MHA nods to formation of Village Defence Guards

The Kashmir Walla needs you, urgently. Only you can do it.

The Kashmir Walla plans to extensively and honestly cover — break, report, and analyze — everything that matters to you. You can help us.

Most Read This Week

In an apparent bid to revive and strengthen the erstwhile Village Defence Committees (VDCs), Ministry of Home Affairs has ordered formation of Village Defence Groups (VDGs) in Jammu and Kashmir.

In this direction, Under Secretary to the Government of India (MHA) has written a communication to Chief Secretary of J&K, informing him that the issue regarding revised scheme of village defence groups has been examined in the Ministry and a few decisions have been taken.

“The members of the Village Defence Group shall be designated as Village Defence Guard (VDG),” reads the communication.

In more vulnerable areas, the order said, persons (VI category) who shall be leading/ coordinating the VDG would be paid of Rs. 4500 per month and other persons (V2 category) who are members of these VDGs on voluntary basis will be paid a uniform rate Rs. 4000 per month.

“VDGs will function under the direction of SP/SSP of the concerned District,” the communication reads.

The revised scheme will, however, be made effective only after apprising the High Court.

“In case of vacancy, the decision to fill up the same will be taken later,” the communication reads underlining that competent authority has approved it. (GNS)

Choose a plan as per your location

Latest News

Shopian attack: Muslim neighbors take part in last rite of slain Pandit

In a span of 102 days, militants targeted the Kashmiri Pandit community again by killing a KP farmer and...

More Articles Like This