Mussalman Wakf Act,1923

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Act No : 42


Section : Short title, extent and commencement.

THE MUSSALMAN WAKF ACT, 1923 ACT NO. 42 OF 1923 1* [5th August, 1923.] An Act to make provision for the better management of wakf property and for ensuring the keeping and publication of proper accounts in respect of such properties. WHEREAS it is expedient to make provision for the better management of wakf property and for ensuring the keeping and publication of proper accounts in respect of such properties; It is hereby enacted as follows:- Preliminary 1. Short title, extent and commencement. (1) This Act may be called the Mussalman Wakf Act, 1923; 2*[(2) It extends to the whole of India except 3*[the territories which, immediately before the 1st November, 1956, were comprised in Part B States].] (3) This section shall come into force at once; and (4) The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct 4* that the remaining provisions of this Act, or any of them which it may specify, shall come into force in the State, or any specified part thereof, on such 4* date as it may appoint in this behalf. --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 This Act has been rep. in its application to Bengal by the Bengal Wakf Act, 1934 (Ben. 13 of 1934), s. 82; and rep. in part in the United Provinces by the United Provinces Muslim Wakf Act, 1936 (U. P. 13 of 1936); and amended in its application to- Bihar and Orissa by the Bihar and Orissa Mussalman Wakf (Amendment) Act, 1926 (B. & O., 1 of 1926); and Bombay by the Mussalman Wakf (Bombay Amendment) Act, 1935 (Bom. 18 of 1935); the Mussalman Wakf, Bombay Public Trusts Registration and Parsi Public Trusts Registration (Amendment) Act, 1944 (Bom. 10 of 1944) and the Mussalman Wakf (Bombay Amendment) Act, 1945 (Bom. 15 of 1945). This Act shall not apply to any wakf to which the Wakf Act, 1954 (29 of 1954) applies. 2 Subs. by the A. O. 1950 for the former sub-section. 3 Subs. by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 3) Order, 1956, for "Part B States". 4 Ss. 2 to 5 and 7 to 13 were brought into force in the Punjab with effect from the 14th May, 1924, see Punjab Gazette, 1924, Pt. I, p. 418. Ss. 2 to 13 were brought into force in the Presidency of Bombay from the 1st June, 1925, see Bombay Government Gazette, 1925, Pt. I, p. 1414. All provisions of the Act were brought into force in Bihar and Orissa from the 3rd September, 1925, see B. & O. Gazette, 1925, Pt. II, p. 1192. Ss. 2 to 13 were brought into force in the Presidency of Bengal with certain modifications from the 1st June, 1927, see Calcutta Gazette, Pt. I, p. 1008. Ss. 2 to 13 were brought into force in Ajmer-Merwara from the 1st February, 1928, see Gazette of India, 1928, Pt. II-A, p. 20. 88


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