Section 57 in The Waqf Act, 1995

Title: Mutawalli entitled to pay certain costs from income of waqf property

Description: 57. Mutawalli entitled to pay certain costs from income of 1[waqf] property.--Notwithstanding anything contained in the 1[waqf] deed, every mutawalli may pay from the income of the 1[waqf] property any expenses properly incurred by him for the purpose of enabling him to furnish any particulars, documents or copies under section 36 or any accounts under section 46 or any information or documents required by the Board or for the purpose of enabling him to carry out the directions of the Board. 1. Subs. by Act 27 of 2013, s. 4, for "wakf" (w.e.f. 1-11-2013).

Title: Power of Board to pay dues in case of default by mutawalli

Description: (1) Where a mutawalli refuses to pay or fails to pay any revenue, cess, rates or taxes due to the Government or any local authority, the Board may discharge dues from the 1[Waqf] Fund and may recover the amount so paid from the 1[waqf] property and may also recover damages not exceeding twelve and a half per cent. of the amount so paid. (2) Any sum of money due under sub-section (1) may, on a certificate issued by the Board after giving the mutawalli concerned an opportunity of being heard, be recovered in the same manner as an arrear of land revenue. 1. Subs. by Act 27 of 2013, s. 4, for "wakf" (w.e.f. 1-11-2013).

Title: Creation of reserve fund

Description: For the purpose of making provisions for the payment of rent and of revenue, cess, rates and taxes due to the Government or any local authority, for the discharge of the expenses of the repair of the 1[waqf] property and for the preservation of the 1[waqf] property, the Board may direct the creation and maintenance, in such manner as it may think fit, of a reserve fund from the income of a 1[waqf]. 1. Subs. by Act 27 of 2013, s. 4, for "wakf" (w.e.f. 1-11-2013).

Title: Extension of time

Description: The Board may, if its is satisfied that it is necessary so to do, extend the time within which any act is required to be done by the mutawalli under this Act.

Title: Penalties

Description: (1) If a mutawalli fails to— (a) apply for the registration of a 2[auqaf]; (b) furnish statements of particulars or accounts or returns as required under this Act; (c) supply information or particulars as required by the Board; (d) allow inspection of 1[waqf] properties, accounts, records or deeds and documents relating thereto; (e) deliver possession of any 1[waqf] property, if ordered by the Board or Tribunal; (f) carry out the directions of the Board; (g) discharge any public dues; or (h) do any other act which he is lawfully required to do by or under this Act; he shall, unless he satisfies the court or the Tribunal that there was reasonable cause for his failure, be punishable with fine which may extend to 3[ten thousand rupees for non-compliance of clauses (a) to (d) and in case of non-compliance of clauses (e) to (h), he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months and also with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees.] (2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), if— (a) a mutawalli omits or fails, with a view to concealing the existing of a 1[waqf], to apply for its registration under this Act,-- (i) in the case of a 1[waqf] created before the commencement of this Act, within the period specified therefor in sub-section (8) of section 36; (ii) in the case of any 1[waqf] created after such commencement, within three months from the date of the creation of the 1[waqf]; or (b) a mutawalli furnishes any statement, return, or information to the Board, which he knows or has reason to believe to be false, misleading, untrue or incorrect in any material particular, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months and also with fine which may extend to fifteen thousand rupees. (3) No court, shall take cognizance of an offence punishable under this Act save upon complaint made by the Board or an officer duly authorised by the board in this behalf. (4) No court inferior to that of a Metropolitan Magistrate or a Judicial Magistrate of the first class shall try any offence punishable under this Act. (5) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), the fine imposed under sub-section (1), when realised, shall be credited to the 1[Waqf] Fund. (6) In every case where offender is convicted after the commencement of this Act, of an offence punishable under sub-section (1) and sentenced to a fine, the court shall also impose such term of imprisonment in default of payment of fine as is authorised by law for such default. 1. Subs. by Act 27 of 2013, s. 4, for "wakf" (w.e.f. 1-11-2013). 2. Subs. by s. 4, ibid., for "wakfs" (w.e.f. 1-11-2013). 3. Subs. by s. 36, ibid., for "eight thousand rupees" (w.e.f. 1-11-2013).

CHAPTER 6 MAINTENANCE OF ACCOUNTS OF AUQAF