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About Department

The Home Department is the Administrative Department of Police, Prisons, Fire & Emergency Services, Sainik Welfare and Defence Labour Procurement Departments. The Department functions under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Minister (Minister in-charge, Home Department) and the Administrative Secretary of Home Department, who at present is of the rank of Principal Secretary to Government.

Departments under the administrative control of Home Department

    1. J&K Police Department and its sub-departments Criminal Investigation Department, Home Guards/Civil Defence, Traffic, Crime Branch, Forensic Science Laboratory, Railway Police, Prosecution and J&K Police Housing Corporation.
    2. Fire & Emergency Services Department.
    3. Prisons Department.
    4. Defence Labour Procurement Department.
    5. Sainik Welfare Department.

Subjects assigned to Home Department

The Home Department deals with the following subjects:-
  • Service matters pertaining to IPS.
  • Cadre management of J&K Police Gazetted Service, Gazetted Services of Prisons, Fire & Emergency Services, Sainik Welfare and Defence Labour Procurement Services.
  • Policy Matters pertaining to these Departments.
  • Internal Security, crime, law and order.
  • Prosecutions and detention under PSA and other laws.
  • Civil Military Liaison.
  • Liaison with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
  • Issuing of 'No Objection' for grant of visa, extension of visa and grant of 'No Objection to Return to India' (NORI).
  • Ex- gratia relief, rehabilitation and compassionate appointments under SRO-43 pertaining to the departments under its administrative control.
  • Issues relating to requisition and acquisition of land.