Measures initiated to streamline functioning of the Yateemkhana (orphanage), run by the Karnataka Wakf Board, by its newly-appointed administrator Rajneesh Goel, who is also the Regional Commissioner of Gulbarga, has started paying rich dividends.

The idea of opening up membership to the Yateemkhana Management Board had been received well.

In all, 1,900 applications for different categories of membership have been received so far. Also, Rs. 35 lakh has been deposited by the new applicants for these memberships.

Dr. Goel said here on Friday that a list with the names of the applicants would be published to invite any objections from the general public.

If there were no objections, the memberships would be accepted, he added.

The membership money collected would be used for development of the Yateemkhana, including setting up of new facilities, he said.

He said steps hve been taken to sign a new agreement with the occupants of the shops constructed on the property owned by the Yateemkhana, revising the rents and deposits.

The occupants have agreed to enter into new agreement revising the rent.

“At present, the Yateemkhana is getting around Rs. 45,000 as rent from these shops every month.

“However, after the new agreement is signed, we expect a revenue of at least Rs. 1.5 lakh as rent,” he said.

Dr. Goel said apart from this, the Yateemkhana management also expects to collect at least Rs. 45 lakh as security deposit from the occupants. These security deposits would be repaid at the time of vacating the shop, without any interest.

The Yateemkhana, which was a picture of neglect till recently, has been given a facelift.

  • Rs. 35 lakh has been deposited by applicants

    for memberships

  • Management to set up separate hostels for

    boys and girls of Muslim community