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The Government of India has authorized 8000 Home Guard volunteers to Himachal Pradesh Home Guards Organization which has a complement of 12 Battalions consisting of 73 Companies and 04 Independent Platoons of men Home Guards, 06 Companies and 06 Independent Platoons of women Home Guards and 11 Platoons of Technical Home Guards. The actual number of volunteers varies from time to time, however, 6916 Home Guards volunteers were on rolls as on 31st  January, 2018.


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  strength of the field staff is as under:-


Sr. No. 

Name of post

Sanctioned Strength

1.

Commandant General

 01

2.

Dy. Commandant General

 01

3.

Senior Staff Officer (Admn.)

 01

4.

Commandant (Training) CTI

 01

5.

Jr. Staff Officer/Commandant

 14

6.

Company Commander

19

7.

Platoon Commander

47

8.

Havildar Instructor

51

9.

Radio Wireless Operator       

1

10.

Radio Wireless Mechanic

1

11.

Bandman-cum-Guardman                 

18

12.

Quarter Guard Naik/ L. Naik/Quarter Guard HGs.

---

13.

Havildar Armourer.

01

 

Total                                                                                           

156


 


Staff/Vacancy Position in Home Guards, Civil Defence Department as on 01-02-2018


 Sr.   No.

Name & Designation of the Post

Sanctioned posts 

Filled posts

Vacant posts

1.

Commandant General

1

1

-

2.

Deputy Commandant General

1

1

-

3.

SSO(Admn)/ Comdt.(Trg.)

2

2

-

4.

Jr. Staff Officer/Comdt.

14

10

4

5.

Superintendent Gr.-1

1

1

-

Class-I                Total

19

15

4

6.

Superintendent Gr.-II

15

8

7

7.

P.A.

1

-

1

Class-II                Total

16

08

08

8.

Senior Assistant

25

16

9

9.

Junior Office Assistant

20

18

2

10.

Clerks

39

29

10

11.

Company Commander

19

14

5

12.

Platoon Commander

47

6

41

13.

Havildar

51

28

23

14.

Jr. Scale Steno Grapher

1

1

-

15.

Steno Typist

4

2

2

16.

Havildar Armourer 

1

-

1

17.

Bandsmen

18

2

16

18.

R/Wireless Operator

1

-

1

19.

R/Wireless Mechanic

1

-

1

20.

Drivers

32

5

27

21.

Cook

16

8

8

22.

Compounder

1

-

1

Class-III                Total

276

129

147

23.

Gestetner  Operator

1

-

1

24.

Peons

39

19

20

25.

Chowkidar

79

21

58

26.

Storemen

10

1

9

27.

Carpenter

1

-

1

28.

Tailor

2

1

1

29.

Mali

1

1

-

30.

Cleaner

12

2

10

31.

Langri

4

1

3

32.

Dhobi

11

3

8

33.

Cobbler

4

-

4

34.

Sweeper

4

1

3

35.

Barber

1

1

-

Class-IV                Total

169

52

117

Total

480

203

277

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 Sargeen (Distt. Shimla) 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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