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Civil Defence

Civil Defence measures are designed to deal with immediate emergency conditions, protect the public and restore vital services and facilities that have been destroyed or damaged by disaster.




Major Tasks of Civil Defence

  1. To make sure that the public is warned of danger and provided with instructions on how to avoid hazards.
  2. Advice people to protect themselves by either evacuating the area or remain and take shelter.
  3. Organizing immediate relief to the survivors.
  4. Support emergency services
    • Rescue operations
    • Firefighting
    • Law enforcement
    • Medical care
    • Public works repair
    • Provision of voluntary Food, Shelter and Clothing.
  5. Assist in recovery operations
    • Clearance of Debris
    • Restoring utility services
    • Managing relocations centers

Training institutes of Civil Defence in India

NCDC, Nagpur Training Institue, Hyderabad Training Institute, Guwahati Central Civil Defence Training Institute, Chandigarh Training Institute, Delhi Training Institute, Jaipur Training Institute, Lucknow Training Institute,Panchkula Training Institute, Simla Training Institute, Bangalore Training Institute, Ahmedabad Civil Defence Staff College - Maneekiji Technical Centre Training Institute, Jabalpur Training Institute, Agartala Training Institute, Kolkata Training Institute,Gangtok Training Institute, Shillong Training Institute,Jammu and Kashmir. Directorate of Civil Defence & Home Guards, Kohima, Nagaland

Civil Defence training institutes in India


National Civil Defence College

Principal - Civil Defence & Emergency Relief, Training Institute, Hyderabad

The Commandant - Combined Civil Defence and Home Guards Training Institute, Delhi

The Commandant - Combined Civil Defence and Home Guards Training Institute,Government of Haryana, Sector-9, Panchkula

The Commandant - Combined Civil Defence and Home Guards Training Institute Government of Himachal Pradesh, Junga District, Simla-173 216, H. P.

The Commandant - Combined Civil Defence and Home Guards Training Institute, No. 1 & 2 Annaswamy Mudaliar Road, Bangalore, Karnataka.

The Commandant - Combined Civil Defence and Home Guards Training Institute, Ahmedabad-380 001, Gujrat.

Commandant & Senior Staff Officer (Trg.) - Civil Defence Staff College - Maneekiji Technical Centre, Cross Maidan, Dhobi Talao, Mumbai-400 020, Maharashtra.

The Commandant - Combined Civil Defence and Home Guards Training Institute, Jabalpur- 482 005, Madhya Pradesh

The Commandant - Combined Civil Defence and Home Guards Training Institute, Arunbdhutinagar, Agartala-799 003, Tripura

The Commandant - Central Civil Defence Training Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal

The Commandant, Combined Civil Defence and Home Guards Training Institute, Government of Sikkim, Home Guards Office, Development Area, Gangtok.-737 101, East Sikkim.


Volunteers are the Backbone of Civil Defence

Civil Defence is primarily organised on voluntary basis except for a small nucleus of paid staff and establishment which is augmented during emergencies.

The present target of Civil Defence volunteers is 12.49 lakhs, out of which 6.0 lakhs have already been raised and 4.8 lakhs have been trained. These volunteers are administered and trained by 68 Deputy Controllers, 17 Medical Officers and 503 Nos. of C. D. Instructors, which are full time paid posts.

Although the Civil Defence Act 1968 is applicable throughout the country, the organisation is only raised in such areas and zones which are tactically and strategically considered vulnerable from enemy attack points of view.

At present, Civil Defence activities are restricted to 225 categorised towns spread over 35 States/Union Territories.

 

Activities of Civil Defence Volunteers

Apart from intensive training and demonstration of Civil Defence measures during peace time, Civil Defence volunteers are deployed, on voluntary basis, in various constructive and nation building activities. This includes for example the assistance to the administration in relief and rescue work during natural calamities like floods, earthquakes, cyclones and droughts by the State Government/Union Territories.

Civil Defence training is conducted in the country on a three tier concept, i.e., local/town level, at state level and at National level. The National Civil Defence College, Nagpur - a subordinate training establishment of the Ministry - conducts basic and advanced courses in Civil Defence and Disaster Relief Management.

For 2012 NCDC has projected 25 courses. Since the inception of the college in 1957, NCDC trained 35,930 trainees including 8 foreign students.

 


 

 

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