Administration in BillawarFor administration, Billawar tehsil in Kathua district of Jammu Kashmir is divided into 24 patwari halquas, 5 niabats, 65 villages, and 6 girdawar circles. This tehsil was formed in the year 1966 with total area of 166378 acres. It has three education zones, 3 police circles, and two blocks. Dogri and Kashmiri are the official languages in this tehsil.
To manage the population of 149211 inhabiting this area, there is an office of Sub Divisional Magistrate in Billawar. For better management administrative services, there are two blocks viz Billawar and Lohai Malhar in this tehsil.
Billawar BlockBillawar block has 49 revenue villages and 46 panchayats. There are total 332 wards in this block with population of 78798. There is 1 Block Development Officer, 1 inspector Panchayat, and many other people assisting them in their duties. The schemes run by central and state government for rural development are functional in this block. These schemes include MGNREGA, Indira Awas Yojana (IAY), Total Sanitation Campaign, and Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY).
Lohai Malhar BlockThis block is mainly constituted of hilly regions. It has 18 panchayats along with 16 revenue villages. The total population inhabiting this block is 35030. It has same strength of administrative staff as Billawar block. The government schemes implemented here are MGNREGA, IAY, Total Sanitation Campaign, Rural Housing Scheme, and SGSY.
Office of Sub Divisional Magistrate in BillawarFor complete administration of Billawar as a tehsil, the office of Sub Divisional Magistrate is actively working in this area. Since the sub division is quite actively participating in the political developments and education scenario, the administrative management is also well handled here. This office endeavors to improve the overall living conditions of the people. They provide them facilities like better sanitation, advanced health care, and fair distribution of ration. It also organizes some awareness camps from time to time in the villages and niabats to help people avail various state subjects easily.
Administrative set up of Sub Divisional Magistrate in BillawarThe office is headed by the Sub Divisional Magistrate of tehsil who reports to Deputy Commissioner of Kathua district. He is assisted by two tehsildars, one for Billawar and 1 for Settlement. The Settlement Tehsildar has 4 Naib Tehsildars working under him for Bhaddu, Gurha Kalyal, Ramkot, and Billawar Dambra.
Departments under Office of Sub Divisional Magistrate in BillawarThere are different departments working under this office to manage the administration of Billawar. These departments include:
- Education Department
- Health Department
- Power Development Department
- PMGSY - Information Statement and Ongoing Schemes
- PHE Sub Division
- Civil Works under SSA
- Ration Dealer Status of Billawar
- Physically Handicapped Pension
- Fisheries Department
- Sheep Breeding & Research Farm
- Integrated Child Development Services
- Co-operative Societies - Working
- Working of JAKFED/Agro Centers
- Forest Division State Plan Achievement
- Forest Division District Plan Achievement
- Forest Protection Force
- J&K Grameen Bank
- Municipal Committee
- PWD (R&B) Road Details & Status
- Flood Control Sub Division of Billawar
Contact Details of Sub Divisional Magistrate of Billawar:Dr. R.S. Charak, KAS
Sub Divisional Magistrate
SDM Billawar: 01921-222003
Tehsildar Billawar: 01921-222023
Police in BillawarTo control the law and order in the tough hilly terrains of this tehsil, the police department here is quite well equipped.
There are three police circles in this region at Billawar, Ramkote, and Lohai Malhar. These police stations are manned efficiently to take on any challenge posed on them.
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