In furtherance to the decision of J&K Waqf Board regarding the implementation of the recommendation of the Rent Review Committee (RRC) with regard to revision of rent as per market value, a meeting of shopkeepers of Auqaf Commercial Complex, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu today met Dr Darakhshan Andrabi, Chairperson J&K Waqf Board in her office chamber at Jammu and discussed in detail the reservations of the shopkeepers regarding rent payment as per new enhansed schedule issused by the Waqf Board.
Dr Darakhshan gave a patient hearing to the grievances put forth by the tenants and deliberated on all issues raised by the representatives of the agrrieved shopkeepers. The discussion lasted for about more than two hours in a cordial atmosphere and ultimately the tenants of Auqaf Commercial Complex, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu agreed to pay rent as per revised rates as per the decision of the Waqf Board.
The Chairperson J&K Waqf Board hailed the positive approach of the representatives & termed the meeting as a great achievement and thanked all the participants and further requested them to persuade others to follow suit. Dr. Darakhshan Andrabi appealed to other tenants and users of the Waqf properties to make payment of rent as per the decision of the Waqf Board, the ultimate aim and objective of which is the creation of due returns from the assets for the Waqf so that the amount is used for the upliftment of the poor and downtrodden people & also for creation of public welfare infrastructure which is expected from the new Board. “Even after the hike as per the Rent Review Committee, all Waqf assets are still available to allottees on very low anmounts as compared to the market rates”, said Dr Andrabi.