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OPERATIONS:


During the year 2022-23, Home Guard volunteers were deployed with Police for maintenance of law & order and other duties such as traffic and patrolling, guarding of vital installations, manning of Government 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 Guards volunteers were deployed for nursing duties in the hospitals. Male Home Guards who have undergone Fire Prevention Course were deployed at Fire Stations to supplement the strength of fire staff.

The details regarding the deployment of Home Guards during the Financial Year 2022-2023, are as under:-

DEPLOYMENT OF HOME GUARD FOR ROUTINE & OPERATIONAL DUTIES


Sr. No.

Nature of duty

No. of Home Guard volunteers deployed

(a)

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

1367

(b)

Treasury/Sub- Treasury Guard duties.

89

(c)

Battalion Kot Guard duties.

73

(d)

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

620

(e)

Firemen duty in the Fire Stations/Fire Posts in the Pradesh.

671

(f)

First aid, dispenser and Nursing duty in the District Hospitals. (except Lahaul & Spiti)

108

(g)

H.P. Secretariat security duty & other duties.

115

(h)

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

139

(i)

Security duty in various Institutions, such as H.R.T.C. Barrier, temple security duty and zonal hospitals etc.

794

(j)

Jail Warder duty.

9

(k)

State Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau duty.

89

(l)

Investigation wing duty in Police Stations.

601

(m)

Tourist duty.

48

(n)

COVID-19 duty

3


DEPLOYMENT FOR  OTHER  DUTIES OF SHORT DURATION:

Sr. No

Nature of duty

No. of Home Guard volunteers deployed

(a)

Watch and Ward duty during the Vidhan Sabha Session.

120

(b)

Maintenance of law and order during Fairs & Festivals in the State. (On separate occasions)  

8297

(c)

Republic Day, Independence Day and Himachal Pradesh Day Parade.

1732

(d)

Lok Sabha/Vidhan Sabha and Panchayat Elections.

4696

(e)

Covid-19 duty

23



TRAINING:


Regular and efficacious training is the cornerstone of any organization and it is even more essential for the uniformed force. During the year 2022-23, refresher training was imparted to 3066 Home Guard Volunteers at Battalion Training Centres. 276 Home Guards were deputed for Training Instructor and Administrative duties during the refresher camps organized at the Battalion Training Centres. 384 Home Guard Volunteers were trained at Central Training Institute Sargheen and Advance Training Centre, Baggi in Junior Officers/Junior Instructor Course, Advanced Course, Disaster Relief, Physical Training, and Un-armed Combat.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

Sr.No.

Description

Number of Awareness Camps

Number of Participants

1.

Disaster Awareness Campaigns held at various panchayats, schools, colleges and other public places.

 

428

 

21]820

2.

Mock Drills held at various schools, colleges, govt. offices and other public places to generate awareness regards earthquake, fire and other natural / man made hazards. 

 

 

412

 

 

40]179

 


AWARDS:

The President of India has awarded 2 medals for distinguished services and 3 medals for meritorious services in the year 2022-23 to the following officers/employees and volunteers of Himachal Pradesh Home Guards Department:

1.    Sh. Anuj Tomar, Dy. Commandant General, State Hdqrs Shimla. (Distinguished Services Medal)

2.    Sh. Bhim Sen, Commandant, Home Guard, 5th Battalion Bilaspur. (Distinguished Services Medal)

3.    Sh. Jai Pal, Home Guard,11th Battalion Solan.(Meritorious Services Medal)

4.    Sh. Rohin Pamral, Hony. Company Commander, 2nd Battalion, Shimla. (Meritorious Services Medal)

5.    Sh. Sunil Dutt Sharma, Hony. Sr. Platoon Commander, 3rd Battalion, Shimla. (Meritorious Services Medal)

 

 

BATTALION-WISE AUTHORISED, ENROLLED & DEPLOYED STRENGTH OF HOME GUARD VOLUNTEERS:      

         

The Government of India has authorized a total number of 8000 Home Guard volunteers to this State out of which the number of authorised female Home Guards is 629 and the number of authorised male Home Guards is 7371. As on 31st   March, 2023  the Battalion wise Authorized /Enrolled /Deployed strength of Home Guards in 12 Battalions is as under:-

 

Sr.No.

Name of District Battalion

Authorized Strength

Enrolled Strength

Deployed Strength

1

1st Battalion, Kinnaur.

536

496

291

2

2nd Battalion, Shimla.

784

683

584

3

3rd Battalion, Shimla.

610

453

349

4

4th Battalion, Nahan.

658

588

459

5

5th Battalion, Bilaspur.

595

508

337

6

6th Battalion, Mandi.

876

576

488

7

7th Battalion, Kullu.

710

545

458

8

8th Battalion, Chamba.

720

610

473

9

9th Battalion, Dharamshala.

908

616

396

10

10th Battalion, Hamirpur.

503

403

250

11

11th Battalion, Solan.

597

530

384

12

12th Battalion, Una.

503

341

257

 

Total

8000

6349

4726

 

 

 

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