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Q NO.1285 REVOKING OF HAJ QUOTA FOR MPs

May 07, 2015

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1285
TO BE ANSWERED ON 07.05.2015

REVOKING OF HAJ QUOTA FOR MPs

†1285. SHRI NAZIR AHMED LAWAY:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether Government has revoked the Haj Quota given to the Members of Parliament, if so, the reasons therefor; and

(b) when would Government reassign Haj quota to the Members of Parliament?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]


(a) Consequent to the judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 23rd July, 2012 in Writ Petition(Civil) No. 283, Government has revoked the Haj quota given to the Members of Parliament. The Hon’ble Supreme Court has fixed the quota to be allotted on the recommendation of dignitaries as 300, to be distributed as follows:-

President of India : 100 seats
Vice President of India : 75 seats
Prime Minister : 75 seats
Minister of External Affairs : 50 seats

(b) Haj Quota to the Members of Parliament cannot be reassigned unless Hon’ble Supreme Court reviews its judgement of 23rd July, 2012.

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