To make the Civil Defence and Home Guards organization the best friend of the citizens in the State.
To raise and train Civil Defence and Home Guards volunteers to help the police and the administration to meet the challenges of law and order as well as emergencies arising out of man made or natural disasters, besides administering and further strengthening the ASRF & AISF battalions so that they can deliver the best services at all times.
'Civil Defence' includes any measures, not amounting to actual combat, for affording protection to any person, property, place or thing in India or any part of the territory thereof against any hostile attack, whether from air, land, sea or other places, or for depriving any such attack of the whole for part of its effect, whether such measures are taken before, during at or after the time of such attack.
Civil Defence is the defence of the people, by the people and for the people. It is not the defence by the military as some may understand. Civil Defence is the measure adopted by the civilian population, Government, Local Self-bodies, Voluntary agencies, NGO's etc. during the war to minimize the effect of enemy action on men and its armed force to win the war in battle fields. In fact the scope has touched such a magnitude that Civil Defence is regarded as the Fourth Arm besides, Army, Navy and Air Force.
The service of Civil Defence is voluntary. Well educated citizens, social workers, professionals like Doctors, Nurses, Lawyers, Businessmen, Engineers, Teachers, etc., who are willing to do voluntary social service, are enlisted in Civil Defence Corps for manning various services of the organization. The normal tenure for them is three-years. Central and State Government employees can also become members of the Civil Defence Corps. NCC cadets and school students are also given Civil Defence training.
Both Men and Women are eligible for appointment to the Corps.
A person shall not be entitled to be appointed to the Corps, unless, he is found physically fit and mentally alert.
A member of the Corps shall ordinarily serve in a voluntary capacity for a period three of years. The tenure can be extended till such a period the member is willing to serve and fit to continue.
A person when enrolled is issued a membership certificate. He/She shall have to undergo Civil Defence Basic Training for a period of seven days. On successful completion of the Basic Training, a member is issued Identity Card duly signed by the Competent Authority. The members are entitled to get out of pocket allowances for attending training and call-outs on emergency duties.
The directorate of Home Guards & Civil Defence has been in the center of various Centre of various Central Govt. modernization scheme to modernize Home Guards & Civil Defence volunteers
|1.||Weaponry :||Sophisticated weapons like SLR, AK-47 Carbine, Machine Gun & other Light weapons will be purchased soon.|
|2||Computers||Computers introduced in office for smooth functioning of work and to keep records properly.|
|3||Vehicles||New vehicles are introduced for multiple tasks|
|4||Construction||Modern buildings are coming up for staff and other ranks|
|5||Civil Defence||Training of the Personnel of Civil Defence by deputing them to CD College Nagpur|
|6||Collapsible Structure Search & Rescue||Voluntarily courses on DRM & Search and Rescue courses|
|7||CSSR Equipments||CSSR equipments are purchased for rescue at the time of emergency like floods, earthquakes etc.|
|8||Inflatable Lighting tower||Inflatable lighting tower are procured for use at the time of emergency for rescue Disasters|
|9||OBM Boats||Purchase OBM boats to rescue the marooned people at the time of flood and to distribute food items etc to the flood victims|