Mobile App launched to receive Haj Application Form 2017. for the first time, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi here today launched a mobile application which will provide information and facilitate e-payments for the pilgrimage.
“It is for the first time that Hajj application process is going to be digital,” Naqvi said during the launch of the event at Hajj House in south Mumbai. “This is a major initiative in the government’s ‘Digital India’ programme,” he said.
“The Ministry of Minority Affairs has joined Digital India campaign in a big way. We have made several processes regarding Hajj digital/online. The Central government has been encouraging online applications for next Hajj so that people can get an opportunity for the pilgrimage with complete transparency and comfort,” Naqvi said.
The mobile app will be available on Google Play store from today. Every user can download it for android OS. The next Hajj schedule has already been announced and applications will be accepted from today. The last date for submitting applications is 24 January.
Haj Mobile App for Andriod and IOS.
Applying for Hajj, enquiry and information, news and updates and e-payment are the main features of the app. The application can be made directly on the app. Five adults and two infants can apply as a group.
A PDF copy of the form will go to applicant’s email. After affixing the photo, the printout with documents is to be sent to the state Hajj committees. Registration fees can also be paid through this app.
Naqvi said that last month, a new website of Hajj was launched in New Delhi. The website is in Hindi, Urdu and English languages which will provide all the necessary information regarding Hajj.
|Sl. No.||Date||Last Date for Submission of …|
|Haj Application Form with Pay-in-Slip of Rs. 300/- per applicant.STATE BANK OF INDIA A/C NO. 35398104789
UNION BANK OF INDIA A/C NO. 318702010406010
|2||28-02-2018||Validity of International Passport.(Issued on or before 24-01-2017)|
|3||01-01-2017||Cutoff Date for 70+ Haj Pilgrims.(Born on or before 02-01-1947)|
|4||10-10-2017||Cutoff Date for Infant Haj Pilgrims.(Born on or after11-10-2015)|
|Conduct of Qurrah for Selection of Haj Pilgrims.|
|6||31-03-2017||Last date for submission of Original Passport, Pay in Slip, Medical Certificate and One Photograph (Front pose, comprising 70% face) attached to the back of passport with adhesive tape. The photograph should be of size 3.5cms x 3.5cms and Pay-in-slip of Rs. 81,000/- per applicant for Qurrah Selected Pilgrims & Medical Certificate and Pay-in-slip of Rs. 81,000/- per applicant for Reserved Category Pilgrims.|
|7||05-07-2017||Submission of International Passport by NRI’s Haj applicants.
Note: – The provisionally Selected Haj Pilgrims of Indian Origin residing abroad like NRI’s i.e. 1) Non-resident Indians, 2) Frequent Flyers, 3) Umrah Pilgrims, 4) Officials, 5) Visit to Foreign Countries on Medical Grounds, and 6) Family Visa have been given extended time up to 31-07-2015 for submission of Passport subject to the Submission of the following Documents: –
1. Application for late submission of Passport in Favor of Executive Officer, Telangana State Haj Committee, Hyderabad.
2. Self Attested Copy of Passport.
3. Copy of Working/ Resident Visa.
4. Copy of Employment letter showing working in that country.
|8||25-07-2017||Departure of Haj Chartered Flights from India to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Haj – 2017.|
Statistics of Haj Application received state wise in 2016
Maharashtra was at the top place regarding online applications for Hajj 2016, with a total of 10,960 people having applied online.
Altogether 9,257 online applications had been received from Kerala; 5,407 from Uttar Pradesh; 2,983 from Telangana; 2,426 from Jammu and Kashmir and 2,425 online applications had been received from Gujarat last year.
About 99,903 people went to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for Hajj from 21 embarkation points across India through Hajj Committee of India during Hajj 2016. Besides, about 36,000 pilgrims had proceeded for Hajj through private tour operators.
The Central government and Hajj Committee of India have already started preparations to ensure that the next Hajj is completely smooth and convenient for the pilgrims, the minister said.
“We have received several important suggestions on Hajj pilgrimage and we are moving forward keeping in mind these suggestions,” Naqvi said.
Discussions have been held with officials of Civil Aviation Ministry to ensure aircraft with modern facilities for Hajj pilgrims, he said.