- Preventive Detention cases under the J&K Public Safety Act:
The Home Department performs the statutory duties and responsibilities as per the mandate of the J&K, PSA, 1978. The Act provides for constitution of an Advisory Board. The Board consists of a Chairman who is or has been the judge of the Hon'ble High Court and two other members who are or have been or are qualified to be appointed as judges of the Hon'ble High Court. The chairman and other members of the Board are appointed by the Government in consultation with the Chief Justice of the Hon'ble High Court.
Reference to the Advisory Board
Every detention order issued under the provisions of the J&K PSA after its execution is required to be referred to the State Advisory Board for opinion within the stipulated time frame. The Advisory Board is required to give its opinion as to whether/or not there is sufficient cause for detention of the person concerned.
State Government has also constituted a Review Committee headed by the Administrative Secretary Home with the following composition to review the cases of PSA Retinues.
- Director General of Police.
- Addl. Director General of Police (CID).
- A representative to be nominated by Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.
Acquisition of Land / Rent Cases:
The Home Department issues No Objection Certificates and notification under Requisition and Acquisition of Immovable Properties Act for acquisition and requisition of lands respectively. After the same is issued, further process has to be initiated by the Revenue Department.
Human Rights Cases:
An Empowered Committee has been constituted by the Government vide Government Order No. 905 0f 2008 dated 31-12-2008 to examine and consider the recommendations of the State Human Rights Commission.
The subject of issuance of arms licences is governed by the Arms Act 1959 and rules made there-under. Arms licences in the districts are issued by the concerned District Magistrates to civilians and non-civilians. The State Government (Home Department) issues licences which are valid for the whole of India.
The Licenses of Sale/Keep and manufacture are renewed by the Home Department on the recommendations of concerned District Magistrate.