Giving a digital push to the Haj application process for the first time, Union MoS for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi here on Monday launched a mobile application which will provide information and facilitate e-payments for the pilgrimage.
“It is for the first time that Haj application process is going to be digital,” Naqvi said during the launch at Haj House in south Mumbai. “This is a major initiative in ‘Digital India’ programme,” he said. “The Ministry of Minority Affairs has joined Digital India campaign in a big way. We have made several processes regarding Haj digital/online. The Central government has been encouraging online applications for next Haj so that people can get an opportunity for the pilgrimage with complete transparency and comfort,” Naqvi said.