Haj application process goes digital, Haj Committee of India Mobile App launched
�This is a major initiative in the government�s �Digital India� programme,� Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.
Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in Mumbai on Monday launched a mobile application which provides information and facilitates e-payments for the pilgrimage.
“It is for the first time that Haj application process is going to be digital,” Naqvi said during the launch of the event at Haj 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 Haj digital/online. The Central government has been encouraging online applications for next Haj 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. The next Haj schedule has already been announced and applications will be accepted from today. The last date for submitting applications is 24 January.
Enquiry and information, news 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.