Tamil Nadu State Hajj
The Tamil Nadu State Hajj committee, was originally constituted in 1958
by an executive order of the government of Tamil Nadu. The MInister incharge of Wakfs is the Chairman of the
Committee. The Committee was lastly
reconstituted on 02.08.2001 with 25 members including 10 co-opted members along
with Member Secretary, Tamil Nadu Hajj Committee to assist the pilgrims.
The term of the committee is 3 years.
Action has been taken to reconstitute the Hajj Committee as per the
Central Act, 2002.
of the Committee
The Functions of the Committee
are as follows:-
1) Receipt, Scrutiny and Selection by draw of lots (if necessary) of all
Hajj applications from Tamil Nadu.
2) Receipt of passage fare and other dues from Hajj applicants for
transmission to the Central Hajj Committee, Mumbai.
Clarification of all points raised by Hajj applicants then and there.
4) Deputation of Hajj volunteers every year to look after the welfare ofthe Hajjis of Tamil Nadu in Saudi Arabia during every Hajj season.
Deputation of one or two representatives in the Building Selection
Team, every year.
5) Issue of
Hajj Guide Books in Tamil and Urdu every year for free
distribution to Hajj applicants.
6) Issue of
book on "Hajj and Umrah" in four languages free of cost to all Hajj applicants of Tamil
7) Bringing to
the notice of Central Government, the Central Hajj
Committee, Mumbai and other agencies, any difficulties faced by
Hajjs for rectification.
8 Making of
supporting arrangement for operation of direct hajj flights from Chennai to
Jeddah and back.
The sources of finance include Government
grants, optional (voluntary) donations by pilgrims, advertisement charges (for
Hajj Guide Book) and subsidy by the Central Hajj Committee, Mumbai.
The Travel Allowance of members of the Committee and Officials are met by
the Government. The accounts are audited every year b a Chartered Accountant.
The Government have been
sanctioning grants to to the Tamil Nadu State Hajj Committee every year for:-
Administrative expenditure of the Committee
The expenditure on deputation of Hajj Volunteers to Saudi Arabia.
Deputation of representatives to Saudi Arabia in Building Selection
The State Hajj Committee
provides all facilities to the extent possible to the pilgrims proceeding from
Chennai every year.
The Tamil Nadu State Hajj
Committee has its own office premises with all modern facilities.
The office is fully equipped to provide services to Hajj Pilgrims.
The State Hajj Committee has simplified the
procedure for obtaining the medical and health documents.
The Hajj committee has provided health booklets in advance to the
pilgrims so that the inoculation certificates and the medical certificates could
be obtained at the convenience of the pilgrims from their native district.
The Committee is also arranging to administer meningitis inoculation at
various district headquarters based on the concentration of pilgrims and staff
of the Committee are deputed to assist them.
During the Hajj season 2003 the Tamil Nadu State Hajj Committee has sent
about 2800 pilgrims for Hajj.
Nadu State Hajj Committee >> Muslim Women Aid Society
Women Aid Society was founded at Chennai on 1st October 1892.
The Society has been registered under the Socieities Registration Act.
The main objects of the society shall be to help any destitute Muslim
widow with monthly allowance and to help deserving Muslim ladies and girls and
to organize a Home for training destitute Muslim women in Khadi Crafts and Small
Scale Handicrafts. The Society
raises its funds by accepting donations from volunteers.
The Government is sanctioning Matching grant for the amount raised by the
society from 2001-2002 onwards.
A sum of Rs.71,306/- lakhs has been sanctioned to the Muslim women Aid
society, during 2002-2003.