Home guards crucial to strengthen security

Jaipur: The state government will soon notify subordinate service rules in the Home Guards department, which will pave way for new recruitments for youth and departmental promotions will also take place easily, said CM Ashok Gehlot.

He added that till date subordinate service rules of Home Guards department have not been made since its formation in 1962, due to which there are hindrances in recruitment of permanent subordinate personnel.

He was addressing the 57th Foundation Day of Home Guards at Home Guards Central Training Institute at Fatehpura (Begas) on Friday. CM said, home guards have played important role in strengthening internal security with their working efficiency and capacity. Their role is important in maintaining law and order and in controlling crime. CM added, “State government will extend all possible assistance in strengthening and providing resources to the department.”

Gehlot said volunteers of Home Guards assist police in protecting citizens and public properties and government will maintain their honour similar to police. He added, “The Home Guards department does not have its own directorate building and our government allotted a plot of 1250 square metres free of cost at Vidyadhar Nagar in Jaipur and also allotted approximately Rs11 crore for building construction.”

Recently the state government had announced to enroll 2,500 home guards volunteers in the department and the entire process will be done online, the CM said.