As of 15 March, 9,569 people have registered for Hajj under government management and 91,246 under private management.
There are still 25,480 empty quota for registration, he said.
The High Court on Wednesday asked attorney general AM Amin Uddin to take initiative to reduce the Hajj package cost.
The HC bench of justice KM Kamrul Kader and justice Mohammad Ali gave the order after hearing the ministry's explanation regarding the high Hajj cost this year.
On Tuesday the court questioned how common people will perform hajj at the cost of the package set by the government.
It questioned "Why doesn't the government allocate budgets for the hajj like other countries in the world?"
The HC bench of justice KM Kamrul Kader and justice Mohammad Ali came up with this observation while hearing a writ petition over revising the hajj package offered by the government this year.
Earlier on 1 February, the religious affairs ministry announced the hajj package for 2023 in a memorandum. According to the package, a person has to pay a hefty amount of Tk 683,000 to perform hajj this year - up from Tk 522,000 in 2022.