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Central Training Institute of Homeguards & Civil Defence
Jammu & Kashmir



Training is an integral part of Homeguards and Civil Defence organisation. To cater the need of Homeguards and Civil Defence volunteer training Central Training Institute has been established one in Jammu and one in Kashmir. The Jammu & Kashmir Central Training Institute of Homeguards & Civil Defence came into existence with a view to provide training to the Homeguards & Civil Defence volunteers. The overriding objective is to create high quality manpower for manning disasters effectively and reaching out to the affected populace during any eventuality. The role of Homeguards & Civil Defence have assumed greater significance in view of the frequent disasters. Homeguards volunteers are given basic training in drill with and without arms, weapon training, fire discipline, crowd control, field craft, patrolling, map reading and Civil Defence training including fire fighting, rescue, first-aid, flood relief etc. The Institute in the recent past organised training on “Rescue operation and Disaster management” for wardens of CD town Jammu in which resource persons from various Govt. Deptt., PSUs and Pvt. Enterprises gave presentations and delivered lectures.

The training programme for Homeguards can be classified into four broad categories:

  1. Basic Training : 35days training in the first year of Joining including 10days camp training
  2. Refresher Training : In the 2nd year of Joining including 08days camp training
  3. Advance Training
  4. Leadership Training : 21 days training for section & platoon Commdr. 30 days for company commanders


Training for Civil Defence volunteers

Orientation Course training in drill and discipline for Civil Defence wardens/volunteers


CTI Role in Disaster Management

At state level CTI have been designated as the Nodal training centre for incident management. It provides two-tier training:-

  1. Training to trainers who shall mobilized further training.
  2. Maximum number of Civil Defence wardens, volunteers and citizens to be trained by the trainer
  3. Training of specialized search and rescue teams (a multi disciplinary team) constituted of Police, Homeguards, PHE, F&E, Health, PWD, RDD, PDD, Municipality Corporation.


Off-camps training:

CTI instructors also conduct number of Civil Defence basic training for Civil Defence volunteers/orientation programme to Civil Defence volunteers in various Civil Defence towns both in Jammu & Kashmir.


Demonstration/Mock Exercises

In order to create awareness among general masses and to check response time, CTI instructors alongwith Civil Defence volunteers organize demonstration/mock exercises in various CD towns.


Infrastructural upgradation

Initiatives have been taken to strengthen infrastructure both at Srinagar and Jammu. Efforts are on to acquire land for the construction of full fledged central training institute Jammu/Kashmir comprising of administrative complex, residential accommodation for instructors and hostel complex for trainees. In order to strengthen it further trained instructors are posted in the CTI for imparting training to the volunteers. Besides guest lecturer are invited to share their expertise about the disaster management.

To view the Tentative Training Programme for Central Training Institute Jammu/ Kashmir for the year 2019-20 please click here