The Village Defence Guards Scheme, or VDGS, is a defence-related program that was just recently introduced for the state of Jammu & Kashmir. This program was also introduced at the same time as other Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav initiatives, with the primary objective of enhancing security in Jammu’s border regions.
On August 14th, a defence-related initiative was launched for the state of Jammu & Kashmir. This campaign was launched concurrently with the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to improve security in Jammu’s border regions. The village defence card, according to the authorities, will be burdened with the obligation of preserving communal installations and infrastructure facilities inside the bounds of their village.
This program was previously known as the Village Defense Committee, and it incorporated the Indian Army and the Police in offering training to volunteers from villages. VDCs were handed guns, which they used to defend their communities against acts of terrorism and other terrorist-related actions, with a concentration on safeguarding the most vulnerable villages in Jammu’s mountainous regions.
Scheme Name: Village Defence Guards Scheme Started by: Central Government Objective: Provide self-protection and security in villages near the border Beneficiaries: Citizens of Jammu Kashmir Job Type: Paid
The goal of this squad is to gather a small number of volunteers from among the armed citizens in the villages, particularly in the border regions and the interior regions of the Jammu division. The major objective of this monarch will be to safeguard and watch such border communities throughout the day and at night by raising volunteer guards to undertake this service.
To promote self-defence, ensure the safety and security of these villages, the infrastructure installations in and around them, and regulate trans-border movement,. The Village Defence Guards would be in charge of safeguarding community installations and infrastructure inside their village, as well as conducting night and day patrols.
This group is made up of segments of no more than 15 in a single group that will patrol during the day and night for a certain region exclusively. VDGs will be divided into two groups. The new group will be called the “Village Defence Group,” and it will be overseen by a former Army commander.
The district administration will carefully choose a candidate from the list of applications provided by the group members, who will provide their time and energy as pure volunteers. Village Chowkidars and Lumberdars will assist Village Defence Groups in “vulnerable regions.”
This initiative will be open to ex-servicemen and ex-police officers from the community. Able-bodied young men who are proficient in the use of weaponry and ammunition and are willing to contribute to the community’s welfare and the village’s security.
The responsible authority has not published a similar application process for the Village Defence Guards Scheme, either online or offline. Only the aforementioned was offered. We’ll keep you informed here if the authority releases any further details on the plan.