Delhi CM for greater role for home guards in security scenario

Last Updated: Monday, December 6, 2010 - 21:38

New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday asked Delhi Home Guards to play a greater role in the overall security scenario and sought enhanced training for them to meet growing challenges.

Complimenting the force for its role during the CWG,
she said city government was considering enhancing the minimum
wages of the personnel.

Addressing the 64th Raising Day celebration of Home
Guards and Civil Defence, she said the force played an
important role during Commonwealth Games along with police and
other security agencies to ensure discipline and fool proof
security.

In order to prepare for the ever increasing challenges
of the complex security scenario, several training programmes
such as community policing, traffic management and disaster
management related training programmes have been conducted by
the Central Training Institute of the force, she added.

Dikshit said Home Guards on many occasions work under
a lot of strain and in adverse circumstances and it was
necessary that they were suitably trained and well equipped to
deal with all demanding situations.

She also distributed President`s Medal to brave Home
Guards.

Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta, Principal Secretary
(Home) G S Patnaik and Director General of Home Guards & Civil
Defence A S Khan were also present on the occasion.

PTI



First Published: Monday, December 6, 2010 - 21:38
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