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Himachal Pradesh Home Guard Organization was created in 1962 with the objective to infuse spirit of service, courage and patriotism amongst the citizens and to channelize their energies in maintenance of law and order and socio-economic improvement of the State.  All the able bodied individuals who are in the age group of 18-50 years and fulfill the prescribed physical and educational standards are eligible to be enrolled as Home Guard volunteers.

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

 

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