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The Assam Home Guards and the Assam Civil Defence Organizations are rendering yeoman services to the people of the State since long. In all kinds of natural and manmade disasters, volunteers of the Civil Defence Organization, under the respective wardens, render their selfless services as....


P. Kumar, IPS
DGCD & CGHG, Assam


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A Brief History about

Civil Defence


Civil Defence was firstly established in India on 24th October 1941. It was enacted by Parliament on May 1968 as Civil Defence Act 27 of 1968.The policy of the Government of India till the declaration of emergency in 1962 was confined to making the States and Union Territories conscious of the need of Civil Defence measures and to ask them to keep ready Civil Defence Paper Plans for major cities and towns. 2(two) events of major significance which gave fillip to Civil Defence in India, took place since independence. The first, which reallv marked the revival of Civil Defence in the Country,

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A Brief History about

Home Guard


During the World War - II ' Home Guards ' - a Voluntary citizen Organisation for local defence was raised in the United Kingdom. In India, in December, 1946, Home guards were raised in Bombay to assist the Police in controlling civil disturbances and communal riots, on the eve of Independence of the country. 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, After Independence, the Government of Assam passed the Assam Home Guards Act, 1947.

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