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Regional Conference of High Powered Committee of Civil Defence


Director General of Police Sh. Gopal Sharma inaugurating the Regional conference of High Power Committee called for strengthening disaster management mechanism to minimize the adverse effects of calamities on mankind. He made a special mention of the role played by various agencies especially the J&K Police and Civil Defence during the Snow Tsunami and Earthquake in J&K. On this occasion, DGP also launched the Website of Civil Defence which is available on www.jkcivildefence.org.

Sh.Gopal Sharma DGP J&K addressing Regional Conference of High Power Committee at Police Headquarter Jammu
Sh. K.M. Singh, Member NDMA,Chairman HPC of Civil Defence & Sh.Navin Agarwal IGP Civil Defence J&K during Regional Conference of HPC

Addressing the Conference Sh. K.M. Singh, Member, NDMA and Chairman, HPC of Civil Defence, said that the conference would have threadbare discussions on disaster management, and due cognizance would be given to the recommendations suggested by the State Governments for making the authority effective in tackling the challenges. Earlier, Inspector General of Police Civil Defence Sh. Navin Agarwal in his welcome address threw light on the aims and objectives of the Conference and said that recommendations of these conferences will be put before the NDMA headed by Hon'ble Prime Minister and Union Home Minister.

In the day long conference the members of HPC who spoke included Director Civil Defence Karnatka, Sh. R.Sri Kumar Director Civil Defence Maharashtra Sh.P.K.B.Chakravorty Director Civil Defence Meghalay Sh.B.K.Dey, Jt.Sec.MHA Sh.V.P.Saxena, Brigd.K.D.Malhotra, Prof. Santosh Kumar of NIDM, ADGP Civil Defence, Haryana Sh. Malhi, Dy.Commandant, HomeGuards, Shimla(HP) Sh. B.S Paul, Div. Comdt. Home Guards, Punjab, Sh. K.S Ghuman, Superintendent DC's Office Chandigrah (UT), Mr R.K Parashar and other members.Among others present on the occasion were ADGP Hqrs. Sh. R.V. Raju, Sh. GuIzar Singh Slathia, DIG, Sh.T.Phunsog CO Aux.Police 2nd Bn., Sh. S.M Khatotra Div.Comdt. Homeguards Jammu,Sh.Amjad Mirza SSP, Sh. Ghulam Sarwar Chouhan SO to IGP Home Guards/Civil Defence J&K, Sh.Vijay Kumar SP, Sh.R.K.Bhat SP, Smt.Manjit Kour Dy.SP,Sh. Mohammad Majid Malik Dy. SP and others.


 


Auxiliary Police celebrated its Raising Day

Sh.Gopal Sharma DGP J&K taking the salute on the occasion of Raising day at Aux.Police 2nd Bn. Jammu

The Raising day of J&K Aux. Police was held at Auxiliary Police Lines 2nd Bn. Jammu. Sh. Gopal Sharma DGP J&K who was the chief guest on the occasion. He envisioned greater role for auxiliary police in supplementing efforts to provide respite to the public at the hour of need. DGP said that the auxiliary police would be modernized and fully equipped on the pattern of other wings of the state police.He said that auxiliary police has to play an important role particularly in disaster management, adding that JKP would be provided specific trainings in disaster management by launching special training programmes at all district headquarters in the state by Civil Defence organizations. He said every effort would be made to better the career prospects of the auxiliary police personnel. Complementing the Civil Defence teams and officers & jawans of JKP for their role during the recent earthquake in the state and hoped that all ranks will continue to display the same spirit in future as well.

Earlier the Inspector General of Police, HG/CD & Aux. Police, Sh. Navin Agarwal in his welcome address, threw light on the achievements of auxiliary police since its inception in the state in 1989 and also dwelt on the programme already launched in the Organisation. He said that more companies need to be raised in the auxiliary police battalions and also favoured enhancement in the remuneration of homeguard volunteers. Among others present on the occasion were ADGsP, Sh.P S Gill, Sh. Madan Lal, IGsP, Dr. S.P.Vaid , Sh. S.S.Bijral, Sh.A.R. Khan, DIGs of Police, Mr S.M.Sahai, Raja Ajaz Ali, Sh.M. A Shah, Mr GuIzar Singh Salathia and Commandants of various Jammu based battalions.


 

 

Fire Tragedy

Homeguards/ Civil Defence Volunteers averted a major fire tragedy in Maha Maya Mata Forest area near Rajiv Basti on 16th April 2006 during night hours. On getting message Civil Defence team headed by Dy. Chief Warden Shri Paramjeet Kumar, other wardens Shri J.L. Sharma, Shri Shashi Kohli, number of other Civil Defence volunteers and VHGs who were undergoing training at CTI Jammu brought fire under control besides other agencies like fire and emergency services, police & public.Shri S.M. Khatotra, Div. Comdt. Homeguards, Shri Mohd Taj Area Commander Homeguards, Ms. Manjeet Kour, Deputy Controller Civil Defence, supervised the rescue and fire control operation.


 


IGP Visits Civil Defence Town Kathua

Shri. Navin Agarwal IGP HG/ CD & Aux. Police, J&K visited Civil Defence Town Kathua on 17th April 2006 to review the functioning of Homeguards and Civil Defence in the Town. IGP inspected Area Commander Homeguards Office, Civil Defence Control Room, Stores and gave instructions for the early installation of the exchange. He also interacted with Civil Defence Wardens who requested for provision of facilities at par with Civil Defence Town Jammu. They also made IGP aware about the duties performed by wardens in the town. IGP assured them that similar facilities will be provided in near future. Wardens who interacted with IGP were Shri Dhian Chand, Chief Warden, Shri Sushil Gupta, Shri Surjeet Singh Jamwal. Nirmal Singh Dy SP Area Commander Homeguards Kathua was also present.


 


Meeting with representatives of oil companies

Sh.Navin Agarwal IGP Civil Defence J&K Jammu chaired a meeting on imparting training in disaster management to employees of HPCL, IOC, BPCL & people residing in the vicinity of petrol pumps in Jammu town. Meeting was attended by Sh.Y.P. Aithmian Dy.Manager (ops) IOC, Sh.Sarbjeet Singh depot I/c HPCL, Sh.Deeraj Malik Dy.Manager (R.S) IOC, Sh.Rajesh Sharma Asst.Manager (Sales) BP, besides Sh.Gh.Sarwar Chouhan Staff officer to IGP HG/CD & Aux. Police J&K and Smt.Manjeet Kour Dy.Controller Civil Defence Jammu. During the meeting representatives of these oil companies requested for imparting training to its employees. IGP assured them that shortly a training programme will be started.


 

Inauguration of MToffice/ MT yard by Sh. Navin Agarwal IGP HG/CD & Aux. Police

In an impressive but simple function Sh.Navin Agarwal IGP HG/CD & Aux Police J&K inaugurated transport workshop on 26th April 2006 at Auxiliary Police Line 2nd Bn. Jammu. The workshop first of its kind in J&K Police came up with personal efforts of IGP within short span of time, which has parking capacity of 26 vehicles at a time. The spacious workshop include MT Store, MT office, Driver Room and a workshop. Efforts are on to fully equip the workshop with necessary spare parts, tools & skilled persons. On the occasion Sh.Devi Dass Gorkha Executive Engg. PHC besides officers of Homeguards/ Civil Defence & Aux. Police including Sh. T. Phunsog Comdt. Aux. Police 2nd Bn., Sh.S.M.Khatotra Div.Comdt. Homeguards, Sh.Gh.Sarwar chouhan S.O to IGP HG/CD & Aux.Police, Sh.R.K.Bhat SP, Sh.T.R. Rana Dy.SP, Smt. Manjit Kour Dy. Controller, Sh.Mohd Majid Malik Dy.SP S.O to DIG HG/CD & Aux. Police Jammu, Sh. P.D.Sharma Dy. SP, Sh.K.K.Sharma Dy.SP, Sh. Mohd Taj Area Commander Homeguards & other PHC & Aux. Police personnel.


 

Disaster Management training to J&K Police Personnel

Sh. R.V.Raju ADGP HQ delivering his inaugural address at DPL Border

A six days training programme on Rescue operation & Disaster management for police personnel of police district Border and Jammu was inaugurated by Sh.R.V.Raju ADGP PHQ J&K at District Police Line Border on 27th April 2006. This training course is especially designed for police personnel of J&K to get proper skills in mitigating any disaster effectively.

Sh.R.V.Raju in his opening remarks expressed his happiness in inaugurating the training programme and said that this training courses will help to prepare a core group of police personnel for facing disaster bravely and effectively. He advised that all police personnel between the age of 18 -40 years must undergo such trainings and some of them should also be sent for further training. He further stated that Hon’ble Chief Minister J&K Sh.Gh.Nabi Azad was assured that a core group of police personnel will be formed in each district.

Earlier Sh.Navin Agarwal IGP Civil Defence J&K formally welcomed the chief guest, other dignitaries and stated that this training program is the first programme of series of such programme in all district of J&K. In case of any disaster public expectation from police personnel, are high. He said that this training module will focus on rescue operation, first aid, fire fighting, self protection, waterman ship etc. Sh. Parminder Singh SSP Border thanked Sh. Navin Agarwal IGP Civil Defence J&K for starting the training programme from his district and expressed hope that trainees will take full benefit from the experience of trainers and will prove asset for the department.

On the occasion a civil defence demonstration was given by the staff and trainees of CTI Jammu the running commentary of which was given by Sh.Paramjit Kumar. The training is organized by Sh.Mohd Majid Malik Dy.SP Pricipal CTI Jammu. Prominent among those present were Sh.Gulzar Singh Slathia DIG HG/CD Jammu, Sh.T.Phunsog CO Aux. Police 2nd Bn. Jammu, Sh.S.M. Khatotra SSP, Sh.Sarwar Chouhan SSP, Sh. Rajeshwar SP, Ms. Nisha Nathyal SP DAR Border, Sh.T.R.Rana Dy.SP, Sh.P.D. Sharma Dy.SP, Smt. Manjeet Kour Dy.SP, Sh. K. K. Sharma Dy.SP, Sh. Mohd Taj Dy.SP besides the police personnel of border and staff of CTI Jammu.


 

IGP Civil Defense held meeting with B.B.I.A.

Sh.Navin Agarwal IGP Civil Defence chairing a meeting of BBIA on Disaster management at Bari-Brahmana Jammu

 

Sh Navin Agarwal IGP Civil Defence & alongwith officers of Civil Defence held a meeting cum awareness programme on Disaster Management with Bari Brahamana Industries Association (B.B.I.A) and J&K SIDCO in BBIA Bhawan, Baribrahmana on 27th April 2006.Sh. Agarwal stated that their first step would be to integrate the disaster plans of various industrial units and prepare one plan for the whole of Bari brahmana area. The primary concern is to keep people safe and prepare them to collectively respond to any disaster. For this a Civil Defense Post is created in the area and training camp will be held shortly, With a aim to train at latest 300 people in disaster management. Sh.Gulzar Singh Slathla, DIG Civil Defence Jammu also spoke on the occasion.

The Proceedings and vote of thanks was conducted by Sh. Sanjay Mehra General Secretary of BBIA and the others who spoke on the occasion were Sh. Lalit Mahajan, Vice President BBIA, Sh.R.K Kotwal, Sr.Manager SIDCO, Sh.Riaz Ahmed Dar, Estate Manager SIDCO. The visiting Officers also answered various queries of the entrepreneurs.


 

News in Brief

  • Eighty Six Homeguards volunteers who underwent special training course at CTI Jammu passed out successfully. Div. Comdt. HGs Sh.S.M. Khatotra, SSP was the chief guest on the occasion.

 


 

 

Sh.Gopal Sharma DGP J&K inspecting raising day parade of Aux.Police at Jammu

Sh.Gopal Sharma DGP J&K addressing raising day parade at Jammu

 

A view of Regional Conference of High Power Committee at PHQ Jammu

Civil Defence instructor imparting training to civil defence volunteers at CD town Anantnag

 

Sh.S.M.Khatotra Div.Comdt.HG presenting certificate during passing out parade at CTI Jammu

Sh. Jugal Mahajan Chief warden Jammu educating newly enrolled civil defence volunteers about the importance of Civil defence

 

Senior officer and trainees witnessing civil defence demonstration at DPL Police district Border Jammu