as the President may direct. The President may want that all such reports be laid before each
      House of the Parliament and sent to the government administration of states/UTs concerned. The
      CLM organization has its headquarters at Delhi with three zonal offices at Belgaum, Chennai and
      Kolkata. Ths CLM interacts with states/UTs on all the matters pertaining to the issues
      concerning implemantation of the Constitutional and nationally agreed safeguards provided to
      lingustic minoritiers.
      Constitutional Safeguards for Linguistic Minorities
           Under the Constitution of India, certain safeguards have been granted to the religious and
      linguistic minorities. Article 29 and 30 seek to protect the interests of minorities and recognize
      their right to conserve their distinct language, script or culture and to establish and administer
      educational institutions of their choice. Article 347 makes provision for Presidential direction for
      official recognition of any language spoken by a substantial proportion to the populations of a
      state or any part thereof for such purpose as the President may specify. Article 350 gives the
      right to submit representation for redressal of grievances to any authority of the Union or a state
      in any of the languages used in the Union/states. Article 360A provides for instruction in the
      mother tongue at the primary stage of education to children belonging to linguistic minority
      groups. Article 350B provides for a Special Officer designated as Commissioner for Linguistic
      Minorities to investigate all matters relating to the safeguards provided for linguistic minorities
      under the Constitution.
      Central Wakf Council
           A Wakf is a permanent dedication of movable or immovable properties for purposes
      recognised by the Muslim Law as religious, pious or charitable. Apart from these religious
      aspects, the Wakfs are also instruments of social and economic upliftment. Administration of
      central legislation for Wakfs is the responsibility of the Ministry of Social Justice and
      Empowerment. For the purpose of advising the central government on matters relating to
      working of the state Wakf Boards and the proper administration of the Wakfs in the country, the
      Central Wakf Council was established as a statutory body in 1964, under Section 8A of the Wakf
      Act, 1954 (now read as Sub-Sec(1) of the Section 9 of Wakf Act, 1995). The present Council
      was reconstituted in 2005. The Union Minister in charge of Wakf is the Chairperson of the
      Council. The Central Wakf Council is also playing a vital role in the development of the society
      by way of implementing development of urban Wakf properties and educational development
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      Durgah Khawaja Saheb Act
           It is an Act to make provision for the proper administration of Dargah and Endowment of
      the Dargah Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishty (R.A.). Under this central Act, the administration,
      control and management of the Dargah Endowment has been vested in a representative
      committee known as the Dargah Committee appointed by the central government. The Dargah of
      Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishti at Ajmer in Rajasthan is a Waqf of international fame. It is being
      administered under the Dargah Khwaja Saheb Act, 1955. With the help of the Government of
      India, the Ministry of Urban Development and with the active involvement of the government of
      Rajasthan through local administration, the Dargah Committee is implementing a scheme of
      providing lodging facilities for lakhs of pilgrims who visit the holy Dargah during the annual