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I am very happy to welcome you to the website of the Directorate General of Home Guards & Civil Defence, Delhi.

Home Guards, which is a voluntary citizens Organisation for local defence, was raised in the United Kingdom during World War-II. In India, Home Guards were raised in Bombay in December, 1946 to assist the Police in controlling civil disturbances and communal riots.

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Sh. S.K Kain

Subsequently, this concept of a voluntary citizens force as auxiliary to the Police for maintenance of law and order and for meeting emergencies like floods, fires, famines etc. was adopted by several other States. During Chinese aggression in 1962, the Centre advised the States and Union Territories to merge their existing voluntary organisations into one all-India force known as ”HOME GUARDS” which would be voluntary both in concept and character.

Till 1962, the policy of the Government of India was confined to making the States & Union Territories conscious of the need for Civil Defence measures and to ask them to keep ready Civil Defence Paper Plans for major cities and towns. The Chinese aggression in November, 1962 and Indo-Pak conflict in 1965 led to considerable re-thinking about the policy and scope of Civil Defence. The Civil Defence in its present form was evolved at that time. During Pakistani aggression in 1971, the Civil Defence organisation performed yeomen service. Since then, there has been a constant effort to expand its services and improve the same keeping in mind the emerging threat perceptions.

Our motto is “NISHKAM SEWA” i.e. “Selfless Service”. We need the cooperation of each and every citizen of Delhi to make our organisation strong and vibrant enough to serve the Society during peacetime and during emergencies & natural calamities. I am sure anyone joining us would have the satisfaction that he has contributed his bit to the service of humanity.

   
 
   
 
     
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