The General Administration Department by virtue of its duties is the nerve center of the administration. The Department functions under the supervision and guidance of the Governor, Advisor to Governor, the Chief Secretary and the Administrative Secretary of GAD, who at present is of the rank of Commissioner/Secretary to Government.
The State Jammu and Kashmir comprises of two Divisions, 22 Districts, 21 Sub-divisions, 82 Territorial Tehsils, 257 Niabats, 1553 Patwar Halqas and 6959 Villages. The main functions of the Revenue Department
Maintenance and updating and preservation of land records and consolidation of land holdings.
Recovery of other Misc. loans, advances, outstanding declared as arrears of Land Revenue.
To arrange land for Govt./Semi Govt. Departments for public purposes by way of Acquisition/allotment.
To implement various Laws pertaining to land like Land Revenue Act etc. To protect Kahcharai and other State lands from encroachments/wrongful use. Disaster Management and incentive delivery.
Relief & Rehabilitation works.
Issuance of certificates such as PRC, RBA, OBC, ST, SC and LOC etc.
Settlement of disputes pertaining to land.
To carry out land Reforms & Settlement Operations.
To register births & deaths in rural areas.
Details of Grievance Redressal Mechanism and how to access the same.
In Revenue Department grievance cells are already functional at Tehsil Level, Sub-Division Level, District Level, Division Level and State level.
The Tehsildar is hearing the General public during working hour every day. In his absence Naib Tehsildar attends to the public.
Sub Division Level
Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) is hearing public during working hour every day.
The Deputy Commissioner/Addl. Deputy Commissioner/ Assistant Commissioners are hearing the general public during office hours every day at District headquarter.
The Divisional Commissioner Jammu Jammu/ Kashmir and in their absence Addl. Commissioner in the office of Divisional Commissioner are hearing the General Public at Divisional level.
With regard to Settlement of land, Settlement Officer Kashmir/ Jammu hear the general public at Srinagar/Jammu respectively during office hours.
Financial Commissioner Revenue is hearing the public at State Level.
Settlement Commissioner also attends to the public with regard to issues pertaining to Settlement of land.
Expectation from citizen clients
The Department expects from the citizens their full cooperation to provide correct and authentic inputs to main correct record and issue various certificates to the eligible person by the Department Besides the Department expects their cooperation to eradicate corruption at every level