RTI Act 2009
Handbook of Information under the Right to Information Act 2009
Particulars of Organisation, Functions and Duties
2.1 Objectives/ purpose of the public authority.
The command and control of the J&K
Police vests with the Director General of Police, J&K, (DGP)
who is in-charge of the entire gamut of Police Administration
viz recruitment, discipline, internal economy and administration
in the State of J&K. Besides being the head of the Police
Department, the DGP, J&K, is responsible for advising the
Government on all matters connected with it.
The J&K State has been divided into two(02) Zones, Jammu Zone
and Kashmir Zone, each headed by a Zonal Inspector General of
Police (IGP) who is overall In-charge of law and order
situation in the respective zone. The two zones are further
sub-divided into Ranges, each headed by an officer of the rank
of a Dy. Inspector General of Police (DIG). Presently, there are
six (07) Ranges, three(04) in Jammu Zone (Jammu-Kathua,
Rajouri-Poonch, Udhampur-Reasi and Doda-Kishtwar Ranges) and
three(03) in Kashmir Zone (Central Kashmir, North Kashmir and
South Kashmir Ranges) . The Range DIsG supervise the police
administration in the Districts, each of which is headed by an
officer of the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP)/ Sr.
Superintendent of Police (SSP). The Jammu Region has nine (10)
Police Districts (Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur, Reasi, Rajouri,
Poonch, Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban Districts) while the Kashmir
Region has twelve (15) Police Districts (Srinagar, Ganderbal,
Budgam, Pulwama, Anantang, Kulgam, Shopian, Awantipora,
Baramulla, Sopore, Bandipora, Kupwara, Handwara, Leh and Kargil
Districts). The District SsP/SSsP are assisted by one or more
Additional Superintendents of Police/Asstt./Dy. Superintendents
of Police in the discharge of their duties. To bring the police
administration nearer to the people, Districts have further been
divided into Sub divisions, Police Stations and Police Posts/
Divisions. The sub-Divisions are headed by officers of the rank
of Assistant / Deputy Superintendent of Police. Presently, we
have a total of 193 Police Stations (including two Women Police
Stations one each at Srinagar and Jammu) and 158 Police
Posts/Divisions in the State of J&K manned by Police personnel
of the rank of Inspectors, Sub-Inspectors, Asstt.
Sub-Inspectors, Head Constables, Selection Grade Constables and
There is, at the Headquarters of each district, an Armed
Reserve contingent under the charge of a Gazetted officer of the
rank of Dy.SP to meet contingencies like leave / sickness etc.
and to perform other miscellaneous duties in the district like
armed and unarmed guards, escort of treasuries, prisoners/ under
trials and the like.
J&K POLICE HEADQUARTERS
The Police Headquarters is headed by the Director General of
Police who is assisted by Inspector General of Police( Hqrs.),
Inspector General of Police (Pers & Training), Dy. Inspector
General of Police( Administration), Dy. Inspector General of
Police( CIV), Asstt. Inspector General of Police( Personnel) ,
Asst. Inspector General of Police( CIV), Asst. Inspector
General of Police (Provisioning & Transport), Asstt. Inspector
General of Police(Welfare) who in turn are assisted by Dy.Ss.P.
and Section Officers to deal with various facets of
administration, logistics, establishment and policy planning
Recruitment, Promotions, Discipline, Internal economy and
Administration in the force, Enquiries, Complaints and
Buildings and Constructions – The Police Headquarters has a
Police Construction Division which is manned by an Executive
Engineer who in-turn is assisted by Asstt. Executive
Engineers and Jr. Engineers,
Training- The Police Hqrs. also is charged with the
responsibility of Training Induction, on-job and specialized
training is imparted to Police Personnel to inculcate
professional competence and acquire specialized skills
required to handle any kind of situation. A State level
Police Training Academy headed by an officer of the rank of
Inspector General of Police (IGP) is located at Udhampur
with Police/ Subsidiary training schools at Kathua and
Talwara (Jammu Region) and Zewan, Manigam, Lethpora and
Sheeri (Kashmir Region). In addition, there is an
Intelligence and Security Training School at Vijaypur,
The Armed Police is headed by an officer of the rank of
Addl. Director General of Police. For effective supervision, the
ADG Armed is assisted by two (02) IsGP, 04 DIsG. The two IsGP
exercise superintendence over Armed/ IRP Battalions in their
respective Provinces (Kashmir/ Jammu), each headed by a
Commandant of the rank of SSsP/SsP and deployed in every nook
and corner of J&K State. There are at present 11 Armed and 20
IRP Bns. in the State. The Armed Police is not deployed for
routine duties but instead used as a specialized force to deal
with the maintenance of law and order and combat militancy. The
Armed Police is also utilized for manning static guards on
protected places, vital installations, vulnerable areas besides
striking force to meet any eventuality.
The Security wing is supervised by an officer of the rank of ADG/
Inspector General of Police (IGP Security) who in turn is
assisted by a DIG Security and SSP Security at Headquarters.
The Security wing is further divided into Security Kashmir,
Security Jammu, Raj Bhawan, Civil Sectt, AHJ Airport
Jammu/Srinagar each headed by an officer of the rank of SSP. The
Security wing has the charter of providing security to protected
persons, vital installations and to secure venues during
sensitive events. The role of the wing has assumed more
significant since inception of militancy in the State and
personnel of the wing are mostly deployed with various
categorized protected persons for providing physical security to
these PPs and their immediate family members.
This wing is headed by an officer of the rank of Inspector
General of Police (IGP) who in turn supervises two DIG and zonal
SsP who are charged with ensuring the smooth flow of traffic at
Jammu, Srinagar and the National Highway respectively. This wing
is primarily engaged in regulating traffic and enforcement of
traffic laws. With the unprecedented rise in the vehicular
population across the State particularly in twin cities of
Jammu and Srinagar, the Wing is engulfed with heavy commitments
in ensuring traffic regulation with meager manpower resources.
This wing is headed by an officer of the rank of Inspector
General of Police (IGP) who is assisted by a DIG and SSsP each
at Jammu and Srinagar, in the discharge of his duties which
include investigating cases of public importance, collection
and consolidation of crime data, supervision of State Crime
Records Bureau (SCRB), Crime Photograph Cell and maintenance of
Dog Squad. Two (02) Police Stations, one at Srinagar and other
at Jammu, under Crime Branch, have powers of investigation
vested in them vide Government order.
This wing has been carved out of erstwhile Crime and Railways
after Railways was made an independent organization in the
aftermath of operation of railway traffic in the Valley. The
Wing is headed by an officer of the rank of IGP who is assisted
by one DIG at Hqrs. and SSP Railways Jammu & SSP Railways
Kashmir. The Railway Police deals with criminal cases at Railway
Platforms and tracks besides includes protection of Railway
An officer of the rank of IGP exercises control over the
Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) which in turn is headed by a
Director. There are two (02) Forensic Science Laboratories at
Jammu and Srinagar alongwith ten (10) Field Mobile FSL units.
The FSL has various sections like Chemistry and Toxicology,
Biology and Serology, documents, finger print and foot print,
physics, Ballistic, Polygraphy and Explosive section. The FSL
provided scientific aids to the criminal justice system.
HOME GUARD/CIVIL DEFENCE/SDRF
This wing is headed by the DGP J&K who is ex-officio Commandant
General and assisted by Joint Commandant General of the rank of
ADGP designated as ADGP HG/CD/Auxiliary Police. The ADGP/IGP is
further assisted by two (02) DIsG, who exercise command and
control over Civil Defence/ Homeguard and two SDRF(formerly
Auxiliary Police Battalions) one each at Jammu and Srinagar
which are headed by officers of the rank of SsP/SSsP. The
Auxiliary Police discharges multifarious duties such as assiting
the civil Police in traffic control / regulation , maintenance
of law and order and protection of life and property. The
Auxiliary Police Bns. also organize training of Civil Defence
and Home Guard Volunteers to meet any eventuality and extend a
helping hand during emergencies like natural disasters.
This organization is headed by an officer of the rank of IGP
Technical Services who assisted by an officer of the rank of DIG
designated as Director, Police Telecommunication and assisted by
technical personnel. The Director is responsible for
installation, functioning and maintenance of Police
Telecommunication grid in the State linking Police Stations,
Control Rooms, District Headquarters and other Police wings.
POLICE HOUSING CORPORATION
There is an independent Housing Corporation called Police
Housing Corporation (PHC) to execute construction works of J&K
Police. The PHC is headed by a Chairman-cum-Managing Director
who is assisted by Superintending Engineer, Executive Engineers,
, Assistant Executive Engineers and J. Engineers. The
Engineering staff of PHC are all on deputation to the
Criminal Investigation Department
CID is the premier intelligence wing of J&K Police and has been
traditionally occupying the important position by functioning as
eyes and ears of the Government. The CID is headed by an officer
of the rank of ADG or IG and presently one IGP is heading the
Wing. In the discharge of duties besides one IGP or DIG(as the
case may be) and SSsP at Hqrs, he is assisted by two DIsGP CID
Kashmir/Jammu who are assisted by SSsP Special Branch/ Counter
Intelligence in their respective provinces. While Special
Branch is dealing with collection, collation and dissemination
of intelligence relating to political and other counts to
maintain the surveillance over the undesirable elements etc, the
Counter Intelligence is basically an anti-militancy set-up
dealing with the collection of intelligence to counter the
threat of anti-national, subversion, espionage, smuggling of
contrabands and trans-border activities. Apart from these
functions, the CID also carries out verification for the purpose
of service, passports, threat perception, VISA clearance, NORI,
migration relief cases and other allied verifications. SSP CID
SB Kashmir/Jammu are also designated as Foreigners registration
Officers in their respective jurisdiction whileas SSP Leh for
Ladakh under the overall supervision of CID Headquarters. In
addition, one SP is looking after at CID Cell New Delhi which is
responsible for maintaining liaison with Govt of India and
collection of intelligence having bearing on law and order,
security and terrorist activities.
2.2 Mission/ Vision Statement of the Public Authority.
The Jammu & Kashmir Police is scripting a saga of valour. It has met various challenges successfully, especially in the fight against terrorism and has upheld the honour of the organization and maintained the public trust. The J&K Police has emerged as one of the best forces in the country and is proud to have been recognized as a symbol of bravery by the central and the State Governments.
Though our mission is to restore lasting peace and complete normalcy in the State, but to deal with the day-to-day crime and law and order situations is our basic duty. We have to continue our fight against terror with full might and determination and at the same time serve the people of the State with a renewed zeal to make Jammu & Kashmir a most peaceful State in the country.
2.3 Brief history of the public authority and context of its formation.
In order to re-organize the police and to make it a more efficient instrument for the prevention and detection of crime, His Highness the Maharaja Bahadur in council vide State Council Resolution No CXII, dated 29th January, 1927, published in Government Gazette dated 22nd Chet, 1983, accorded sanction for the enactment of the Police Act, 1983 (1927 A.D) thereby repealing the Police Act No 1 of 1905.
Under the Police Act, the administration of the Police throughout the general police district was vested in an officer to be styled as Inspector General of Police. The post of Inspector General of Police was subsequently up-graded w.e.f 25.05.1982 and as such, presently the administration throughout the general police district is now vested in an officer styled as Director General of Police.
2.4 Duties of the public authority.
The public authority is in-charge of the entire gamut of Police Administration Viz recruitment, discipline, law enforcement, internal economy and administration in the State of J&K. Besides being the head of the Police Department, he is responsible for advising the Government on all matters connected with it.
2.5 Expectation of the public authority from the public for enhancing its effectiveness and efficiency.
Every citizen is expected to effectively feel concerned about the duties of the Police towards maintaining law and order, fight against the evil forces who are bent upon to disturb the peace and integrity of the State and the Country, everyday crime etc and help the Police in achieving the maximum, so that the society can be prevented from the evils and the evil forces in order to restore rule of law and lasting peace.
2.6 Arrangements and methods made for seeking public participation/ contribution.
Police Public meets are organized at quick intervals by the J&K Police just to make the general public aware about the Police working and garnering the public support/ participation in making the Police force more effective and efficient. Awareness through electronic and print media is also being generated amongst masses to spread the message of good governance, public participation and effective fight against the evil forces.
2.7 Mechanism available for monitoring the service delivery and public grievance resolution.
All the important police numbers are made available on hoardings/ banners for the use of public. Public Meeting hours have also been prescribed so that people can meet the officer concerned and project their grievance. Every effort is made to redress the genuine grievances of the public as early as possible and result of the same is communicated to them in order to secure the feed back. Police website at PCR level, SMS complaint service etc are some of the other means.
2.8 Address of the main office.
Police Headquarters J&K,
Gulshan Ground, Jammu/
Peer Bagh, Airport Road, Budgam, Srinagar.
2.9 Morning hours of the office: 10:00 Hrs
Closing hours of the office: 16:00 Hrs