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Telangana Govt to pay honorarium to Imams, Mouzzin

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The Government of Telangana has introduced a novel scheme of payment of Honorarium of Rs. 1000/- per month to the Imam and Mouzzin of the Mosques in the State and called online applications from all the eligible candidates up to 30th December, announced Syed Omer Jaleel, Secretary to Government and Competent Authority TS Wakf Board in a media release here on Wednesday.

The Imam and Mouzzin can upload their applications along with scanned copies of the Aadhaar Card, Bank Pass Book, Residential Proof, a letter from the Mosque Committee or the trustee of the Masjid and a photograph on www.waqf.telangana.gov.in or through Meseva.

The scheme would be implemented by the Telangana State Wakf Board, he further said that all the full time Imams and Mouzzins of the mosques are entitled for the honorarium, which would be paid on quarterly basis and the beneficiaries would have to submit a certificate from the authorities of the mosques concerned about continuation of their services.

A Scrutiny Committee has been constituted in the Wakf Board to evaluate the genuineness of the applications, he said and warned that if any person wrongfully received the honorarium legal action would be initiated against him besides recovering the amount paid under Recovery of Land Revenue Act. (INN)