The Telangana State Haj committee is constituted by an Act of Parliament called Haj Committee Act -2002 (Central Act No.35 of 2002). Haj Committee is constituted for making arrangements for the pilgrimage of Muslims for Haj. The main aim of the Telangana State Haj Committee is to provide assistance to the Haj Pilgrims including in the matter of their transport between their home states and the point of exit from India and their transit accommodation at points of exit.
It discharges its function through a committee constituted by Government and it follows the guidelines and directions issued by Central Haj Committee, Mumbai, Ministry of external affairs and Government of Telangana from time to time.
The key functions of the department are To collect and disseminate information useful to the pilgrims, and to arrange orientation training programs for pilgrims.To advise and assists pilgrims during their stay at Embarkation Point in Hyderabad while proceeding to or Returning from Pilgrimage in all matters including vaccination inoculation, issue of pilgrim passes and foreign exchange and also to liaison with local authorities concerned.
The key activities of the department are:
- Execute annual plan approved by Central Haj committee
- Selection of Haj Pilgrims
- Selection of Haj volunteers (Khadimul Hujjaj)
- Orientation and Training Programmes for Haj Pilgrims
- Assist Pilgrims to obtain Pass Port
- Conduct Haj Camp at the time of departure and assist Arrivals
The Contact details of the Head of the Department are:
The Executive Officer, Telangana State Haj Committee,
2nd Floor, Haj House, Razzaq Manzil, Opp. Public Gardens,
Nampally, Hyderabad – 500001.
Phone No: + 91- 40-23298793 Fax: + 91 – 40-23236310