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The Home Department discharges multifarious responsibilitites, the important amongst them being - internal security, prevention of crime , maintenance of law and order; sanctioning of prosecutions and detentions under various laws, implemention of Arms Act, Foreigners Act, PSARA (Private Security Agency Regulation Act), apart from the tasks related to Visa, NORI (No obligation to return to India). The department also deals with the service matters pertaining to IPS, JKPS and other services in respect of the departments under its administrative control. The Department also works for bringing about improvement in the overall scenario by taking timely and pre-emptive measures for maintaining public order across the UT of J&K, which is affected by cross border terrorism and violent activities carried out by the terrorist organisations opertating with the external forces.

Departments under the administrative control of Home Department


  1. Police
  2. Prisons
  3. Prosecution
  4. Fire Á Emergency Services
  5. Forensic Science Laboratory
  6. Sainik Welfare
  7. Defence Labour Procurement