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Chief Minister reviews relief work

Hon’ble Chief Minister Sh.Ghulam Nabi Azad after taking over visited quake affected areas of Tangdhar, Teetwal and Uri to review the relief and rescue operation.

Hon’ble Chief Minister Sh.Ghulam Nabi Azad addressing quake affected victims at Uri

The J&K Police continued its relentless work under the guidance of Sh.Gopal Sharma DGP J&K in mitigating the sufferings of the quake affected people. The Civil Defence also on its part continued to provide relief to the victims in far flung areas of Uri,Tangdhar, Teetwal, Karnah, Kamalkote, Kandi and Lolab and distributed relief material which includes about 3000 blankets, 840 water bottles, medicines worth Rs.50,000, ration items, clothings etc. Meanwhile the regular of Homeguards/Civil Defence/Auxiliary Police contributed their one day salary amounting to Rs.4Lac to the Chief Minister’s relief fund.

Darbar move offices reopen at Jammu

All state level Govt. offices including Police Headquarter J&K and Directorate of Homeguards / Civil Defence /Auxiliary Police J&K reopened at Jammu on 7th November 2005.

Sh.Gopal Sharma DGP J&K chairing a meeting of senior officers at PHQ

On this occasion Sh. Gopal Sharma DGP J&K also took a round of various police offices including Homeguards / Civil Defence and also held a meeting with senior officers. Several important decisions pertaining to the next six months were taken in the said meeting.

Civil Defence activities revived in Kathua

In order to review the functioning of Civil Defence in Kathua, Sh. Navin Agarwal Inspector General of Police Civil Defence J&K visited Kathua on 12th November 2005. He was welcomed by the Civil Defence wardens at a function held at District Police Line Kathua.

Sh.Navin Agarwal IGP Civil Defence addressing warden at Kathua

Speaking on the occasion IGP said that public of Kathua has aptitude and capability for Civil Defence work. He also appreciated the efforts of Civil Defence volunteers who worked selflessly to provide succor to the victims of recent earthquake. He exhorted the public to undergo Civil Defence training in order to meet any natural or man made disaster effectively. In order to equip the Civil Defence with necessary requirements Sh. Agarwal distributed uniforms, badges of rank, megaphones, first aid boxes, stretchers and other Civil Defence equipment and literature among the wardens.

Sh.Gulzar Singh Slathia DIG Civil Defence Jammu, Sh.Johny William SSP, Sh.Charanjeet Singh Addl. DC and Sh.Dhian Chand Chief Warden Kathua also spoke on the occasion. Prominent among those present were Sh.T.Phunsog Commandant, Sh.S.M.Khatotra Div.Commandant HG, Sh.S.K.Sharma DAR, Sh.Mohd Majid Malik Dy.SP, Sh.Nirmal Singh Dy.Controllr Kathua.

Sh.Agarwal also inaugurated newly constructed Civil Defence building and gave direction for establishing Civil Defence Chief Warden’s office in the building. He also inspected Auxiliary Dett., Civil Defence and Homeguards offices and Stores. Later on he held the darbar of volunteer homeguards and gave on spot directions for the redressal of their grievances.

Civil Defence Scheme launched at Leh


Sh.Satish Nehru Controller Civil Defence (Dy.Commissioner) addressing during the launch of Civil Defence scheme in Leh

Leh has been formerly declared as Civil Defence town on 24th October 2005 by the controller Civil Defence (Dy.Commissioner) Sh.Satish Nehru. On this occasion a five day civil defence training camp was also started to provide basic training to the public. Sh.Alok Kumar SSP Leh, Sh.Ghulam Sarwar Chouhan S.O. to IGP Civil Defence, Sh.Wangtak I/C Dy.Controller Leh and Sh.A.H.Baigh Dy. Controller Srinagar were present on the occasion.

A demonstration was also organized on the occasion which was attended by large number of people and students who also offered themselves to enroll as civil defence volunteers.

Civil Defence wardens assist in Traffic regulation

On the request of Sh.S.A.Wattali, SSP traffic Jammu the Civil Defence volunteers offered their part time services for smooth management of traffic in Jammu city. The deployment of wardens has been made during rush hours at some congested crossings like Kachi chowni, Library chowk, Dogra chowk, Jewel Chowk, Vikram Chowk. Chief warden Sh.Jugal Mahajan, Sh.Jia Lal and Bansi Lal Gupta Divisional wardens and other senior wardens have keenly associated themselves alongwith other post wardens to assist the traffic police in making the flow of traffic in the city smooth and uninterrupted and in educating general public about proper road sense.

The Civil Defence wardens of Kathua have also offered their part time services in regulation of traffic in Kathua town. Sh.Dhian Chand Chief warden, Sh.Jagdeep Singh Post warden, Sh.A.K.Raina, Sh.Sandeep Singh sector warden, Sh.Vishal Kohli sector warden and other wardens have been performing such duties off and on at Hatlimore, College Road, Shahidi Chowk, Girls school crossing.

Civil Defence Camp during Jihri Mela

Civil Defence Camp, headed by one NGO and comprising of four Civil Defence officials, Homeguards volunteers and Civil Defence volunteers of Akhnoor was established at the Mela site w.e.f. 15th to 21st Nov.2005. During the Mela volunteers assisted the pilgrims and provided all help to them.

A bus No.JK02C- 6015 which met with an accident and fell into Cho Nallah near Jihri Mela was also rescued by Civil Defence team stationed there. Who safely rescued and shifted five injured passengers in Civil Defence ambulance to Govt. Hospital Jammu.

Civil Defence volunteers averted major fire tragedy

A team of Civil Defence headed by Dy.Chief Warden Sh.Paramjeet Kumar alongwith wardens and Civil Defence officials extinguished the fire which broke out in the house of Sh.Chander Mohan at Gandhi Nagar on 14th Nov.2005 at about 0220 hrs. Civil Defence volunteers managed to avert a major tragedy and safe the precious life and property. Public of that area appreciated the gesture of the Civil Defence.

Ten days Civil Defence training camp at Gujjar Hostel Jammu

A ten days Civil Defence camp was organized at Gujjar Hostel Idgah Road Jammu w.e.f 12th to 22nd Nov.2005. Sh.Jugal Mahajan Chief Warden was the chief guest on the occasion. Deputy Controller Civil Defence Manjit Kour, Deputy Chief warden Paramjeet Kumar,Divisional warden Jia Lal Sharma and other wardens were also present on the occasion. Forty students of the hostel underwent ten days basic training course during the camp. Eshfaq-ur-Rehman poswal was nominated as post warden for Gujjar Nagar locality on the occasion.

Promotion in Auxiliary Police/ Homeguards

During the month of November 7 Sgct (DI) have been promoted to the rank of Head constable (DI) vide Directorate Office No. 669 of 2005 Dated: 23rd Nov. 2005 and 11 constables (D.I) have been promoted to the rank of selection grade constables (DI) vide Directorate Order No. 663 of 2005 dated: 22nd Nov, 2005. The services of promoted Drill instructor will be utilized in the recently established central training institute. Moreover one ASI(M) has been promoted to the rank of SI(M) by direction office No.676 of 2005 dated 23-11-2005 and one HC(M) has been promoted to the rank of ASI(M) vide directorate office No.677 of 2005 dated 24-11-2005.

News in Brief

  • Smt.Bimla Sharma and Sh.Navneet Gupta are appointed as post wardens and Dy.Post warden respectively in Civil Defence town Sunderbani.
  • Sh.Johny William SSP Kathua chaired a meeting of Civil Defence volunteers at District Police Lines on 18th November 2005 and sought the services of Civil Defence in helping the police, especially in the traffic regulation and prevention of crime.
  • Valedictory function of Civil Defence volunteers was held at Akhnoor on 28th October 2005 for 25 volunteers who were imparted ten days Civil Defence training. Sh.Gulzar Singh Slathia DIG Civil Defence Jammu was the chief guest on the occasion. Certificates and Training allowance besides Civil Defence equipment were distributed among wardens.
  • Sh.Rajinder Kumar Civil Defence warden of Akhnoor was rewarded with a commendation certificate and cash reward for saving a person from drowning in chinab River.
  • Civil Defence Warden of Category 1 Town Jammu numbering 44 were imparted orientation course training for drill and discipline at CTI Jammu w.e.f 18 to 22nd Nov.2005


Sh.Satish Nehru Controller Civil Defence (Dy.Commissioner) Leh lighting traditional lamp on the launch of Civil Defence scheme
Sh.Gulzar Singh Slathia DIG handing over uniform to post warden Akhnoor


SSh.T.Phunsog Commandant Aux.Police 2nd Bn. Presenting certificate to a Civil Defence volunteer at Akhnoor
Sh. S.M. Khatotra Div.Commandant Jammu taking salute at the passing out parade of Homeguard volunteers at CTI Jammu


Sh.Satish Nehru Dy.Commissioner and Sh.Alok Kumar SP during the launch of Civil Defence scheme at Leh
A view of public during the launch of Civil Defence scheme at Leh


A view of Civil Defence volunteers at Kathua
Sh.Omar Nadoo chief warden Srinagar helping quake effected people at Tangdhar


Sh.Johny William SSP Kathua presenting Civil Defence equipments to a warden
Sh.Navin Agarwal IGP handing over uniform to
chief warden Kathua