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.
The Home Guards Organisation was started in Goa in the year 1967, under the Goa Police Department. The Home Guards Organisation was established in a full-fledged manner in the year 1981 under I.G.P./ Ex-Officio Commandant General Home Guards and Director Defence.