In India, in December, 1946, Home guards were raised in Bombay to assist the Police in controlling Civil Disturbances and communal riots. Subsequently, this concept of a voluntary citizen’s force as auxiliary to the Police for maintenance of law & order and for meeting emergencies like floods, fires, famines, etc. was adopted by several other States. In the wake of Chinese Aggression in 1962, the Centre advised the states and Union Territories to merge their existing voluntary Organizations into one all -India force known as “Home Guards” which would be voluntary both in concept and character. The Home Guards Organisation was started in Goa in the year, 1967 and the same was functioning under Goa Police Department. The Home Guards Organisation was established as a full-fledged manner in the year, 1981 under I.G.P/Ex-Officio Commandant General Home Guards and Director Civil Defence. The Bombay Home Guards Act, 1947 was extended to the union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu in the year, 1965. As per the said Act, this is a voluntary Organisation for use in emergencies and for other purposes in the state of Goa. Presently the Director General of Police who is Ex-Officio commandant General Home Guards and Director Civil Defence is the Head of the Department of Home Guards and Civil Defence Organisation.