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 Division 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.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister is the Minister of incharge of Estates
Department and Principal Secretary to HCM is the Administrative Head
of the Department.