The GoI has formed a six-member committee to give a report on ways to improve India’s Haj policy and also look into issue of subsidy to the pilgrimage.
This is in light of 2012 Supreme Court order on gradually reducing and abolishing it by 2022.
Former Consul General of India (CGI), Jeddah, Afzal Amanullah has been appointed as convener of the high-level panel,
The panel will examine implications of various directions of the apex court with regard to the existing Haj policy, and suitable amendments in it.
The committee will also review the effectiveness of Haj Committee of India’s management of pilgrims’ accommodation and air travel.
It will also assess the aspects of transparency, consumer satisfaction and disclosure requirements for private tour operators to protect interest of the pilgrims with a view to make the policy of greater assistance to the pilgrims.
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