Bengaluru: A couple of days after the Government mulled relieving Home Guards of service, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa has ordered continuance of services of more than 3,000 Home Guards across the State.
Chairing a progress review meeting of Home Department at his home office ‘Krishnaa’ here yesterday, Yediyurappa lauded the service of Police and Home Guards in the battle against the deadly COVID-19.
Asking the Department officials to strengthen CEN (Cyber Crime, Economic Offence and Narcotics) Police Stations in the current scenario where Cybercrimes, Economic Offences and selling of banned Narcotics (drugs) are on the rise, the CM stressed on the need for bringing about reforms in the working of the Department.
Directing the officials to continue the services of Home Guards, Yediyurappa said they can be deputed to other Departments. Also the Department may consider sending them to private organisations too, he noted.
Giving details about the Department’s preparedness for tackling monsoon, officials said that 200 SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) personnel are currently undergoing training and after training, they can be considered for deployment at all the four Divisions of the State.