Friday, Apr 19 2019 | Time 00:23 Hrs(IST)
image
  • CPI backs Diggy in Bhopal
  • 'Defamation case against Ratan Tata, other directors of Tata Sons with non-application of mind': HC
  • CPI backs Diggy in Bhopal
  • MI beat DC by 40 runs
  • Modi snatched public money to benefit few industrialists: Rahul
  • BJP expels rebels Manikrao Kokate, Bhausaheb Wackchoure for contesting against official nominees in Nashik, Shirdi
  • Suspension of cross-LoC trade will not help BJP: Mehbooba
India


Rajnath calls for revamp of Civil Defence Organisation

Rajnath calls for revamp of Civil Defence Organisation

New Delhi, Dec 6 (UNI) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday called for revamping of the Civil Defence for making the organisation more effective during disasters and peacetime.

Addressing the raising day function of Civil Defence and Home Guards here, Mr Singh said there is no doubt about the utility of the Civil Defence organisation and it has served the nation on numerous occasions earlier in times of natural and man made disasters.



“You were at the forefront in providing assistance to people during disasters”, said Mr Singh.

“But with changing times, there is a need to provide leadership role at ‘warden level’ by giving opportunities to young blood in the organisation,” he added.



The Minister advised that the Civil Defence organisation should also perform proactive role in addition to the reactive role.

“The revamp of the organisation should follow recommendations made by the Group of Ministers after the Kargil War and other Committees’ recommendation in the past with an aim to make optimum use of Civil Defence,” Mr Singh maintained.

The issue like appointment of committed wardens, establishment of dedicated training institutions and making them financially sound should also be examined.



Mr Singh asked MHA officials, state police, National Disaster Response Force to examine the role and responsibilities of volunteers of Civil Defence and Home Guards for their optimum utilisation.



The Home Minister appreciated Civil Defence and Home Guards Director General Sanjay Kumar for organising the Raising Day and Medal Investiture ceremony at the national level for the first time.

UNI AKS ADG 1831

More News

UNI NEWS DIGEST AT 2000 HOURS FOR APRIL 18, 2019

18 Apr 2019 | 8:01 PM

New Delhi : Sporadic violence; 61 plus pc voter turnout till evening in second phase of LS polls; 95 seats at stake(DIE68)
Lucknow : UP polls: 62 pc voting recorded in Ph-II, amid violation of MCC(DIE61)
Jammu : Highest 72.

see more..

India advises its nationals to observe extreme caution in Libya

18 Apr 2019 | 8:00 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (UNI) Days after violence erupted in Libya's capital Tripoli, India on Thursday assured its nationals of all assistance and advised to observe extreme caution besides stay in touch with each other in the war-torn country.

see more..
Centre shuts down LoC trade from J&K

Centre shuts down LoC trade from J&K

18 Apr 2019 | 7:58 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (UNI) Amid reports of misuse of trade roots on Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistani elements funneling illegal weapons, narcotics and fake currency, the Centre on Thursday suspended trade across Line of Control (LoC) between Jammu and Kashmir and Pak occupied Kashmir (PoK).

see more..

CSSOS launches new Officer's Club

18 Apr 2019 | 7:16 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (UNI) The Central Secretariat Services Society (CSSOS) launched its new Officer's Club here on Thursday, to provide better lifestyle and consolidate demands of the officer's society.

see more..

VP Pathak takes over as Member Railway Board

18 Apr 2019 | 7:01 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (UNI) Indian Railway Stores Service Officer of 1980 batch VP Pathak has taken over as Member (Materials Management) Railway Board.

see more..
image