The Haj Committee of India (HCoI) is the statutory body of which union ministry?
[A]Ministry of Home Affairs
[B]Ministry of Minority Affairs
[C]Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
[D]Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Ministry of Minority Affairs
The Haj Committee of India (HCoI) is a statutory body of Union Ministry of Minority Affairs constituted under the Haj Committee Act, 2002 ( Act 35 of 2002). It makes arrangements for the Haj pilgrimage of Muslims in India. Recently, the Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has launched Haj Committee of India Mobile App at Haj House in Mumbai to encourage online applications to ensure fair opportunity for 2017 Haj pilgrimage with complete transparency and comfort. The features of the mobile app are such as applying for Haj, enquiry and information, news and updates and e-payment.