Welcome to Irrigation Department, Jammu and Kashmir
The valley of Kashmir has been a great seat of learning and erudition from its hoary past. Its beauty and verdure, snow-capped peaks, sparkling waters, rustling leaves of dense forests, lakes and springs, have charmed poets and creative minds to sing its praises, calling it ‘a paradise on earth’. Inspired and motivated by the pristine beauty of the landscape, the genius of Kashmir has contributed to almost all segments of human knowledge and creative ventures.
Among the earlier settlers in Kashmir are believed to be Nagas. There are geological and mythological reasons to believe that the valley was once a vast span of water, similar to a huge dam, walled in by high mountains.
Organisation Chart of Jammu and Kashmir Irrigation
The Principal Secretary to the Government is the Administrative & Professional Head of the Irrigation Department and is responsible to the government for its efficient working.
All matters relating to appointment, promotion, leave, confidential matters, discipline and appellate matters are to be settled by the Secretary as the Head of the Department. He is assisted by a good number of subordinate staff both technical & non-technical.