Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India  on 18th January, 2013 directed the  Haj Committee of India to restrict the number of Pilgrimages to a Haj Applicant through Haj Committee of India to “Once in a life time” as against the existing “Once in five years”. This will ensure that a Haj Pilgrim will benefit from Government of India subsidy only once in his / her life time. It will also ensure that priority is given to those who have never performed Haj. 


This is a major change introduced by the Government of India. Accordingly, only  the Pilgrims who have never performed Haj earlier through Haj Committee of India will be allowed to apply for Haj 2013. All the Pilgrims will be required to submit a Notarized Affidavit in the format given in the Haj Application Form(HAF) itself. 
            The Haj applications will be accepted between 10.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. on all working days from
6th February, 2013 to 20th March, 2013 at all State / Union Territory Haj Committees. The Haj Application Forms will be supplied free of cost or can be down-loaded from the website of Haj Committee of India i.e. 

Assalam Alikum,
                                                                                                     (Dr. S. Shakir Hussain)
                                                                                                      Chief Executive Officer.

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