The Estates Department came into existence in the year 1968. Prior to this all these Government Bungalows/ Buildings/ Quarters/ Commercial units were controlled /managed by Housing Division of PWD (R&B) circle in both Jammu and Srinagar divisions.
In the year 1972 Estates Department was re-organized and two posts of Deputy Director Estates Jammu and Srinagar were created. Both the Deputy Directors are divisional head who administer the Estates Department in both divisions. The Maintenance and Repairs of Bungalows/Quarters including Civil Secretariat is done by Executive Engineer Estates vision both Jammu and Srinagar and Director Estates is the Head of the Department.
At present total 3167 nos of quarters are in Jammu and 1248 nos of quarters are in Srinagar are looked after by the Estates Department.
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