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Haj 2019: Advance Amount payment date extended

As per the Haj Committee of India notification, the last date to make the payment is now February 15, 2019

Tuesday February 5, 2019 7:45 PM, ummid.com News Network

Haj First Installment Date Exetended

Mumbai: The Haj Committee of India has extended by ten days the last date to make the payment of Advance Haj amount @ Rs.81,000/- per pilgrim. The last date of Advance Haj amount was earlier fixed as February 05, 2019.

As per the Haj Committee of India notification, the last date to make the payment is now February 15, 2019.

"The last date for remittance of Advance Haj amount @ Rs.81,000/- each by the provisionally selected pilgrims of Haj - 2019 is hereby extended upto 15th February 2019", Dr Maqsood Ahmed Khan, CEO Haj Committee of India, said in the notification released Monday.

The Haj Committee of India had earlier said that along with depositing the amount of Rs.81,000/-, the provisionally selected pilgrims shall also submit a copy of the pay-in-slip, medical certificate along with original passport and one photograph to their respective state Haj committees.

The Haj Committee of India has fixed the last date to deposit First Balance Amount of Rs. l,20,0001/- each as March 20, 2019.

"Selected pilgrims however can sumbit Advance Haj Amount of Rs.81,000/- and First Balance Amount of Rs. l,20,0001/- together", it said.

"Third installment will be decided after finalization of tender for Airfare amount in Dollars, Saudi expenses in Saudi Riyal and will be payable from Mid-May to Mid-June. The details of expenditure for Haj-2019 for respective Embarkation and Accommodation Category will be displayed on the Haj Committee of India website", the apex body controlling the Hajj affairs in India said.

"The Unique Bank Reference Number provided to each Cover must be mentioned in the Remittance Receipt", the Haj Committee of India said.

How to make Haj 2019 Advance Amount and First Balance Amount

Payments can be made either:

  1. Online Mode through Haj Committee of India website: hajcommittee.gov.in.
  2. Directly to Haj Committee of India account No. 32175020010 FEE TYPE-25
    maintained with SBI; or account No. 318702010406009 (Haj Account) maintained with UBI through any branch of SBl/UBI having core Banking System.
  3. By cheque of any branch of SBI/UBI in the respective Bank.

How to check Unique Bank Reference Number

Selected pilgrims whose names figured in the final list drawn after the Qurrah can check Unique Bank Reference Number by following the steps given below:

  1. Go to Haj Committee of India website by clicking here hajcommittee.gove.in.
  2. Brwose to the bottom of home page and look for the area similar to the one shown belowHajj 2019 Cover Check
  3. Enter your Cover No in the box. Your Cover No should start with your state code.
  4. Click on the Down Arraow from 'Select State' menu and select your state.
  5. Enter Passport No in the box.
  6. Click on "Load" button.
  7. All relevant details along with Unique Bank Reference Number will appear on the computer or mobile phone screen.

The Haj Committee of India has also made important changes in the Medical Fitness and Screening criteria regarding chest x-ray and blood report.

"The Haj Committee of Indis in its meeting held on January 27, 2019 has decided that, instead of submitting Chest X-ray report and Blood report the pilgrims may submit Medical Screening and Fitness Certificate from registered Medical Practioners MBBS/Government Doctor as per past practice", the apex body managing the Hajj affairs in India said.

Meanwhile, all the state Haj committees including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, Jammu and Kashimr, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have completed Qurrah as per the schedule announced by the Central Haj Committee.

Names of some pilgrims in various states have also been included in the Haj Waiting List. Such pilgrims in the waiting list will get a chance if any selected pilgrims opts out. The Haj Committee of India will release the flight schedule after the finalisation of Haj pilgrims list.

Haj pilgrims should note that the Hajj 2019 Flight Schedule from all embarkation points will be released by the Haj Committee of India only after the process of the Haj Qurrah is completed by all states. However, according to Haj Action Plan 2019, the first outbound flight for Haj 2019 will depart from India on July 01, 2019. The last outbound Haj 2019 flight will be on August 03, 2019. The first inbound Haj flight from Saudi Arabia to India will be on August 14, 2019.

Coinciding with Eid al Adha, Haj is the annual ritual to commemorate the sacrifices made by Prophet Ibrahim, his wife Hager and their son Prophet Ismael. The likely date of Wuqoof e Arafat - the key ritual of the Hajj, is August 09 or 10. As the Islamic calendar is based on sighting of moon, the final date will be decided once the new moon of the month of Dhul Hijjah is sighted.

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