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Jammu & Kashmir Division


Role & Function

  • The Division deals with constitutional matters including Article 370 of the Constitution of India and general policy matters in respect of J & K and terrorism/militancy in that State. It is also responsible for implementation of the Prime Minister’s Package for J & K. It also monitors the implementation of the Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Plan for Jammu & Kashmir and other developmental matters.

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  • The State of Jammu & Kashmir - integral part of India - situated in the northernmost part of India - capital Srinagar (summer) & Jammu (winter).
  • One of the most beautiful places in the world - snow-bound Himalayan peaks and glaciers, pristine rivers and valleys, dense coniferous forests, and fresh mountain air - popular as Heaven on Earth .
  • Shares borders with Pakistan in the west, China in the north and east, and the Indian states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh in the south.
  • It consists of three distinct regions – Kashmir valley, Jammu, and Ladakh.
The area and population of the three regions
Region Area (Sq. Miles) Population (2011 Census)*
Kashmir Valley 8,639 5,35,0811
Jammu Region 12,378 69,07,623
Ladakh Region 33,554 2,90,492
Total 54,571 1,25,48,926
  • *Provisional
  • Languages - Kashmiri, Dogri, Pahari, Punjabi, Gojari, Ladakhi or Bodhi, Balti, Dardic.

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Districts in J & K

  • The J&K divided into 22 districts and they are-districts of Jammu, Kathua, Udhampur, Poonch, Rajouri, Doda, Kishtwar*, Ramban*, Reasi*, and Samba* in Jammu Division and Srinagar, Budgam, Anantnag, Pulwama, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora*, Ganderbal*, Kulgam* and Shopian* in Srinagar Division and Kargil and Leh in Ladakh Region.

* New Districts

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Budget & Schemes

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Package announced by PM for various segments of society

Based on the report and recommendations of Working Group-I on ‘Confidence building measures across segment of society in the State’, a comprehensive package was announced by the Prime Minister on 25.4.08. This includes:

  • A package for the return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants who had to leave their homes in the wake of militant and terrorist violence in the State, and are presently living in Jammu and various other parts of the Country;
  • One time cash compensation of Rs. 5 lakh to the families of the victims of militancy in lieu of employment;
  • Enhancement of pension to widows of civilians killed in militancy related violence;
  • Financial assistance without discrimination for the education of those orphaned in militant violence;
  • A package for 1947 West Pakistan refugees comprising measures aimed at facilitating admission to their wards in professional and other educational institutions, bank loans without mortgage for taking up self-employment/business activities, vocational training for youth under the Skill development initiatives of the Ministry of Labour & Employment;
  • Package for 1947 refugees from PoK amounting to Rs. 49 crore to meet their outstanding needs in respect of allotment of land and related rehabilitation measures.

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Package for return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants

Terrorist violence/militancy in Jammu & Kashmir, particularly in its early phase, had led to large scale forced migration of members of the Kashmiri Pandit community from the Kashmir Valley. A variety of measures have been taken over the year by way of financial assistance/relief and other initiatives to provide succour and support to the affected families, within a broad policy framework that those who have migrated will eventually return to the Valley. The Hon’ble Prime Minister during his visit to the State on April 25-26, 2008, announced, inter-alia, a package for return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants who wish to return back to Valley. Following are the main components of the package: Housing

  • Assistance @ Rs. 7.5 lakh per family for repair/reconstruction for fully or partially damaged houses.
  • Assistance @ Rs. 2.00 lakh per family for dilapidated/ unused houses.
  • Assistance @ Rs. 7.5 lakh per family for purchase/construction of a house in Group Housing Societies for those who have sold their properties during the period after 1989 and before the enactment of “The J&K Migrant Immovable Property (Preservation, Protection and Restraint of Distress Sale) Act, 1997” on May 30, 1997.

Transit Accommodation

  • The returnee migrant families will be provided transit accommodation during the interim period when they undertake the reconstruction/repair of their houses. For this purpose, construction of transit accommodation at four sites has been approved. Those returnee families, who may not be accommodated in transit accommodation, would be provided rental and incidental expenses.

Continuation of Cash Relief

  • Migrants families at Jammu and Delhi who are recipients of cash relief and free ration would continue to receive the same for a period of two years after their return to the Valley.

Students Scholarships

  • Children of migrant families will be provided assistance @ Rs. 750/- per month per child upto the age of 18 years (extendable upto the age of 21 years in exceptional cases). Assistance for professional studies under the scheme of Rehabilitation Council of J&K will also be provided to the eligible students.


  • It has been decided to provide jobs to the educated among migrant youth in the State Government service and financial assistance (Grant and Loans) to unemployed to help them engage in self-employment through vocational training.

Assistance to Agriculturists/Horticulturists

  • One-time financial assistance of Rs. 1 lakh would be provided to those having agriculture holdings. Assistance @ Rs.5,000/- per kanal, subject to maximum of Rs. 1.5 lakh would be provided for restoration of orchards.

Waiver of interest on loans

  • Waiver of the interest component of the loans taken by Kashmiri Pandits before migration from the Valley.

Those migrant families who are interested to return to Valley and avail the facilities announced under the package are advised to furnish necessary information on the prescribed forms, given below, to the office of Relief Commissioner (Migrants) Jammu and office of Principal Resident Commissioner, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, New Delhi. Prescribed Forms

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Construction of Two-Room Tenements for Kashmiri Migrants

  • No. of Flats    5242 Flats
    Project cost    Rs. 385.00 Crores
  • Construction of all flats completed, 4624 allotted. The process for allotment of remaining flats is in progress.

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PM s Reconstruction Plan for Jammu & Kashmir

  • Prime Minister's Reconstruction Plan (As on 31st March, 2016)(313.52 KB) pdf File
  • The Prime Minister during his visit to Jammu and Kashmir on November 17-18, 2004, announced a Reconstruction Plan for Jammu and Kashmir involving an outlay of approximately Rs. 24,000 crore, which broadly includes the Projects/Schemes aimed at expanding economic infrastructure and the provision of the basic services, imparting a thrust to employment and income generation and providing relief and rehabilitation for the dislocated and the families of the victims of militancy.
  • The Projects/Schemes envisaged in the Reconstruction Plan are implemented by the respective Administrative Ministries/Departments in consultation with the State Government.
  • The Reconstruction Plan includes 67 projects/schemes covering 11 sectors of economy. Out of the aforesaid 67 projects/schemes, action in respect of 34 projects/schemes has been completed. Out of the remaining 33 projects/schemes, 28 projects are at various stages of implementation and 3 are in the preparatory stages and two projects have been dropped.
  • The progress on the implementation of the Reconstruction Plan is being monitored by Ministry of Home Affairs.

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Rehabilitation Policy

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Acts & Rules

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Movement of trucks along the two routes till 28th February,2015
Trade Route Number of trucks from J&K to POK Number of trucks from POK to J&K
Salamabad- Uri 27981 18293
Poonch-Rawalakote 12415 8253
Cross LoC Travel between Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK)
Bus Route Fortnightly Bus Service started with effect from Converted into Weekly Bus Service with effect from No. of passenger visited upto 28th February,2015 No. of passenger returned upto 28th February,2015
Indian 07.04.2005 11.09.2008 9603 9558
POK 20.06.2006 08.09.2008 17711 17602

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jammu and Kashmir Update

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