Entire process will be done online
Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot said that till date subordinate service rules of home guards department have not been made since the formation of department in 1962, due to which there are hindrances in recruitment of permanent subordinate personnel. The state government will soon notify subordinate service rules in the department, which will pave way for new recruitments for youth and departmental promotions will also take place easily, he added.
He was addressing the function of 57th Foundation Day of Home Guards at Home Guards Central Training Institute at Fatehpura (Begas) on Friday. He said home guards have played important role in strengthening internal security with their working efficiency and working capacity. Their role is important in maintaining law and order and in controlling crime. Chief Minister said, "The state government will extend all possible assistance in strengthening and providing resources to Home Guards department."
Shri Gehlot said volunteers of Home Guards assist police in protecting citizens and public properties and government will maintain their honour similar to police. He said, "The Home Guards department does not have its own directorate building and our government allotted a plot of 1250 square metres free of cost at Vidyadhar Nagar in Jaipur and also allotted approximately Rs 11 crore for construction of its building." Recently the state government had announced to enroll 2500 home guards volunteers in the department and the entire process will be done online, he said.
Agriculture Minister Shri Lalchand Kataria said that the younger generation gets inspiration from home guards volunteers to work with dedication. The home guards have important contribution in security of the country and state. Minister of State for Home Guards and Civil Defence Shri Bhajan Lal Jatav said that home guards have been included police modernization scheme, which will strengthen the department. Along with the state government will make efforts to speed up the process of promotion in the department, he said.
Home department's Additional Chief Secretary Rajeeva Swarup said that Chief Minister is making efforts to strengthen the department and it is because of him that the building of home guards directorate is going to be built. He said many welfare steps have been taken for the volunteers.
In the inaugural address, Home Guards, Director General Shri Rajeev Kumar Dasot said that in the history of 57 years from the foundation of home guards till date, this is the for the first time that any Chief Minister has inspected Guard of Honour on Home Guards Foundation Day. Prior to this, Chief Minister inspected the parade of approximately 200 home guard volunteers from different areas. Shri Gehlot took salute of six troops including a troop of woman volunteers led by parade commander Pradeep Sethi.
Chief Minister in the function gave certificates to Commandant Smt. Swati Sharma, Deputy Commandant Smt. Suman Dhaka, Shri Jabar Singh, Company Commander Shri Ram Singh Meena, Platoon Commander Shri Jeevraj Singh, Head Constable Shri Bhaum Singh, home guards volunteer Shri Revant Singh, Shri Kamlendra Singh, Shri Suraj Kalyan, Shri Naresh Kumar and Shri Parvindra Kumar for their commendable works. Shri Gehlot also met the local residents present at the function.
Central Training Institute director Shri Brajraj Singh gave vote of thanks. On this occasion, Revenue Minister Shri Harish Choudhary, Minister of State for Motor Garage Shri Rajendra Yadav, MLA Smt. Ganga Devi, Shir Rafeek Khan, Jila Pramukh Shri Moolchand Meena, Director General Jail Shri NRK Reddy, Jaipur District Collector Shri Jogaram and police department senior officers, home guards volunteers and general public were present.