Hyderabad: Wakf Board employees have not got their salary this month reportedly as chief executive officer Abdul Hameed has questioned chairman Mohammed Saleem continuing in the post.
The two officials have to jointly sign off the financial transaction if the amount exceeds Rs 1 lakh. Sources said that Mr Hameed had refused to clear the file and sign on the cheque stating that he was not empowered to release the amount. There was no clarity on the continuation of Mr Saleem as chairman as his term as MLC had lapsed. He refused to take the signature of Mr Saleem on the cheque.
The CEO said he had written to the government about the legality of Mr Saleem staying on in the post, citing the Wakf Act which stipulates that the membership of the board is coterminous with the membership of the House.
In his letter to secretary, minorities welfare, Shahna-waz Qasim, Mr Hameed said that Mr Saleem was elected as Wakf Board member under the category of Muslim members of the legislature and had completed his term as MLC.
He to the referred the explanation mentioned in the Waqf Act which states that in case a board member ceases to be a member of Assembly such member shall be deemed to have vacated the office of the member of the Board. Mr Hameed asked that when a member had lost his membership of the board how could he continue as chairman.
Employees apprehend that if government takes three more days to reply, then they will get salary after July 15. They appealed to Mr Qasim to intervene in the matter and ensure early disbursement of the salary....