Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2014 Registration from 1st March
Jammu (J&K), January 31, 2014 - The process of Registering Yatris (Pilgrims) for Shri Amarnathji Yatra- 2014 shall commence on 1st March, 2014, simultaneously for both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes, through 425 designated Bank Branches.
Issues relating to the commencement of Registration for this year’s Shri Amarnath Yatra were discussed at the last meeting of the Shrine Board. In an extensive review meeting held today by the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) Chairman, Shri N. N. Vohra, involving Shri Navin K. Choudhary, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shri Preet Pal Singh, Additional Chief Executive Officer and other concerned functionaries of SASB decided that the Registration process should start even earlier for Yatra 2014 as the Registration process for Yatra 2013 had started on 18th March.
The CEO informed that it is essential for the applicant - Yatri to submit Compulsory Health Certificate while seeking registration for this year’s Shri Amarnathji Yatra. The format of the Compulsory Health Certificate has been circulated by the Union Health Ministry and the J&K State Health Department to all States/ UTs and is also available on the website of SASB (www.shriamarnathjishrine.com).
The CEO further informed that it for ensuring against the use of fraudulent Health Certificates, only such a Health Certificate which has been issued by a Doctor or Medical Institute authorised by the concerned State Government / UT Administration will be valid for registration. He also informed that all States/ UTs have been asked to furnish lists of Doctors / Medical Institutes who would be authorised to issue the Compulsory Health Certificates to the eligible Yatris in their respective States/ UTs. The CEO informed that the lists of Doctors/ Medical Institutes from the States/ UTs will be put online as soon as these are received. He said that, for Yatra 2014, Health Certificates issued after 1st February, 2014 would be valid.
For the purpose of Registration, to be done on ‘First-Come-First-Serve Basis’, the requisite Application Form and the Compulsory Health Certificate Form, can be collected from any of the designated branches of J&K Bank,YES Bank and Punjab National Bank or downloaded from the following links of the SASB website:
Cautioning the Yatris against undertaking this arduous Yatra without securing a Yatra Permit, CEO stressed that, for ensuring effective security arrangements along the difficult tracks, only those Yatris who are in possession of a Yatra Permit which is valid for a specified date and route will be allowed to proceed beyond the Base Camps, and cross the Entry Gates at Domel and Chandanwari. The CEO appealed to all intending Yatris to early complete the necessary formalities for Registration and timely obtain a Yatra Permit, in their own interest, so that they do not face any inconvenience on the date of their Yatra.