Jammu: To enable pilgrims intending to undertake Shri Amarnathji Yatra this summer, Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman of Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB), today launched the Online Registration facility on a pilot basis in presence of Umang Narula Principal Secretary to Governor and Chief Executive Officer, SASB at Raj Bhavan, Srinagar. Others present on the occasion included Anup Kumar Soni, Additional Chief Executive Officer; Verinder Slathia, Dy. Chief Executive Officer; Baiju Ubbott Scientist-D, NIC; Sideshwar Bhagat, Scientist-B, NIC and officers of Amarnath Shrine Board.
Umang Narula informed that this pilot project for On-line Registration of intending pilgrims has been launched on the directions of Amarnath Shrine Board at its 36th Board Meeting held on 7th March 2019. He further informed that this facility of On-line registration has been developed with NIC’s support under the supervision of Abhay Kumar, SIO, NIC. For Amarnath Yatra 2019 commencing from 1st July 2019, the facility of On-line Registration will be available to 500 intending pilgrims per day from both routes i.e. 250 from Pahalgam route and 250 from the Baltal route. For availing On-line Registration facility intending pilgrim will have to upload Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC) issued by the Doctor/ Hospitals nominated by the State/ UT Governments along with a fee of Rs. 200 per person. Computer generated Yatra Slips (in triplicate) with QR Code and Bar Code, along with CHC in original will have to be presented at Access Control Gates at Domel/ Chandanwari, without which no one will be allowed to proceed further.
As a new initiative, the Shrine Board is introducing QR Coding/ Bar Coding of Yatra Permit Forms (YPFs). The QR Code in linked with Yatri’s database including mobile number. The YPF with QR Code will be scanned at both Access Control Gates Domel & Chandanwari and intermediate Camps. This will help in the enumeration of Yatris and their tracking on real time basis. For detailed procedure of On-line Registration, a link has been given on the SASB website www.shriamarnathjishrine.com , by NIC.
The Shrine Board will closely monitor this pilot project of On-line registration and strive to make it successful so that On-line Registration of pilgrims could be increased in the future.