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Commandant General HG/CD & SDRF J&K visits South and North Kashmir-Reviews Trainings & Rewards Sadhna Rescue Team


Srinagar (J&K), January, 12th: As a part of special drive launched for Capacity Building of the SDRF personnel to deal with various kinds of Disaster situations and to help the public in need, special training programmes have been launched at various locations. Training in basic avalanche rescue has been tied up with Jahawar Institute of Mountaineering, Pahalgam where first batch of 50 SDRF personnel are under training at Aru, Pahalgam.

Shri Dilbag Singh, IPS Commandant General HG/CD & SDRF J&K accompanied by Shri Javid Hassan Bhat, SSP Director Homeguard Kashmir, Shri Bashir Ahmed Sofi, Commandant SDRF-1st Bn Srinagar and Shri Suneel Raj SSP, SO to Commandant General HG/CD & SDRF J&K took a review of the ongoing training and rescue preparedness programmes in South and North Kashmir w.e.f. 09-01-2018 to 11-01-2018. During visit of Commandant General to Kupwara and Baramulla, training programmes were reviewed alongwith district SSsP of Kupwara and Baramulla. The SDRF team which participated in rescue/casualty evacuation operation at Sadhna Pass was awarded with Rs.10000/- with commendation certificate to boost their morale. The SDRF personnel are exhibiting keen interest in training programmes aimed at their skill development/ enhancement in various disaster management activities. Two such courses have been recently conducted by High Altitude Warfare School of Army at Gulmarg wherein 50 SDRF personnel were trained in Mountain Rescue.

Homeguard personnel under training at South and North Kashmir regions put up a request for better remuneration and continued employability as per the recent directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court. They were informed that their matter is under consideration with the competent authorities.

The officers and other ranks of SDRF were complimented for good work and were urged to involve themselves in all trainings to enable them to perform their duties more effectively and professionally. They reported lack of availability of certain rescue equipments to which they were assured that all required equipments would be procured and provided to them in shortest possible time.