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Diversity and plurality are a defining characteristic of Indian society. Indian peoples practice various religions with variety of rituals including pilgrimages. Haj is such a pilgrimage undertaken by Muslims, which involves international travel, as do others like Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, Yatra Shri Nankana Sahib. Haj is a five daylong religious congregation that takes place in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The work pertaining to Haj management has been transferred from Ministry of External Affairs to Ministry of Minority Affairs with effect from 1st October 2016. The Haj Committee of India (HCOI) established under the Haj Committee Act, 2002 and functioning under the administrative control of Ministry of Minority Affairs makes the arrangements in India. The Consulate General of India (CGI), Jeddah, coordinates the arrangements for the HCOI pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.

The number of pilgrims who can perform Haj, is determined every year bilaterally, by the Governments of India and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The quota of pilgrims is divided between Haj Committee of India (HCOI) and Private Tour Operators (PTOs). For last few years, the quota of pilgrims going through HCOI and PTOs has been 1,00,000 and 36,000 respectively.

Muslim Citizens of India, willing to go for Haj Pilgrimage through HCOI, may like to contact either their respective State Haj Committees (SHCs) or HCOI. They may also get all relevant information from HCOI website http://hajcommittee.gov.in/.

MoS(I/C)

Hon'ble Minister of State
(Independent Charge)

Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

State Haj Committees Network Haj Committee of India Consulate General of India, Jeddah Write your feedback!
State Haj Committees Network Haj Committee of India Consulate General of India, Jeddah Write your feedback!

2017-01-01 (Mumbai): Inaugurated the renovated office premises of Maharashtra State Haj Committee by Hon'ble Minister Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on January 01, 2017 at Mumbai.
2017-01-01 (Mumbai): Inaugurated the renovated office premises of Maharashtra State Haj Committee by Hon'ble Minister Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on January 01, 2017 at Mumbai.
2016 (Ahmedabad): Minister flagged-off 1st batch of Haj pilgrims from Ahmedabad (Gujarat).
2016 (Ahmedabad): Minister flagged-off 1st batch of Haj pilgrims from Ahmedabad (Gujarat).
2015-05-01 (Mangalore): Visit of Minister at 419th death anniversary of Hazrath Quthubuzzaman Asseyyid Muhammed Shareeful Madani Tangal.
2015-05-01 (Mangalore): Visit of Minister at 419th death anniversary of Hazrath Quthubuzzaman Asseyyid Muhammed Shareeful Madani Tangal.
2016-11-07 (New Delhi): Haj Review Meeting chaired by Secretary (Minority Affairs) at New Delhi on November 7, 2016.
2016-11-07 (New Delhi): Haj Review Meeting chaired by Secretary (Minority Affairs) at New Delhi on November 7, 2016.
2016-12-20 (New Delhi): Launch of Haj Division Website by Hon'ble Minister Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on December 20, 2016 at New Delhi.
2016-12-20 (New Delhi): Launch of Haj Division Website by Hon'ble Minister Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on December 20, 2016 at New Delhi.
2016-11-09 (Mumbai): Minister inaugurating
2016-11-09 (Mumbai): Minister inaugurating "Haj Conference of PTOs" organized by All India Haj Umrah Tour Organisers Association on November 9, 2016 at Mumbai.
2017-01-02 (Mumbai): To encourage online application for Haj, Hon'ble Minister Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launched Mobile App on January 02, 2017 at Haj House in Mumbai.
2017-01-02 (Mumbai): To encourage online application for Haj, Hon'ble Minister Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launched Mobile App on January 02, 2017 at Haj House in Mumbai.
2016-10-24 (Mumbai): Haj-2017 preparation meeting of Haj Committee of India and States/UTs Haj Committees, in Mumbai on October 24, 2016.
2016-10-24 (Mumbai): Haj-2017 preparation meeting of Haj Committee of India and States/UTs Haj Committees, in Mumbai on October 24, 2016.
2016 (Mumbai): Minister took stock of preparedness for Haj-2016 with HCoI officials at Haj House, Mumbai.
2016 (Mumbai): Minister took stock of preparedness for Haj-2016 with HCoI officials at Haj House, Mumbai.
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), 11 January 2017: Signed bilateral agreement for Haj-2017 between India and Saudi Arabia with an increase of about 34,000 in Haj-2017 Quota.
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), 11 January 2017: Signed bilateral agreement for Haj-2017 between India and Saudi Arabia with an increase of about 34,000 in Haj-2017 Quota.
Contact us
Shri J. Alam, IAS,
Joint Secretary (Haj and Waqf),
Ministry of Minority Affairs,
Government of India,
Pt. Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan,
Room No.1126, C.G.O. Complex, Lodhi Road,
NEW DELHI - 110003.


Phone: +91-11-24364312
Fax: +91-11-24369216
Email: jan.alam@gov.in

Latest Notifications/Circulars


Last updated on January 20, 2017.

  • Extension of last Date for PTO Registration Apply upto 31-JAN-2017
  • Applications are invited for Temporary Deputation for Administrative Staff for Haj-2017
  • Applications are invited for Temporary Deputation for Doctors & Paramedics (Allopathic) for Haj-2017
  • Clarifications dated 04-Jan-2017 for Registration of PTOs for Haj-2017.

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