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OPERATIONS:-

During the year 2016-17, Home Guard volunteers were deployed with Police to maintain law and order and duties such as traffic and patrolling, guarding of vital installations, anning of govt. treasuries/ sub-treasuries, maintenance of law and order during fairs and festivals and security duties at temples and zonal hospitals. In addition to this women Home Guard volunteers were also deployed for nursing duties in the hospitals. Male Home Guards who have undergone Fire Prevention Course are also being deployed at Fire Stations to supplement the strength of fire staff.

The details regarding the deployment of Home Guards during the financial year  2016-2017 are as under:-

ROUTINE OPERATION DUTIES/ DEPLOYMENT OF HOME GUARD


(a)

To assistance of Police in the maintenance of law and order etc.

1524

(b)

Treasury/Sub- Treasury Guard duties.

94

(c)

Battalion Kot Guard duties.

79

(d)

Messengers, Telephone Operators, Demonstrators, Drivers and other administrative duties.

603

(e)

Firemen duty in the Fire Stations/Sub-Stations in the Pradesh.

395

(f)

Nursing duty in the District Hospitals.

54

(g)

H.P. Secretariat security duty.

70

(h)

Service of Court processes in Police Stations in H.P.

156

(i)

Security duty in various Institutions and H.R.T.C. Barrier, Zonal Hospital, O.N.G.C. and  HPSEB Electrical Sub Station etc.

1111

(j)

Jail Warder Duty.

125

(k)

Investigation wing duty in Police Stations.

742

(l)

State Vigilance & Anti Corruption Bureau

83

(m)

Civil Airport duty.

10

(n)

Special Guard

48

 

 OTHER  DUTIES OF SHORT DURATION:

(a)

Watch and Ward duty during the Vidhan Sabha Session.

125

(b)

Maintenance of law and order during Fairs & Festivals in the State. 

6697

(c)

Republic Day, Independence Day and Himachal Pradesh Day Parade.

1174

(d)

Lok Sabha/Vidhan Sabha and Panchayat Elections.

2701

(e)

VVIP Duty

78


ORGANISATION:

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

(a)    Executive and non-ministerial staff as on 31-03-2017:-


Sr. No. 

Name of post

Sanctioned Strength

Posted Strength

1.

Commandant General

 01

01

2.

Dy. Commandant General

 01

01

3.

Senior Staff Officer (Admn.)

 01

01

4.

Commandant (Training) CTI

 01

01

5.

Jr. Staff Officer/Commandant

 14

09

6.

Company Commander

19

15

7.

Platoon Commander

47

07

8.

Havildar Instructor

51

28

9.

Radio Wireless Operator       

1

--

10.

Radio Wireless Mechanic

1

--

11.

Bandman-cum-Guardman                 

18

02

12.

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

---

05 posts in abeyance

13.

Havildar Armourer.

01

--

 

Total                                                                                           

156

65

(b)    Sanctioned and posted strength of Ministerial Staff is as under (As on  31- 03-2017:-


Sr. No.

Name of post

 

Sanctioned Strength

Posted Strength

 

1.

Superintendent Grade-I         

       01

01

2.

Superintendent Grade-II        

     15

07

3.

Personal Assistant     

       01

--

4.

Senior Assistant

     25

19

5.

Junior Scale Stenographer

       01

01

6.

Steno-Typist              

      04

02

7.

Junior Office Assistant

20

01

8.

Clerks

     39

27

9.

Drivers

     32

05

10.

Gestener Operator

01

--

11.

Peon.  

     39

16

12.

Chowkidar.                

  79

22

13.

Storeman       

     10

01

14.

Carpenter       

       01

--

15.

Compounder

       01

--

16.

Tailor

     02

01

17.

Mali   

      01

01

18.

Cleaner

    12

02

19.

Cook. 

    16

   10

20.

Langari.         

      04

--

21.

Dhobi.

     11

03

22.

Sweeper.

      04

03

(2 Regular & 1 Daily Wage)

23.

Barber.

      01

01

24.

Cobbler.

     04

--

25.

Water Carrier.

      --

01 post in abeyance

 

                                     Total                 

324

123

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.

TRAINING:

                        Regular and efficacious training is the cornerstone for an organization and specifically so for a uniformed organization. During the year 2016-17, refresher training was imparted to 3789 volunteers at Battalion Training Centres and 417 Home Guard volunteers were trained at Central Training Institute, Sargheen and Advance Training Centre, Baggi in Junior Officers/Junior Instructor Course, Advance Course, Disaster Relief, Physical Training, and Un-armed Course, 333 Home Guards were deputed  for Training Instructors and Administrative duties during the refresher camp organized at the Battalion Training Centres in Himachal Pradesh.

PENSIONARY/EX-GRATIA GRANT AND OTHER BENEFITS;

            The Himachal Pradesh Government sanctioned a matching grant of Rs 1,52,000/- to the Himachal Pradesh Home Guards and Civil Defence Benevolent fund and an amount of Rs. 2,91,964/- has been collected as subscription from Home Guard volunteers during the year 2016-2017.

REMUNERATION:

            The remuneration of Home Guards has been enhanced from Rs. 592/- to Rs. 600/- per day w.e.f. 01.07.2016.

AWARDS:


                        The President of India conferred 06 Home Guards personnel with  Home Guards and Civil Defence Medals for Meritorious Service during the year 2016-17.


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