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Administration in Srinagar

Administration in Srinagar
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If you had gone through our page on History of Srinagar, you would know that the town has been administratively important from its very inception. For more than nine hundred years it has been the capital of Garhwal State. Things changed as the region came under British control. May be because the area was prone to natural calamities such as floods and earthquakes, they shifted the base to Pauri, located at a distance of 44.2 km from the town. As a consequence, much of its administrative importance is now diminished. The town now acts as the administrative headquarters of a tehsil and a subdivision of the same name.

Tehsildar in Srinagar

The Tehsildar and the Sub Divisional Magistrate are the two most important administrative officers posted in Srinagar.  They represent the district administration in areas under their jurisdiction. Both of them are Class I Gazetted officers with their duties clearly defined. Among them, the Tehsildar looks after the taxation, land and revenue matters. In case you need to contact him you may do so at the following numbers:

Tehsildar, Srinagar
Office Phone No: 01346-251178
Fax No: 01346-251178
Mobile No: 9634128888

SDM in Srinagar

Srinagar Administration

Contrarily, the Sub Divisional Magistrate has a much wider role to play. His duties include issuance of various certificates, election work, relief and rehabilitation work etc.  In addition, he also has to play a quasi judicial role at sub divisional level. In this role, he operates the preventive sections of the Code of Criminal Procedure. He also holds enquiry in cases of unnatural death of women within seven years of marriage, custodial deaths, riots, fire incidents and natural calamities etc. Disaster management is also his responsibility.  In case you need to contact him you may do so at the following number:  

SDM, Srinagar
Office Phone No: 01346-251178
Fax No: 01346-253406
Mobile No: 8650922209
Email Id: srinagarsdm@gmail.com

Administration of Srinagar at District Level

It is to be noted that the District Magistrate is the senior most administrative officer in the entire district; both the Tehsildar and SDM function under his aegis. Although his headquarter is located at Pauri, you may approach him anytime. Following are his contact details:

DM Garhwal
Office Phone No: 01368-222250
Fax No: 01368-222080/222811
Mobile No: 8650866666
Email Id: dmgarhwal@gmail.com

Commissioner, Garhwal Division

You may also note that the entire Uttarakhand is divided into two divisions; Garhwal and Kumaon. Each of these divisions is headed by a Commissioner. Pauri Garhwal falls under Garhwal Division. If you need to contact the Commissioner, Garhwal Division, you may do so at the following numbers:

Office Phone No: 01368-222564
Fax No: 01368-222378 
Mobile No: 9411300332
Email Id: commissioner.garhwal@gmail.com

Municipal Board in Srinagar

Municipal Board in Srinagar

Civic administration in Srinagar is provided by its Municipal Board (NPP). It is an urban local body that provides all kinds of civic amenities to the residents of the town. It was first established in 1889 as Town Area Committee. Then in 1957, the government created Srinagar Notified Area. It was further upgraded to Srinagar Nagar Palika in 1968.

Just in anywhere else, Srinagar Nagar Palika is responsible for providing different civic amenities like water supply and sanitation, maintenance of roads, street lighting, upkeep of parks, markets and other public places etc. It also runs schools and health centers; provides birth and death certificates etc. While it is an elected body, it is not fully autonomous. There is an Executive Officer appointed by the State Government, whose duty is to supervise the function of the board. In case of necessity, you may contact the EO at the following numbers:

Executive Officer, Srinagar Nagar Palika
Office Phone No: 01346-253047
Fax No: 01346-253047
Mobile No: 09412921134
Email Id: nppsrinagar@gmail.com

Court in Srinagar

Srinagar, being an important sub divisional town, houses the Court of Civil Judge (Junior Division) / Judicial Magistrate. The court has power to decide civil suits whose valuation is less the Rs. 25000. It is also entitled to decide cases under Uttarakhand Urban Building, Rent Control and Enactment Act, Succession Act etc.

Police Stations in Srinagar

Police in Srinagar

The main Police Station in Srinagar is located near Gola Bazaar in the center of the town. In case of any necessity you may visit it in person or contact the Station Officer at the following numbers:

Police Station Landline No: 01346-252102
Mobile No: 9411112847, 9412079100

Mahila Police Station in Srinagar

In addition, the town has a Mahila Police Station especially for women victims. It is located near the New Bus Stand. To contact it you may call at the following numbers:

Police Station Landline No: 01346-253187
Mobile No: 0411112854

SP in Charge of Srinagar

It is to be remembered that the police force in Srinagar functions under the Superintendent of Police, posted at the district headquarters Pauri. His office is located on the Mall Road while his residence is situated on Devaprayag Road. In case of any necessity you may also contact him through the following numbers:

Off Phone No: 01368-222254
Residential phone No: 01368-222214
Mob No: 941111208
Fax No: 01368-223438

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