The government has extended the hajj registration deadline for 2024 until December 31 in a bid to avoid last time hassle.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs issued a notice signed by assistant secretary of the Ministry Tafiqul Islam on Sunday.
According to the notice, the list of intending devotees should be sent to the Saudi government by Janu-ary 7 and if the authorities don’t receive the final list, it will be difficult to get tent in Mina at a conven-ient place.
To avoid such hassle, the Religious Affairs Ministry decided to extend the deadline for hajj registration.
The server for the registration will automatically be stopped once the registration quota is finished, it added.
Those who want to perform Hajj, have to deposit Tk 2.05 lakh for registration and the rest need to be deposited by February 29, 2024.
If any devotee fails to perform hajj then the money deposited for registration purposes will not be re-turned.
Hajj-2024 will be held on 9th day of Zilhaj (June 16) depending on moon sighting.
Like this year, a total of 1,27,198 devotees can perform hajj next year and of them, 10,198 can perform hajj under government management while the rest under private management.
The government on November 2 announced the Hajj packages for 2024, reducing the cost by Tk 92,450.
Intending pilgrims have to pay Tk 5,78,840 under general package, and Tk 9,36,320 under special pack-age.
The hajj registration process began on November 15.