About Home Guards Organization

Home Guards Organisation is a Voluntary Organisation for local defence was raised in the United Kingdom. In India, in 6th December 1946, Home Guards were raised in Bombay to assist the Police in controlling Civil disturbances and communal riots. 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 such as Paranti Raksha Dal, West Bengal Village block and Civic Guards.

In the wake of Chinese Aggression in 1962, the Centre advised the States and Union Territories to merge their existing voluntary organisations into one all - India force known as 'Home Guards' which would be voluntary both in concept and character.