Homeguards - During World War–II Homeguards a voluntary organisation for local Defence was raised in the United Kingdom. In India on December 6 1946 Homeguards were raised in Bombay to assist in controlling Civil disturbances. In the wake of Chinese aggression of 1962 all voluntary organizations of States and Union territory were merged into one All India Homeguards which is voluntary both in concept and character.
Civil Defence in India owes its origin to the erstwhile Air Raid Precautions (ARP) Organisation raised and operated during World War-II by the Ministry of Defence to safeguard the life and property of the civilian population and also to maintain the continuity of production and economic activity of the nation during the war time... more
Jammu (J&K), December, 6th: Additional Director General of Police (Coordination), Mr. P. L. Gupta while highlighting the role of Home Guard and Civil Defence volunteers in all situations has emphasised the need for adequate preparedness to deal with various disasters and other exigencies in the State. Mr. Gupta was speaking at a function organised by Home Guards and Civil Defence Organization on 51st Raising Day here today. He recalled certain natural disasters of recent past and explained how preparation could make a huge difference in terms of casualties of precious human lives ... more
Civil Defence is one of important pillars of a vibrant society where volunteers lend their time and energy for the welfare of people and impress others by their commitment and discipline. This was said by Director General of Police (DGP), Shri Ashok Prasad, who is also Commandant General of Home Guards & Director Civil Defence, after inaugurating 6th Chief Wardens Civil Defence Conference here this morning. In the inaugural address, DGP said that Civil Defence is an important instrument of administration which can be harnessed in hour of distress ... more