Directorate General of Civil Defence


Since inception on 14.11.1962, so long DGCD Unit was a regular part of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Recently by the Ministerial Order No. I-45011/43/2002-AD(CD) dt. 10.01.03, DGCD Unit has been declared as an attached Office under D.M. Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs.


Director General Civil Defence is a senior Indian Police Service Officer of the rank of DGP/ Addl. DGP. Apart from: DGCD, there are 9 other authorised gazetted posts- one Fire Adviser, one Deputy Fire Adviser, one Dy. Director General (Home Guards), three assistant Director General (ADGs), one Senior Staff Officer (P & C) (all Grade-A) and two Junior Staff Officers (Grade-B). In addition, there is a post of Librarian. All these posts are included in to General Central Service Cadre, as the posts are ex-cadre in nature. The stenographical and clerical posts are manned by the CSSS and CSS/CSCS cadre personnel, whose administration is controlled by the concerned administrative controlling section of the Ministry.

There are at present four Section/Cells and a Desk in DGCD Unit, namely CD Section, HG Section Communication Section Fire Cell and P&C Desk.