Waqf Board funds misused by illegal recruits

Hyderabad: Funds of the Waqf Board supposed to be spent for the welfare of minorities have been depleted by paying medical reimbursements, house rent and other miscellaneous expenses of illegal recruits who have submitted forged bills and claimed allowances. Surprisingly the irregularities were not detected during the Board’s annual audits.

As reported by DC, two employees living on Waqf properties have been found to be drawing House Rent Allowance (HRA) amounting to over ten percent of the rent amount, and a few have obtained loans from the Board for the construction of houses.

Internal inquiry has been ordered by the Minorities’ Welfare Department into the matter.

According to a Waqf Board official these employees have claimed huge amounts of money and various benefits from the Board.