This is in reference to new administrative units to be set up as tehsils in Jammu province, as tehsils serve as the basic unit of administration as well as development. As for as Jammu district which has a population of 16 lakhs is concerned, it should have, in addition to existing four tehsils of Akhnoor, R S Pura, Bishnah and Jammu, new tehsils as Marh, Satwari (including areas of Tawi island), Kot Bhalwal, Mishriwala, Nagrota, Jindrah and Chowki Chaura. Samba district should have Samba,Bari Brahmana, Ramgarh, Vijay Pur and Purmandal tehsils. Kathua district which has five tehsils as Kathua, Hiranagar, Billawar, Basohli and Bani should have new tehsils as Ramkot, Mahanpur and a place between Bani and Basohli (distance 80 kms). Udhampur district having tehsils as Udhampur, Chenani, Ramnagar and Majalta should have new tehsils as Basantgarh, Sudh Mahadev, Tikri and Pancharhi.Rajouri district which already has seven tehsils as Rajouri, Dharal, Thanna Mandi, Nowshera, Budhal, Kalakote and Sunderbani should have additional tehsils as a place between Rajouri and Budhal (distance is 50 kms)and a place towards Manjakote side. Poonch district already has four tehsils. Kishtwar district also has sufficient tehsils as Kishtwar, Thatri, Padder, Chatroo and Marwah. Doda district in addition to existing tehsils of Doda, Bhaderwah, Gandoh should have new tehsils as a place in between Doda and Bhaderwah (like Bhalla), Assar and Premnagar. Ramban district in addition to existing tehsils of Ramban and Banihal should have additional tehsils at Gool,Ramsoo and a place towards east of Ramban. Reasi district should have additional tehsils as Pouni, Arnas and Katra.
This is a humble request to the Cabinet Sub Committee to do the new creation purely on merit basis and without political considerations as now the areas which are represented by the opposition may be represented by some other party in future and next creation may take place after 20 years or more and till that time people should not be put to sufferings.
Dr Virender Choudhary