Functions of the Board

  1. The general supervision and control of all evacuee trust property shall, subject to any directions that may be given by the Federal Government, vest in the Board, and the Board shall take such action as it deems fit for the proper management, maintenance and disposal of such property in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the rules; scheme, or directions made or issued there under.
  2. In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing: power, the functions of the Board shall be,
    • To maintain a complete and authentic record of all evacuee trust` property;
    • To prepare and submit, by the 31st of May each year, to the Federal Government for its approval, the annual budget estimates along with detailed statements of receipts and expenditure;
    • To buy out of surplus income, if any, or by taking loan from any statutory corporation, with the approval of the Federal Government, any other property which may be considered to be beneficial for promoting the objects of this Act or any scheme;
    • With the prior approval of the Federal Government, to sell, dispose of, transfer or make an endowment or otherwise manage evacuee trust pro­perty consistent with the objects of this Act or a scheme or for any other object which is considered to be a public purpose by the Federal Government;
    • To mortgage or lease any evacuee trust property in accordance with the instructions of the Federal Government;
    • To assess or reassess the rent or lease amount of the evacuee rust property;
    • With the prior approval of the Federal Government, to extinguish a trust or to wind up an institution the original object of which has wholly or partly ceased to exist;
    • To incur expenditure on repairs or maintenance of holy shrines not exceeding such amount as the Federal Government may approve;
    • To maintain religious shrines and provide facilities for the pilgrims;
    • To set up, or make grants-in-aid to, orphanages, leper houses, widow, houses, poor houses and educational, vocational, technical or health institu­tions and hospitals subject to the general control and directions of the, Federal Government;
    • To order sealing of any evacuee trust property in an appropriate case pending payment of the Board’s dues by the person concerned;
    • To undertake development programmes for increasing the productivity of agricultural land forming part of the Trust Pool and for enhancing the commercial value of an evacuee trust property;
    • To invest money, with the prior approval of the Federal Government, for any other social welfare or charitable purpose
    • To set up with the prior approval of the Federal Government, any industrial or commercial undertaking;
    • To enter upon and inspect evacuee trust property;
    • To appoint such staff on such terms and conditions as may be approved by the Federal Government consistent with the sanctioned budget;
    • To exercise financial and administrative control over offices attached to or under it;
    • To prepare a scheme or schemes with the prior approval of the Federal Government for promoting the objects of this Act,
    • To institute and defend suits and proceedings in a Court of law.