Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuhar Das today said the nation is above individual and appealed to people to live and dedicate everything for the country.
"It is the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to create a nation where every individual feels secured and contribute with honesty and allegiance for the creation of New India. Transparent and responsible governance is our commitment," Das said at a function to launch the website of Home Guard and Fire Brigade Service.
He said the website will bring transparency.
The chief minister announced that the wages of home guards will be increased to Rs 500 from Rs 400, an official release said.
Das said fire brigade units will be opened at Basukinathdham, Chas, Bundu, Barhait, Chandil, Husainabad and Khunti.
He appealed to home guards, police and other security forces on maintaining discipline, to remain aware and agile. "Public have a sense of respect for army and for the same respect, the police and other security forces need to maintain discipline and fitness. There should be disciplined traffic system and each individual should abide by law and order," Das said.
The chief minister said home guards came into existence in the year 1962 when India needed extra force to fight China during Indo-China War, adding now they are giving service in maximum states of India with honesty, allegiance and discipline.
Das said training to newly appointed home guards be given keeping present challenges in mind. Home guards will give assistance in maintaining traffic system, he added.
Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma, principal secretary of Home Department S K G Rahate, director general of police D K Pandey, director general of home guard B B Pradhan and other senior police officials were present in the programme.
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