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Civil Defence Force to be set up in Dakshina Kannada soon : Home Guards ADGP

Civil Defence Force to be set up in Dakshina Kannada soon : Home Guards ADGP

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Aug 24, 2016 : Home Guards and Civil Defence ADGP N Shivakumar has said that   Civil Defence Force units will be set up in Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada districts within the next five to six months as per the orders of the Union Home Ministry.

ADGP N Shivakumar


ADGP N Shivakumar


Speaking  to reporters after participating in a meeting  of Home Guards office bearers at the District Home Guards Office at Maryhill here on August 23, Tuesday, he said the units will be set up in the two districts which are considered venerable to natural calamities. The Civil Defence Force volunteers are also  trained to  fight for the nation in war situations, he said and informed that the first Civil Defence Force was established in 1962 during the Indo-Pak war.

 The highest number of Civil Defence Force units are in Kashmir while the unit in Bengaluru has 120 members, Shivakumar said.

He further informed  that the number of Home Guards which was 25000 in Karnataka, has been increased to 30,000. Even the honorarium provided to  Home Guards has been increased  from Rs 250 to Rs 325 in the state while in Bengaluru it has been increased from Rs 325 to Rs 400, the Home Guards ADGP stated.

The 14 units of Home Guards in DK  has 693 members of whom 269 are serving different departments on a daily basis, he informed.

He said the government has also agreed to pay a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of Home Guards who die while on duty while those suffering from permanent disability will get Rs 3 lakhs.

Dr Murali Mohan Chantharu, Dakshina Kannada District Home Guards Commandant,  Dr Prashanth, Home Guards Commandant of Udupi were also present.



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Eined Claera, Bangalore Wed, August-24-2016, 6:42
Service is the best as they do it with their own interest. they have to be made secured by the Government.
Vishal Baliga, Mannagudda Wed, August-24-2016, 5:34
Home guards who give service are more honest and genuine. At the Nanthoor junction as i have noticed its very difficult to control the traffic but the home guards do wonderful job.
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