmond Road, Bengaluru – 560 025. Telephone No. is 080-22244434 and Fax No. is 080-41272349
The Minorities Welfare, Haj and Wakfs Department, Government of Karnataka has constituted the Karnataka State Haj Committee with 16 Members vide its Notification No. MWD 10 WHJ 2016 dated: 19-01-2017 for 3 years with effect from 19-01-2017.
The Karnataka Urdu Academy was constituted vide G.O. No. ED/MSA/77 on 1st June 1977. Initially the Academy was functioning as advisory body to the Directorate of Kannada and Culture. In the interest of achieving better results, the Government vide Order No.ED/72/MSA/78, Bangalore, dated 20-11-1978, converted the Academy as an autonomous body, and it kept functioning under the Administrative control of the Department of Kannada and Culture. However, from 1-4-2011, the Karnataka Urdu Academy was transferred to the Department of Minorities Welfare, Hajj and Wakf, vide G.O. No. Ka.Sam.Va.Pra/119/ka.ra.aa.2010, Bangalore, dated 10-02-2011.
The Aims and Objectives of the Karnataka Urdu Academy are to work for the Development and Promotion of Urdu Language, Literature, and Culture in the State.
Sponsoring preparation of the History of Urdu literature of Karnataka including the classics of Dakhani literature.
|1.||Shri. Naseer Ahmed||Chairman|
|2.||Dr. R. Abdul Hameed||Member|
|3.||Shri. Rafi Bhandari||Member|
|4.||Shri. Mahmood Patel||Member|
|5.||Shri. K. Mahender Jain (Solanki )||Member|
|6.||Shri. Adil Suleman||Member|
|7.||Shri. Marcel Monteiro||Member|
|8.||Shri. Baljeet Singh|
|9.||Dr. Matilda D’souza||Member|
|10.||Shri. S. Anees Siraj||Secretary|