Posted by: Neelam Talreja | Posted on: 04/02/14 | Comments: 0
From 1st March’14, pilgrims can get themselves registered for the annual Amarnath Yatra. The CEO of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, Mr. Navin K Choudhary said, “The process of registering Yatris for this year's Amarnathji Yatra shall commence on 1st March, 2014, simultaneously for both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes, through 425 designated Bank Branches.”
The board, consisting of the Chairman Mr. N N Vohra and other concerned functionaries, held an extensive meeting to decide the date of the registration of the yatris for 2014.
Further, the CEO also added, “There are 425 designated branches of the J-K Bank, Punjab National Bank and Yes Bank across India for the registration of yatris.”
He also informed that the Yatra this year will commence on 28th June and conclude on 10th August (Raksha Bandhan Day). Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC) is a must to be obtained and submitted while looking for registration.
There also will be strong security available through the difficult tracks and thus, a Yatra Permit is must to be obtained. Permits with a valid date and route (as specified on the permit) will be allowed to proceed with the arduous Yatra beyond the Base Camps to pass the entry points at Domel and Chandanwari.
Moreover, there will also be a special registration facility available for NRI Amarnath pilgrims this year.
The CEO said, “The registration facility has been specially established in view of the fact that a good number of devotees living abroad undertake this annual Yatra.”
Non-resident Indians will require to submit the scanned copies of filled-in Application Form, his/her photograph, and Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC). The CHC obtained after 1st Feb’14 will only be considered valid. Thus, NRI pilgrims can avail the certificate from a reputed private hospital or from their country’s National Health Services.
The CEO added, “The format of CHC shall be the same as for pilgrims from India. On arrival, the NRIs have the choice of collecting the Yatra Permit from the designated branch of Punjab National Bank (PNB) at Jammu or Srinagar.”
Along with the scanned copied of the documents, the NRI pilgrims are also required to pay the required registration fee at the designated branch of PNB.
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