Haj Applications for Haj 2016 would be received from January 14 to February 8 , 2016, said Prof. S. A. Shukoor, Special Officer Telangana State Haj Committee here today. He said that the Haj Committee of India has finalized Action Plan for Haj 2016, according to which Qurrah (Draw of lots) for selection of Haj pilgrims would be held any time between March 15 and 23. He said that this year Haj Quota would be allotted to the states on the basis of 2011 census, which would benefit both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh pilgrims. He said that the Telangana State Haj committee would make arrangements for the pilgrims of AP Haj Pilgrims. He said ‘This year the Haj is fixed on September 10, for which Haj Chartered Flights will take off from August 4 to September 5.
He said that on his representation the Haj Committee of India has dropped the idea of providing suit cases to the Haj pilgrims. He appealed the individuals who intend to submit Haj Applications to get their passports ready, as they would have to submit the copies of the passports along with applications. He further said that the International Passports should be digital printed i.e. Machine Readable. Haj Applications could also be submitted on line, he added. (NSS)