Syllabi of Home Guards

(a) Basic Training

(i) Urban Home Guards

Sl. No. Subject Periods ( 45 minutes each)
1 2 3
1. P.T. 12
2. Unarmed Combat 6
3. Drill without Arms
Drill with Arms.
40
4. Weapon Training 20
5. Fire Discipline 2
6. Lathi Drill 10
7. Crowd Control
Traffic Control
5
8. Field Craft 4
9. Guard Duties 2
10. Patrolling 6
11. Message Writing 1
12. Duties and responsibilities relating to law and order aspects 16
13. Route marches 6
  Total 130
Civil defence training
Fire Fighting
Rescue
First Aid
ARP measures
Flood relief in areas liable to floods
40 periods
170 periods to be completed with minimum of 35 days. Number of days may be extended depending on local arrangement.
Plus Camp training : 10 days.

(ii) Rural Home Guards

Sl. No. Subject Duration/Periods ( 34 ½ working days 276 periods of 45 minutes each)
1 2 3
1. P.T. 20
2. Unarmed Combat 16
3. Drill without Arms
Drill with Arms.
70
4. Weapon Training 40 ( including Range firing)
5. Crowd Control – Lathi Drill 25
6. Guard Duties/Patrolling 10
7. Field Craft 8 (including exercises)
8. Map reading 5
9. Message Writing 2
10. Duties and responsibilities relating to law and order aspects 30
11. Route marches 6
12. Village Resistance Group 10
13. Ceremonial parades-Passing out parade 10
14. Civil Defence Subjects
Fire Fighting, Rescue, Flood Relief in areas liable to floods, First Aid, Principle of Civil Defence.
24
  Total 276 periods.

(iii) Women Home Guard

        The training of the Women Urban Home Guards should be broadly inline with the training suggested, for men and only a few items such as, Bayonet Training, Weapon Training, Field Craft, Lathi Drill etc., may be omitted.