| Origin of the Board’s establishment
People belonging to Vanniyakula Kshatriya community live extensively in various
parts of Tamil Nadu. A number of philanthropists belonging to this community
have dedicated their properties for various charitable purposes by creating
trusts/endowments as objects of utility to the humanity such as choultries for
feeding the poor, institutions for the advancement of education, medical relief
and public health and other objects of similar nature.
(ii) With regard to the
properties endowed in the past by philanthropists for various charitable
purposes, the charities are not performed properly nor the properties are carefully
maintained and several properties were either improperly sold or left to be
encroached and thereby the testators’ wishes remain unfulfilled.
(iii) People who are
interested in the preservation, protection and maintenance of various such
trusts/endowments have represented to the Government to constitute a separate
Board to consolidate such trusts/endowments and save the properties of the trusts to
fulfill the wishes of the testators by providing good administration to such
trusts/endowments and thereby help the trusts/endowments to proceed with the objects for which they were created, without any hindrance
(iv) After giving due
consideration over the issue, the Government have decided to constitute a Board
vide G.O. (Ms.) No.20, BC, MBC and Minority Welfare Department, dated 2.3.2009,
to safeguard the properties of such trusts/endowments meant for the benefit of
the people belonging to Vanniyakula Kashtria community and the public at large.
A Special Officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service has been
appointed to establish a Vanniyar Public Properties Welfare Board and to
identify various charitable trusts/endowments testated by the philanthropists
of Vanniyakula Kshatriya community, to consolidate them and to find out ways and means to
fulfill their objectives as contemplated under the Trusts / Endowments. He is
presently assisted by a Legal Adviser, who is a Retired District and Sessions
Judge, a Tahsildar and supportive staff.