Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, this morning, chaired a virtual meeting of Charity Commissioner’s Offices across the state. The meeting discussed the accomplishments by the offices and future plans for each district office.
The Charity Commissioner’s Offices initiative was taken up under the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the aim to regulate and assist the operations of about three and a half lakh registered trusts in the state. Now, this project has made great progress, taking up different tasks to improve performance and streamline processes for charitable trusts in the state.
As such, during the meeting, CM Patel congratulated the offices for completing the huge task of digitization of about four crore documents. With the digitization of this record, people will now be able to access their trust information online from wherever they are.
CM Patel also announced that new charity office buildings will be constructed in eight districts of the state, namely Gir Somnath-Veraval, Botad, Aravalli’s Modasa, Surendranagar, Bhuj, Lunawada, Himmatnagar and Morbi. “The state government is constantly striving to enhance the operations of the trusts. As such, the state-of-the-art charity buildings will aid in smoother and faster workings of the trusts.” Furthermore, CM Patel also participated in online bhumi pujan of the new office buildings.
Law Minister Rajendra Trivedi said that since the administration of all religious and charitable trusts in the state applies to the wider interest of the society, the assets of such trusts promote the welfare of the people.
Minister of State Deva Bhai Malam, Law Secretary Rawal, Charity Commissioner Shukla, as well as senior officers and district headquarters officials were present at the meeting.