Every district home guards unit
is headed by a Commandant which is an honorary post.
In addition to the ministerial staff, the Commandant
will be assisted by full time paid
instructor/instructors, asst. instructor/asst.
instructors and part-time instructors. He may also
be assisted by a Second-in-Command, an Adjutant,
Senior Divisional Commander and Staff officers for
the several specific areas of functions.
Mode of Appointment:
Commandant: He will be appointed by the
Government on the recommendation of the Commandant
Appointment to the
posts of Second- in Command, Adjutant, District
Quarter Master And Staff Officers: Shall be made by
Commandant General either by direct appointment or
by promotion from among the Home Guards.
The Commandants may appoint
local citizens who are fit and willing to serve as
of Home Guards:
No person shall be appointed
as a member of the Home Guards:
- Unless he has attained the
age of 20 years and has not completed the age of
- Unless he has passed at
least the fourth standard examination in any
- Unless he has been medically
examined in accordance with the directions of
- Unless he has been
- Unless he makes a
declaration in Form D'.
- Unless he makes and
subscribes in the presence of the Commandant or
an officer authorized by him a pledge in Form
B'; The process involved in the Enrollment of
Home Guards is broadly classified into the
following four stages:
>> Medical Examination.
Awards are granted in
recognition of remarkable good work or work of
outstanding nature in saving lives, protection
of property, assistance In maintenance of Law
and Order & devotion to duty, individually or
collectively by members of Home Guards.
All Home Guards are
eligible for the following honors & decorations:
- Chief Minister Medal.
- President Medal.
- Prime Ministers Medal for life saving.
- Jeevan Raksha Padak.
- Director General Civil Defense Commendation Certificate.