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The Government of India has authorized 8000 Home Guard volunteers to Himachal Pradesh Home Guards Organisation which has a complement of 12 Battalions. The actual number of volunteers varies from time to time, however, 7734 Home Guards volunteers were on rolls as on 31st March,2015:-

Sr. No.

Name of District

Battalion 

Authorised strength  

1

Kinnaur 

Battalion No. I

536

2

Shimla

Battalion No. II

784

3

Shimla

Battalion No. III

610

4

Sirmaur

Battalion No. IV

658

5

Bilaspur

Battalion No. V

595

6

Mandi 

Battalion No. VI

876

7

Kullu

Battalion No. VII

710

8

Chamba 

Battalion No. VIII

720

9

Kangra

Battalion No. IX

908

10

Hamirpur 

Battalion No. X

503

11

Solan

Battalion No. XI

597

12

Una 

Battalion No. XII

503

 

 

Total

8000

 The sanctioned and posted strength of the regular staff is as under:-

 Sr. No. 

Name of post

                     Sanctioned Strength

1.

Commandant General

1

2.

Dy. Commandant General

1

3.

Senior Staff Officer (Admn.)

1

4.

Commandant (Training)

1

5.

Staff Officer/Commandants

14

6.

Company Commander

19

7.

Platoon Commander

47

8.

Havildar

51

9.

Radio Wireless Operator         

1

10.

Radio Wireless Mechanic

1

11.

Band man                    

18

12.

Quarter Guard/Naik/ L. Naik

05 posts in abeyance

13.

Havildar Armour.

01

 Sanctioned and posted strength of Ministerial Staff is as under (As on 31- 03-2015:-

Sr. No.

Name of post

 

Sanctioned Strength

Posted Strength

 

1.

Superintendent Grade-I          

       01

01

2.

Superintendent Grade-II        

     15

11

3.

Personal Assistant      

       01

--

4.

Senior Assistant

     25

24

5.

Junior Scale Stenographer

       01

01

6.

Steno-Typist               

      04

03

7.

Clerks

     59

23

8.

Drivers

     32

05

9.

Peon.  

     39

18

10.

Chowkidar.                 

  79

31

11.

Storeman        

     10

01

12.

Carpenter       

       01

--

13.

Compounder

       01

--

14.

Tailor

     02

01

15.

Mali     

      01

01

16.

Cleaner

    12

02

17.

Cook.  

    16

   12

18.

Langari.          

      04

01

19.

Dhobi.

     11

04

20.

Sweeper.

      04

     03(2 Regular &   1   Daily Wage)

21.

Barber.

      01

01

21.

Cobbler.

     04

--

23.

Water Carrier.

      --

01 post in abeyance

 

                                     Total                 

323

143

 At present there are 12 Home Guard Battalions, located one each at District Headquarters except Lahaul and Spiti District, where only one company strength of Home Guard volunteers drawn from the 7th Bn. Kullu is stationed, while Shimla District has 2 Battalions. The Central Training Institute of Home Guards and Civil Defence is located at Junga with a Sub-unit at Advance Training Centre, Baggi (District Mandi).  Each Battalion also has a training centre where basic and refresher courses are imparted to the volunteers.

 

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