Issuance of forms for Hajj 2016 will begin in the first week of January and it is likely that the Hajj quota will be increased by Central Hajj committee. Special Officer Telangana Hajj Committee Prof. S A Shukoor told that Central Hajj Committee is finalizing Hajj season schedule and the committee has informed that the applications will be issued in the first week of January.
Mr. Shukoor told that the state government and Hajj Committee have made representation for allotment of quota as per 2011 census and central government has agreed to the proposal. On implementation of this, 1000 additional slots will be allotted to the state. Prof. S A Shukoor has advised Hajj aspirants to ready their international passports. Handwritten passports are unacceptable. Online application facility will be available.