Hajj policy 2023: Indian Govt makes extensive arrangements

New Delhi: The Ministry of Minority Affairs announced the new Hajj policy 2023. This made the application form available free of charge and reduced the package fee by Rs 50,000 per pilgrim. Sharing the new hajj policy, the ministry said, ‘A wide selection of overnight accommodation and special arrangements have been made for women, infants, the disabled and the elderly’.

According to report, To ensure a smooth, safe and comfortable Haj pilgrimage for Indian pilgrims, the Government of India makes extensive arrangements for the security, travel, stay and wellbeing of Indian Haj pilgrims, both within India and in Saudi Arabia, in close coordination with various stakeholders including Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Haj Committees of State and Union Territories, Haj Committee of India, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consulate General of India in Jeddah.

This year, the preparation for Hajj 2023 was initiated by Ministry well in advance, by convening various interactive sessions on Haj management with the aforesaid stakeholders. It has been ensured that all required facilities including a fair online process for selection of pilgrims are available within the timeline.

The application form for Haj 2023 through Haj Committee of India has been made free of cost, discretionary quota for VIPs and dignitaries has been abolished and special arrangements shall be made for lady pilgrims, infants, divyangjan and elderly.

The detailed guidelines for Haj 2023 for stakeholders have also been finalized and issued on Monday and can be accessed at

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