Department of Home Guard & Civil Defence
OFFICE MANUAL, FINANCIAL RULES AND OTHER
SERVICE RULES & INSTRUCTIONS:
In relation to Home Guard
(i) H.P. Home Guards Act 1968 and amendments.
(ii) H.P. Home Guards Rules 1971 and amendments.
Civil Defence Act, 1969.
(iv) Compendium of Instructions (Home Guards) 2004.
(v) Administrative Instructions issued by Commandant General and
revised or amended from time to time.
(vi) Battalion long rolls.
(vii) Master Plan Civil Defence: General Principles Civil Defence.
Compendium of Instructions (Civil Defence) 2004.
Civil Defence Rules.
(x) Civil Defence Regulation.
Company long rolls.
Character sheets maintained at Battalion level only.
(b) In relation to
regular establishment of the department:
(i) H.P. Office Manual.
(ii) CCS Rules.
(iii) FR & SR Rules.
(iv) CCS leave Rules 1972.
(v) Pension Rules.
CCS & CCA Rules.
(viii) Administration instructions issued by the Govt. time to
(ix) Budget Rules.
(x) Medical Rules.
(xi) All records like Service Book, Personal Files.
(xii) Record of DPCs.
(xiii) Record of the Vehicles.
Record of the Log Books.
(xv) Record of Govt. buildings and Land in the department.
Record of Private buildings hired for Govt. accommodation.
(xvii) Stock legers regarding receipt and issue of store items.
Office Machine and Computer record.
(xx) Cash Book.
Monthly Expenditure Register.
(xxii) G.P.F. Account.
G.P.F. Advance Register.
Contingents Bill Register.
Casual Leave Register.
(xxviii) Token Register.
T.A. Check Register.
Arms & Ammunition Register.
GOVERNMENT OF HIMACHAL
In exercise of the powers
conferred by section 14(1) of the Himachal Pradesh Home
Guard Act, 1968, the Governor Himachal Pradesh is pleased to
made the following rules under section14 of the aforesaid
Short title:-These rules may
be called the Himachal Pradesh Home Guard Rules, 1971
shall come into force at once.
In these rules unless the
context other-wise requires:-
means the Himachal Pradesh Home Guard Act , 1968.
‘Commandant General: means the
Commandant General appointed under section 4(3) of the Act.
means a Commandant of Home Guard appointed under section 4
of the Act.
‘Home Guards Organization’
means the Himachal Pradesh Home Guard constituted under
section 4(1) of the Act.
Home Guard’ means a member appointed under section 5(1) of
the Act, whether a part-time or a whole time volunteer or a
‘Honorary Home Guard’ means a
Home Guard volunteer called under the Act.
‘Forms’ means form appended to
‘Prescribed Authority’ means
the authority’ declared as competent under these rules.
is not less than 18 years and
more than 50 years of the age.
Is of good moral character.
Is physically fit to underage
arducus out-door duties and has been medically examined and
found to be of normal health.
Is at least literate in Hindi.
Is not wholly engaged in any
course of study in any educational institution and has an
employment or profession.
Is not a member of the
Takes an oath of allegiance to
the constitution of India and to the Government of Himachal
Pradesh as laid down in the form of pledge appended to these
Provided that the Commandant
General may relax the conditions regarding the age or
educational qualifications orboth referred to in clauses (a)
and (d) above.
Provided further that the
ageand educational qualifications of the whole time
employees in the organization will be governed by the
Departmental Recruitment and Promotion Rules.
Applications for enrolment as
members of Home Guards shall be made in the Form ennexed to
the Rules at Appendix ‘A’ to the Commandant of the area of
his/her residence with the certificates of good moral
character from responsible persons.
After the cerification of
character and antecedents of the volunteer, the Commandant
shall formally enroll the required member of Home Guards and
after complying with all the pre-requisites, the recruit
shall make a decleration in Form –I of the schedule appended
to the Act.
Every person appointed as a
member of Home Guard shall receive a certificate of
appointment as in form-II of the schedule appended to the
This certificate will
invariably be carried by a Home Guard when he is on duty.
Such a certificate
shall of Home Guards: he shall
surrender the certificate to the Commandant General if he
is an Officer of the Rank of Platoon Commander and above and
to the Commandant of his darea in all other cases.
The Home Guards constituted
under section –4 of the Act, will be a Battalion, comprising
of a group of Companies under the command and control of a
Commandant who shall be assisted by such executive,
instructional and clerical paid staff as may be senctioned
by the Government.
Section Leader and 9 Home
Guards. There sections shall combined to form a Platoon.
For each Platoon there shall be a Platoon Commander and a
Platoon Havildar. Threse Platoon shall constitute
into a Company Commander, a Senior Platoon Commander,
Company Havildar Major, Company Havildar Clerk and a Company
The overall strength of a
company shall be 110. Unless otherwise sanctioned by the
State Government, the officers of the Company will be
Honorary Rank holders. The Company can have such auditional
paid shall as may be sanctioned by the State Government from
time to time.
The honorary officers of the
Company shall be paid such honorarium and allowances as
laid-down in the succeeding paragraphs of these rules.
The Commandant General will
have powers to creats the requi9red number of the honorary
The Commandant General or any
authority prescribed by him shall have powers to appoint any
number of the Home Guards to post referred to in (iii) above
under his command.
Calling out of
Subject to the over-all
directions of the Gommandant General, the sdCommandant shall
have the powers to call out a Home Guard or and officer or
officers of the Home Guards under their control for the
For tr5aining at such places
and for such period as may be aothorised by the Commandant
For duties connected with
training, administration, security of arms, ammunition,
ceremonials occasions etc. according to the scale and priod
as may be authorized by the Commandant General.
For operational duty for the
protection of life and property from natural calamities or
anti-social elements, maintenance of essential services,
suppression of disturbances control and regulation of
traffic and assemblies and prevention of commission of
military, authorities or the Police
in the interest of national security.
Any by the Commandant General in public
Provided that any Home Guard
Officer of the rank not below the rank of Company Copmmander
may call out any number of Home Guards under his command for
op0erational duties in an emergency, provided forther that
if there is insufficient time to obtain the orders of the
Commandant of his Battalion for purposes sentioned in
clauses (a), )b_, (c) and (d) above. Any such action taken
by him shall however, be reported immediately to the
The District Magistrate in his
discretion may issue directions to the Commandant to call
out Home Guards for operational duties for purposes
mentioned in clause ©.
Powers of the
Commandant General :-
Subject to the provisions of
the Home Guards Act and the Rules made the reunder, the
Commandant General shall have the powers to regulate
training operational duties, organization, administration,
disciplines and punishment, procurement, maintenance and
scales of issue of uniforms, equipment and stores, arms and
ammunition of the Home Guards and exercise overall command
and control over the Home Guards and its officers.
Provided that the fixation of
scale of uniforms, equipment, arms and ammunition etc.,
shall be as may be prescribed from time to time by the
Himachal Pradesh Government.
Power of the Commandant:-
Subject to the over-all directions and orders of the
Commandant General, the Commandant will have the powers to
supervise and inspect the training, operational duties and
administration and maintenance of uniforms, arms and stores
The Commander of any formation
or detachment will have powers to relieve a member of the
Home Guards under his command from the performance of his
duties if, in his opinion, the conduct of that Home Guards
is prejudicial to the performance of that duty. He shall
aldo have powers to withdraw arms, ammunition, uniform and
other Home Guard property, Identity Card from such a
member. He shall report the reasons in writing immediately
to his superior officer who will in turn report the matter
in the Commandant for taking disciplinary action.
The following shall be deemed
to be offences on the part of the Home Guards when
undergoing a course of training of performing duty:
Failure to respond to call up
notices without any reasonable cause at the place and time
Threatening of using of
violence or improper language against and member of the Home
Guards or the public.
Being found in a state of
intoxication while on duty.
Knowingly furnishing a false
report in regard in Home Guards under his command or
regarding aby money, arms ammunition, clothing, store or
property in his charge.
Misuse or failure to return any
property or any weapon or uniform issued to him, when asked.
Conduct or behaviour
prejudicial and disgraceful to the Home Guards
Not carrying out the general or
special orders of his or her superiors promptly and with the
punishments shall be imposed by the Commandant General or
the Commandant on members of the Home Guards for any of the
offences of misconduct mentioned above:-
Education of rank,
Fine not exceeding Rs.50/-.
The Home Guards on whom any of
the aforesaid punishment is imposed may, within 30 days of
the communication of the official orders to his, appeal to
the officer immediately superior, to the authority imposing
Control by the
Officers of the Police Force or Military:-
contingent of the Home Guards is deputed to assist the
Army/Police, the Station Commander/ the Superintendent of
Police shall have the operational control over the
that the senior-most officer of such a contingent of the
rank of Company Commander and below Shall not be
under the control of an officer below the rank of Subedar
Major/Inspector of Police.
Uniforms and Accoutrements:-
All:-Officers and members of Home
Guards when on duty shall be supplied at State expense
uniforms as well as accouterments to be used for shelter,
building and meaning etc. on the scale as may be prescribed
by the State Govt. They will also were budges of rank as
maybe prescribed and supplied by the State Govt.
and Ammunition:-- Officers
and members of the Home Guards shall be entitled to use and
carry small arms, such as rifles, carbines, hand-grandees
and service revolvers and their ammunitio0n, on such scale
and manner as any be by the
Commandant General during the course of training or
Conditions of Services:-
(i) The Home Guard shall be
liable to serve any where within Himachal Pradesh. Those
who volunteers for duties out side of Himachal Pradesh may
be drafted for the purpose as and when required.
(ii) The Home Guard employed
for whole time duty, other than the Honorary Home Guards,
will receive pay and allowances equivalent to their
counterpart. In the Police Department of equal rank. The
equivalency of rank is given in Appendix ‘B’.
(iii)The Honorary Home Guards
rending, in Himachal Pradesh Home
Guards Rules, 1962, if any, free accommodation was provided
to them before coming into force of these Rules, no recovery
will be made from them on this account.
All honorary officers and members of Home
Guards shall be paid a duty allowance of Rs. 3/- per day
when called under Section 8(1) of the Home Guard Act-for
Operational duty for six hours or more.
Allowance:- If the place of
duty is more than 8 K.m. beyond the Company or independent
Platoon HG as fixed by the Commandant General, a sum of
Rs. 1/- per day will be given in addition to the duty
allowances to the honorary Officer and members of Home
of Pocket Allowances:-
When honorary Officers and Men of Home Guards
are called for training or duty for less then six hours, be
shall be paid an out of pocket allowances of Rs. 1/- per day
instead of the duty allowances of Rs. 3/-.
Traveling Allowances:- (i)
Honorary Officer and the members of the Home Guard shall be
entitled to traveling and duty allowances on the scales as
may be sanctioned by the State Government from time to time.
Other Allowances as may be
sanctioned by the Govt. from time to time.
honorary Home Guards Officers will be given an Honoraria
for performing short-time instructional and Administrative
duties at the following rates per month provided they
perform such duties during the month.
3. Havildar i.e.
Havildar Major, Havildar Q.M. and Clerk and Pl.
4. Section Leader
All Members of the reserve force
when called out under Section-8 of the Act will be treated
as Home Guard on duty and all provision of the act and these
Rules will apply to them.
No prosecution shall be instituted against
any Home Guard in respect of any thing done or purporting to
the done by him in the discharge of his duties as Home
Guards except with the prior sanction of the State
Government or such other Officer as empowered by the State
Government in this behalf.
The equivalency of Ranks of
Home Guards with the Police personnel is as below:-
Company Commander =
(2) Sr. Platoon
Commander = Sub- Inspector Police
Commander = Asstt. Sub – Inspector Police
= Head constable
Leader = Constable.
If any member of the Home
Guards suffer any demage to his person or property while
undergoing training or on duty, and he does not cause it by
his own negligence or willful Act or omission of the
provisions of this Act and Rules or directions issued by
superior Officer, he shall be paid compensation in the form
of temporary allowances, disability pension, family pension
and children allowances as the case may be, on the following
terms and conditions:-
Temporary allowances:- If any
Home Guards is indicated for work for a period of 3 days or
more he shall be paid temporary disability allowances for
the period of disablement @ of Rs. 30/- per month pay able
at half monthly intervals as Rs. 15/-.
Where an Injury sustained by
Home Guard causes him serious and prolonged and permanent
disablement,, he shall be awarded compensation at the rates
mentioned below. The amount depending on the percentage of
20 to 40
Provided that where the
disablement is not more than 50% and injured Home Guard is
not debarred from the means of his livelihood, the amount of
disablement pension shall be substituted by a lum sum
payment calculated at 70 time to the monthly payments
specified in the foregoing schedule.
In case of death of Home Guard,
as a result pf injuries sustained while on duty on training,
a family pension and children allowances shall be
payable in accordance with the following:-
A family pension of Rs. 20/-
per month to his legally wedded wife and in case the
incumbent may have more than one legally wedded wife then
this rate of provision of Rs. 20/- will be distributed
equally and an allowances of Rs. 5/- per month to each of
his legitimate child In case no family pension is being
paid each child will get an allowance of Rs. 7.50 paise per
Provided that in case of a minor the children
allowance will be paid to the legal wife or the guardian of
Provided further where a Home
Guard entitled to the temporary or children allowance or
disability pension is in receipt of an allowance or pensio9n
from public funds paid to him by reasons of same injuries or
death, he shall be allowed to draw only the amount of the
difference by which the allowance or pension from there
public funds falls short of the allowances to which he was
entitled as Home Guard under these Rules.
For fcalculating the amount of
injury, the opinion of the authorized Medical Officer shall
be legal and final. The authorized Medical Officer in this
case means any Civil Doctor in the service of the Government
not below the rank of Class-I.
Home Guards are eligible to
cash awards individually or collectively for conspicuous
good work or for a work of outstanding nature in saving
life, protection or property, assistance in the maintenance
of law and order, devotion to duty and for any other purpose
which furthers the aims and objects of Home Guards.
The Commandant General, is
authorized to grant awards upto a nonetary limit of Rs.
250/- in any one case on any one occasion.
The complete citation
indicating the reasons for which the dfawards are granted
shalfl be written up and duly publicized.
A member of Home Guards may
resign his office by submitting an application in writing
addressed to the Commandant.
The resignation shall not take
effect unless the Commandant General or the Commandant
accepts the resignation and intimation to this effect is
given to the applicant , failure to report for duty,
without previous permission of the calling authority or
information of hisinability to attend the duty on the plea
that a letter of resignation has been submitted, will amount
to absence from duty.
The Commandant shall forward
the resignation with his remarks to the Commandant General
in the case of all rank holders.
A Home Guard shall be
discharged on completion of the term of his service of
three years in the reserve force provided that the
Commandant General or the Commandant may discharged a Home
Guard earlier on any one of the dfollowing ground:
Attainment of age of 60 years:
For behavior detrimental and
prejudicial to good order, welfare or disciplines of Home
At his own request with due
notice renging over one month;
Or found unsuitable;
Provided that a change of
residence from one district to an another shall not
necessarily be valid ground for discharge and the Home Guard
concerned shall form part of the Home Guards units
functioning in the District to which he moves.
Every Home Guard discharged
shall receive from the appointing authority a discharged
certificate in the form, vide appendix-‘D’ attached in the
A Home Guard on ceasing to be
member of the Home Guard Organisation shall surrender to the
appointing authority, the certificate of his appointment
issued to him at the time of his recruitment,
Before discharge, a Home Guard shall
delivered in good condition all articles of uniforms
equipment, arms & ammunition, account raiment’s & other Home
Guards property, if any, in his position. If any Home Guard
neglects or refuses to deliverer his certificates or
appointment or office or any other articles, he shall render
him shelf livable to prosecutions in the Court of Law.
Any fine imposed under these
rules may be recovered as provided in section-12 (6)
of the Act.
The Himachal Pradesh Home Guards
Rules-1962 as in force in Himachal Pradesh are hereby
Provided that the
repeal shall not effect:
The provision operation of the
rules so repealed or any thing done or suffered there under
Any right privilege, obligation
or liability accrued or incurred under these rules.
Any penalty, for feature or
punishment incurred in respect of any offence, committed
against the rules so repealed.
Any investigation, legal
proceeding or remedy in respect of any such right
privileges, obligation, liability or punishment as force
said any such investigation, legal proceeding or remedy may
be instituted, contained or enforced and any such penalty,
for future or punishment may be imposed as if these rules
had not been repealed.
Subject to the provision of sub
rule (1) any thing done or any action taken under the rules
repealed by sub rule (1) shall, in so far as it is not
inconsistent with these rules be deemed to have been done or
taken under the corresponding provisions of these rules and
shall continue to be enforce accordingly unless superceded
by any thing done or any action taken under these rules.
Chief Secretary to the
Government of Himachal Pradesh
dated Shimla _______________
Copy with enclosures
The Commandant General Home
Guard, Himachal Pradesh Shimla (with 15 spare copies).
All the Commandants, Home
Guards, Battalion and the Commandants (Training) CTI Junga
(with 10 spare copies).
The Joint Secretary (Home) to
the Government of Himachal Pradesh (with 10 spare copies).
The Manager, Himachal Pradesh
Govt Press, Shimla for publication in the Rajpatra (extra
ordinary) and with the request that 250 spare copies of the
Gazette notification may kindly be sent to the Commandant
General Home Guard Shimla for placing these rules on the
table of the Vidhan Sabha. .
Joint Secretary (Home) to
Government of Himachal Pradesh.
The Commandant Home Guards.
that I am citizen of India and that I desire to be enrolled
as a member of Home Guard for ______________and have no
intention of permanently leaving the limits of Himachal
Pradesh for at least five years after enrolment and that I
am not under any obligation to serve in any other force.
In any emergency I shall be
liable to be called out on duty at any time and for any
period and any part of the State of Himachal Pradesh.
I shall be required to take a
pledge for the proper discharge of my duties.
I shall be liable to undergo
training and attend Parades in accordance with the order of
my superior Officers.
I shall be required to serve
for a period of three years in the Home Guards and
thereafter for another period of three years in the reserve
force of Home Guards unless I am allowed to resign in
pursuance of the Himachal Home Guards Rules, 1971.
I shall ordinarily be liable to
serve in any part of Himachal Pradesh.
Place of Birth (Town, Country &
Education (Degree held or
(examination passed) or special
Particulars of War service or
Military Training or training with any First Aid or
Father’s Occupation or
If originally a resident of
Pakistan, the address in the country and the date of
migration to India Union_____
Particulars of place where the
applicant resided for more than one year during the
proceeding five years___
I declare that the above
particulars are correct.
If you are a
Govt. servant or an employee in a local authority a Firm or
any other office you should send this form through your
superior Officer with his certificate that he has no
objection to your attending the training and that he will
release you for duty in an emergency at any time and for any
period and in any part in the State of _______________.
Name of post in the
Equivalent rank in
General-cum-Director of Civil Defence
Inspector General of
Police/Secretary to State Govt.
General-cum- Deputy Director Civil Defence
of Police (SSP)
Senior Staff Officer (SSO)
Junior Staff Officer
of Police (DSP)
of Police (DSP)
Inspector of Police
This is to certified that
Name_______________________ was enrolled as a Home Guard in
the ______________on ________________20___ . He is
discharged by order of __________________in consequence of
section __________of the Himachal Pradesh Home Guard
Periods of Training attended
Particulars of embodied service
Signature of the