A file variety of lakh pilgrims from India set to perform Haj this 12 months; efforts are on to prepare the specified workforce for the most critical guy management workout undertaken with the aid of India out of doors its border, officials said. The Ministry of Minority Affairs will depute 638 officials to the Consulate General of India in Jeddah at the same time as the Consulate General will have interaction an identical wide variety of employees quickly. With Saudi Arabia increasing India’s Haj quota by using 25,000, the best number of Indians will carry out Haj this yr. This wide variety may be subsequent simplest to Indonesia’s 2.31 lakh consisting of a boom of 10,000 this year. It changed into February for the duration of the visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to India, that an increase in India’s Haj quota was introduced. This becomes the 1/3 hike in as many years.
Saudi Arabia, on April 18, issued formal orders, and then the Minority Affairs Ministry started out arranging vital workforce. The Ministry has decided that out of the extra 25,000 quotas, 15,000 could be allocated to the Haj Committee of India (HCOI) and 10,000 to Private Tour Operators (PTOs). Thus, 1.40 lakh pilgrims are anticipated to return via HCOI and 60,000 through PTOs, India’s newly appointed Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ausaf Sayeed informed IANS. The number of deputationists consists of coordinators (7), medical doctors (168), Assistant Haj Officers (62), paramedics (185), and Haj Assistants (216). The Ministry’s Haj Division engages in the choice/interview process to pick out the officers operating in the vital authorities, kingdom governments, union territory administrations, valuable and kingdom public sector undertakings, and self sufficient bodies.