SRINAGAR:- In a significantly major decision, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today directed revision in the remunerations of Imams of the mosques run by J&K Muslim Wakf Board and constitution of a committee to recommend revision of salaries of its employees.
The direction came in a meeting of the members of the Muslim Wakf Board which was presided over by the Chief Minister, who is also the chairperson of the Board.
The committee to look into the salary hike of employees, as per the decision, has been asked to submit its report within 15 days.
In another significant decision, the Board also decided to enhance the retirement age of its employees from present 58 years to 60 years. The Board also decided to extend benefits of maternity leave from present 90 days to 180 days to its female employees as are available to women working in Government Departments.
The Chief Minister, earlier in the day, had an interaction with Imams and employees of the Wakf Board during which she had assured them to look into their issues pertaining to remuneration, salary and other benefits.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister reviewed the status of Wakf properties and directed better upkeep of Wakf assets and their proper utilization for raising an adequate resource base for community welfare initiatives.