List of Police Officers
Name Designation Email Mobile Office Number (01995)
Dr Harmeet Singh, JKPS Senior Superintendent of Police sspkishtwar(at)jkpolice(dot)gov(dot)in




  Addl. SP Kishtwar   259141
  DySP Headquarters
  DySP Operations
  SDPO Atholi


Public Information Officers
S. No Designation Name Phone
1 SSP Public Information Officer (PIO) 01995-259353
2 DySP Assistant Public Information Officer (APIO) 01995-259353
RTI Acts and Rules
S. No Act File Act File
1 J&K Right To Information Act, 2009 View/Download (PDF 1.56 MB) Amendments View/Download (PDF 49.1 MB)
2 J&K Right To Information Act, 2012 View/Download (PDF 125 KB)
3 PIO/APIO View/Download (PDF 125 KB)
4 J&K GAD View

Crime Awareness and Prevention : Crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility, not just law enforcement. One of the best ways to take an active role in crime prevention is to be alert and informed. Each of us has a responsibility to be aware of social and public health issues that impact our homes, our families and our community and possess a common understanding of the law and its protections and penalties.

Security Tips :

  • Precautionary Guidelines for safeguarding your property . Sighting of any suspicious person must be reported to the nearest Police Station.
  • While leaving your home unguarded inform a neighbor you can trust and also your where about. Also inform your Police Station if leaving on a long vacation.
  • Please keep your valuables and jewelry in bank lockers.
  • Sturdy doors, windows, latches and locks are a must. Also install magic eyes and door chains.
  • Install grills on your windows as far as possible.
  • Get your domestic helps registered with the local Police Station after verification of antecedents.
  • If you find anything suspicious about your tenants or neighbors inform the Police immediately.
  • Make a list of all your valuables and keep it safe.
  • In case of theft or burglary inform the Police immediately and do not disturb the scene of crime.

For many teenagers, learning to drive is an important rite of passage. Having that license tucked away in their wallet unlocks the gate towards earning the P-plate, and the gradual freedom and independence that comes with it.
But the statistics are sobering: teen drivers have the highest crash risk of any age group. Drivers aged 17-25 represent only 10-15 per cent of all licensed drivers, but are involved in one out of four road deaths in Australia. For example, a 17-year-old with a P1 licence is four times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than a 26-year-old.
As a parent, you can play and active and crucial role in your teenager’s driving lessons. Here are nine road safety tips to share with your teen to encourage them to be better, safer drivers.

  1. Wear Your Safety Belt
  2. Insist that your teen always wears a safety belt, even for short trips to the shops. According to the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety in Queensland, you’re 10 times more likely to be killed in a road crash if you’re not wearing a seat belt. Seat belts work because they distribute forces from a crash across the chest and pelvis, some of the strongest parts of the body. So that belt could mean the difference between getting a few bruises versus your body flying into the windscreen.

  3. Put the Phone Away
  4. Learner and P drivers aren’t allowed to use phones at all while driving. The physical, visual and cognitive distraction leads to unsafe driving and increases the odds of a crash. Before starting the car, have your driver-in-training switch off his phone and put it out of reach. If they need to use the phone, teach them to stop and park where using a mobile phone won’t be a danger to themselves or to other road users.

    According to researchers, each time a driver writes and sends a text, his or her eyes are off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, enough time to drive the length of a rugby pitch. Remind your teen that it’s their job to watch the road when driving, and no one else can do it for him.

  5. Stick to the Speed Limit
  6. Speeding is the biggest killer of young drivers. Remind your teen that there’s no pressure to keep up with other vehicles in traffic. Keeping to the speed limit will not only reduce the risk of an accident, but also help drivers avoid costly traffic fines that can affect car insurance premiums.

  7. Check Your Blind Spot Every Time
  8. Side and rear mirrors do a good job of showing what’s happening behind the vehicle. However, they still leave areas big enough for other cars, bikes and people to hide in. That’s why drivers should check their blind spots: . Before pulling out from the kerb

    • Before parking or leaving a parked position
    • Before and during a three-point turn
    • Before merging with other traffic
    • Before changing lanes (e.g. when passing or overtaking)
    • Before turning, where you’ve seen another car

    It’s a good idea to practice checking blind spots with your teen until the head-over-the-shoulder move becomes second nature. It’s also possible to minimize the size of a blind spot by adjusting the side mirrors so that your own car is out of sight.

  9. Don’t Drive in Someone Else’s Blind Spot
  10. Teens should be aware of their own blind spots, but also those of other vehicles too. If they’re driving alongside the right of and slightly behind another car, that other car might not see them there. Your teen should pull alongside or in front of them, or drop back until he can see the face of the other car’s mirrors.

  11. Don’t Drink & Drive
  12. It’s easy to avoid the subject of alcohol and drugs, but turning a blind eye won’t make the issue go away. Australian law states that learners and probationary license-holders must have zero alcohol in their bloodstream while driving. That’s because even small amounts of alcohol in the bloodstream affects driving ability, and increases the risk of a serious or fatal accident. It’s best to set some expectations regarding drinking and driving up front. Establish a firm rule, and stick to it.
    It’s best to set some expectations regarding drinking and driving up front. Establish a firm rule, and stick to it.

  13. Sleep, Then Drive
  14. Your teen may be smart enough not to drink and drive, but did you know that driving sleepy can be just as dangerous as driving drunk? Sleepiness impairs a person’s attention, working memory and coordination skills, all crucial for safe driving.
    An estimated 15 per cent of crashes are caused by fatigued driving, according to road safety researcher Chris Watling. “Young drivers don’t view the dangers of drink driving and sleepy driving equally, despite the crash risks being similar.”
    Teach your teen the warning signs of sleep driving. These include: daydreaming, difficulty focusing, frequent blinking, heavy eyelids and trouble keeping the head up. Let them know it’s OK to pull over for a 20-minute power nap, then get back on the road more rested.

  15. Turn on Your Headlights
  16. While it’s an obvious thing to do at night, having your headlights on during the day can make it easier for other drivers to see you. This can be particularly helpful during times when the sun affects visibility (e.g. driving in the early morning or evening). Road safety campaigner Clive Matthew-Wilson points out: “You can’t control the other drivers on the road. However, by having your lights on during the day, you can make sure other drivers see you before a collision takes place.”

  17. Take Fewer Passengers
  18. You’ve worked hard to instill good driving habits in your teen and to teach all the driving lessons necessary before they start having friends in the car. But once they start taking passengers, they may be under pressure to drive differently than normal. This often means going too fast and making risky decisions. The best policy may be to restrict the number of teen passengers.



  • Prepare for the Yatra by achieving Physical Fitness. It is advisable to start a preparatory Morning/ Evening walk, about 4-5 km per day, at-least a month prior to the Yatra. With a view to improving oxygen efficiency of the body, it may be useful to start deep breathing exercise and Yoga, particularly Pranayam. As the Yatra involves trekking at an altitude of 12,800 ft, do have yourself medically examined for the journey.
  • You have to trek through high mountains, facing strong cold winds. Do carry some woolen clothing, a small umbrella, wind-cheater, raincoat, sleeping bag, waterproof shoes, torch, stick with proper hand grip. These are essential as the climate is unpredictable and changes abruptly from sunny weather to rain.
  • For Ladies, saree is not a suitable dress for the Yatra. Salwar kameez, pant-shirt or a track suit will be more comfortable for yatris.
  • Keeping in view the tough nature of the trek, small children should not undertake the Yatra.
  • Carry sufficient money to pay for your accommodation at the stations enroute to the Holy Machail Mata Mandir and for meeting other personal requirements.
  • To enable urgent necessary action in case of any emergency please keep in your pocket a note containing the name/address/mobile/telephone number of any Yatri proceeding for Darshan. Also carry your identity card/ driving license with yourself.
  • Carry all the medicines which you take daily and, also some general medicines such as Glucose, Disprin, Combiflam, Move/Iodex, etc.
  • Carry a water bottle, dry fruits, roasted baked grams/channa, toffees, sufficient chocolates, etc. for use during the journey.
  • Keep some Cold Cream/ Vaseline/ Sun Screen with you to protect the skin from the cold winds/sun. To have clear vision on sunny days keep dark glasses / goggles handy.
  • While trekking, relax for a short while on steep inclines and don’t exert yourself beyond your normal capacity.
  • The best way to perform the Yatra is to maintain a slow and steady pace. You will unnecessarily exhaust/tire yourself by walking fast.
  • Provide all help to fellow Yatris, traveling with you and perform Yatra with a pious mind.
  • Yatris are advised to strictly follow the instructions issued by the Administration from time to time.
  • Use latrines/bathrooms erected by Sarv Shakti Sewak Sanstha. Don’t defecate in the open.
  • Cash offerings should be put in donation boxes only.


  • Don’t stop at places which are marked by warning notices.
  • Don’t smoke and don’t carry/consume any kind of narcotic or alcoholic substance.
  • Don’t use slippers because there are steep rises and falls on the route. Wear shoes preferably with laces.
  • Don’t attempt any short cuts on the route as doing so would be dangerous. Do not break traffic discipline or try to overtake others in difficult stretches of the route from Kishtwar to Gulabgarh Paddar.
  • Do not do anything during the entire Yatra which could cause pollution or disturb the environment of the Yatra area. Use of polythene is banned in the State and is punishable under law.
  • Do not touch or throw anything on the Holy Idols inside the temple. Do not cameras inside the temple.
  • Do not pay more for Helicopter service than the rates displayed.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Kishtwar

Kishtwar – 182204

Phone: +91-1995-259353, Fax: +91-1995-261439,

Mobile: 9419180831

E-Mail: sspkishtwar(at)jkpolice(dot)gov(dot)in

District Police Lines : 01995 – 2259813

Police Control Room (PCR) : 01995 – 259193 , 9906154100 (Phone), 261211 (Fax)