The Haryana Wakf Board is a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal. It was established under section 13 (1) of the Wakf Act, 1995 (Act No.43 of 1995) on 1st August, 2003 vide Government of Haryana Notification bearing No.18/2/96-3JJ (I), dated 1.8.2003. Previously, the State of Haryana was one of the constituent units of erstwhile Punjab Wakf Board, The erstwhile Punjab Wakf Board was dissolved vide notification of Govt. of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, dated 29th July, 2003 w.e.f the 1st day of August, 2003. After the dissolution of the erstwhile Punjab Wakf Board (which was composite Board for four States namely, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and U.T. Chandigarh), the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and U.T. Chandigarh established separate Wakf Boards for their States.


    (i) To manage all Wakfs in the State and safeguard them from encroachment.

    (ii) To exercise its powers under the Wakf Act, 1995 as to ensure that the Wakfs under its superintendence are properly maintained, controlled and administered and the income thereof is duly applied to the objects and of the purposes for which such Wakfs were created of intended.

    (iii) To maintain a record containing information relating to the origin, income, object and beneficiaries of every Wakf.

    (iv) To give directions for the administration of Wakfs.

    (v) To settle schemes of management for a Wakfs.

    (vi) To direct for the utilization surplus income of a Wakf consistent with the objects of the Wakf.

    (vii) To direct in what manner the income of a Wakf, the objects of which are not evident from any written instrument, shall be utilized.

    (viii) To direct in any object of Wakf has ceased to exist or has become incapable of achievement, that so much of the income of the Wakf as was previously applied to that subject shall be applied to any other object, which shall be similar, or nearly similar or to original object of the benefit of poor or for the purpose of promotion of knowledge and learning in the Muslim community.

    (ix) To investigate and determine the nature and extent of Wakf and Wakf property, and to cause, whenever necessary, a survey of such Wakf property.

    (x) Generally do all such acts as may be necessary for the control, maintenance and administration of Wakfs.


    The Headquarters of the Board is situated at 50, sardar Patel Marg, Ambala cantt. The total number of officers/ staff on position as on 16-6-2009, is 126 against the cadre of 154 allocated by the Govt. of India at the time of trifurcation of the Board in the year 2003, which includes all categories of posts. The Board has 16 Branch Offices & 13 Sub-Branch Offices. The Staff Posted at Branch and Sub-Branch Offices works under the Estate Officers assisted by the Rent Collectors. The Branch Offices in the Headquarters of the Circles are headed by an Estate Officer. The Sub Branch offices are headed by a Rent Collector.


    After the establishment of separate Wakf Board for the State of Haryana, the Board registered a phenomenal increase in its income. The Board does not receive any grant from Central/State Government or any other organization. The Board generates its own income from Wakf properties and the income derived there from is spent for the benefit of the minority community. During the year 2003-04 the Board has earned in come of Rs.4.96 crore. During the year 2004-05 the Board earned an income of Rs.6,34,29,906.30 crore from the Wakf properties falling in the Haryana state, which was Rs.1,38,51,085.90 up from the previous year 2003-04. The revenue from the Wakf properties increased every year with intensive management. During the year 2009-2010, the Board has earned all time high income of Rs.13.54 crore.


    Board is managing about 12,493 Wakf properties in the State, which include agricultural lands attached to graveyards, mosques, khanqahs etc., and land/shops attached to mosques, shrines and Takia in Urban areas. These properties were identified during the time of old survey and duly notified in the Gazette of India. Total Number of Rural and Urban Wakf Units are 12,493, Total Measurement is 1,67,261k-8m-4sq.yds. In Acre it is 2,09,007.625.

    But during the time of old survey a number of properties had escaped from being registered as Wakf. Haryana Government vide Order No. 18/12/98-3JJ(I), dated 7-4-2005 had appointed all the Divisional Commissioners of Haryana as Survey Commissioners of Wakf in their respective jurisdiction to trace out such Wakf properties, which had escaped from being registered as Wakf properties at the time of survey in the years 1963-69 in the State. The Haryana Wakf Board has reviewed the survey works in the State. The latest position of the Survey work is that survey has been completed in six Districts of Haryana State which include Sonepat, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Karnal, Kurukshetra and Yamuna Nagar. Also, in Ambala work has started and about 17 properties have been traced out. In the remaining districts survey works are in progress.


    After the establishment of separate Wakf Board for the State of Haryana, Haryana Wakf Board has greatly expanded its social and welfare activities for the benefit of minority community. The Board is actively engaged in various educational and welfare programmes. During 2009-10, Board spent Rs.2,76,79,807.00 on account of Education, Religious affairs and welfare activities. The Board is providing pension to 186 widows and destitute/old-aged and orphans @ Rs. 500/-PM, honorarium to 290 Imams posted in different mosques in the State, which are being run under the direct Management and merit scholarships to 927 deserving students, It is running 3 schools, one each at Ambala cantt, Panipat and Faridabad. The Board also running one engineering college in the name and style of the Mewat /Engineering College (Wakf) in village Palla, Tehsil Nuh, Distt. Mewat for the benefit of Muslim minority. The Board is also running 1 Dispensary and 1 Library under its direct management. The Board is also providing financial assistance to 31 schools/college and vocational centres, which are being run by the private individuals. The Board also provides charity to the needy & poor. The Board also organizes annual Urs of the prominent Sufi saints. The Board is actively engaged to serve the interest of people of Haryana in general and poor Muslims of Haryana in particular with vigor and zeal.