Saturday, April 1

Ladakh Haj-2023: Online applications invited for Trainers


Leh: The Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India has accorded in principle approval for initiating the process of selection of district-wise trainers. Therefore Applications are invited online from the eligible persons for selection as Trainers.

Continuing with the established and time-tested practice of initiating incremental and progressive steps with an ultimate aim of providing maximum help and assistance to Haj pilgrims, Standing Committee on Haj Arrangements (SCoHA) of HCol desired that the selection process of Trainers be completed. Accordingly, the Ministry of Minority Affairs was approached in this regard.

Applicants desirous to fill online application are advised to apply without waiting for the last date of submission as the link will be disabled on the stipulated last date.

No offline application or copy of downloaded online application will be accepted. Applications are to be filled on website of HCoI at:

Training of Haj Pilgrims is most essential before he/she proceeds to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) for the purpose of performing Haj Pilgrimage.

The system of Training of Haj Pilgrims consists of two stages. At First, the Trainers are trained by Haj Committee of India (HCol) and after that the Trainers organize Training Camps for Haj pilgrims under direct supervision and control of State/Union Territory Haj Committees (SHCs). The training sessions comprehensively cover all aspects of Haj pilgrimage including Procedures, Logistics, Rituals, Health & Hygiene and Disaster Management etc.

The Trainers are also provided training material, including Training Manual, various audio-visual clips for each stage of Haj journey with specific focus on maintaining health & hygiene and safety measures for using in Training Camps for effective training of Haj Pilgrims.

The norms for selecting Trainer and role & responsibility of Trainers, role and responsibility of State/Union Territory Haj Committee (SHC) & Haj Committee of India (HCol) are given in the notification embedded below;

See Notification Here: Online applications invited for Trainers

Applicants desirous to fill online application are advised to apply without waiting for the last date of submission of applications from Trainers online, as the link will be disabled on the stipulated last date. No offline application or copy of downloaded online application will be accepted by this office.

The applicants must upload the requisite documents along with online application for selection as Trainer for Haj 1444 (H) – 2023 (C.E).

State/UT Haj Committees shall select Trainers (covering all Districts of the respective State/UT.) in the ratio of I trainer for every 250 pilgrims.

The list indicating number of Trainers allocated to each State/U.T. according to their allotted Quota shall be provided in due course of time. The ceiling of 1:250 pilgrims may be relaxed/ modified so as to ensure that every district in a Stale/ UT is represented. Similarly, one trainer shall be selected for State / Union Territory having Quota of 250 or less pilgrims.

Trainers having adequate knowledge & skill and previous experience shall be selected. Those who earlier got selected repeatedly but found to have dismal performance in imparting necessary training to the pilgrims will not be selected. It is desired to have participation of well-educated, sincere, efficient, diligent and soft-spoken persons as Trainers.

The following are the essential requirements for the selection of Trainers:
a) Any person having Criminal prosecution pending against him/her should not be selected.
b) Must have got vaccination of two (2) doses of approved vaccine for Covid-19.
c) Must have performed one Haj preferably during 2018 or 2019 or 2022.
d) Must be fully conversant and fluent in English/Urdu/Hindi/local language/dialects.
e) Must possess thorough knowledge of logistics and rituals of Haj, Umrah etc.
F) Must be mentally and physically fit to impart training.
g) Must be capable of addressing /giving lectures to relatively large gatherings.
h) Must be computer literate and proficiency to receive/transmit latest information/ messages through email/ WhatsApp and other available source of li-Media.

The Executive Officer (EO) of the SHCs may conduct interviews for selection of Trainers.
The selection shall be made strictly on the basis of merit, past performance and experience of Haj & Umrah. Preference should be given to those having experience as Assistant Haj Officer / Haj Assistant / Medical Officer/ Para-Medical Staff / Khadim-ul-Hujjaj as they possess practical knowledge of logistics and rituals of Haj.

Generally, the Trainers should not be more than 60 years of age on 27.03.2023. Sufficient number of Female Trainers should be selected so as to impart training to the women pilgrims as well. SHCs have to forward the list of selected Trainers to HCol with details as per format (available as Annexurc-1).

Male/Female applicants between the age-group of 25-60 years (i.e. those who will completed 25 years of age on 27.03.2023) and would complete 60 years of age on 27.03.2023 (i.e. born on or after 28.03.1963) are eligible to apply online as Trainer.

II. Role of Trainers:

(i) Each Trainer shall obtain the list of pilgrims to be trained by him / her from SHC.
(ii) Trainers shall impart training to all the pilgrims assigned to them by their SHC at respective State Capitals/ Districts/ Talukas or as per directions of SHC. They should record details of each training camp as per the format (available as Annexure-II).

For full details and Application Form see aforementioned notification.

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