Haj accommodation to be based on set guidelines: MEA

Following reports of certain "issues" relating to accommodation of Haj pilgrims in 2008, the Ministry of External Affairs today said it will be based on set guidelines.

Updated: Jul 10, 2010, 00:10 AM IST

New Delhi: Following reports of certain
"issues" relating to accommodation of Haj pilgrims in 2008,
the Ministry of External Affairs today said it will be based
on set guidelines and assured that immediate remedial steps
are taken in case of complaints.

"Due care is being exercised to ensure that accommodation
hired both in 2009 and 2010 is strictly according to the
guidelines laid down by the competent authority and in keeping
with the local conditions," an official spokesperson of the
ministry said.

The official stated that the ministry was aware of media
reports about issues related to hiring of accommodation for
Haj pilgrims in 2008.

"Regarding this particular matter, a detailed explanation
of the procedures followed for hiring of accommodation for
Haj-2008 was provided by the Post (mission) concerned and the
suggestions made have been implemented," he said.

"As and when information of such nature comes to the
Ministry`s notice, immediate remedial steps are taken in
consultation with the concerned Head of (Indian) Mission/Post
and their views and comments are sought," he said.

-PTI

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