Home Guards is a Voluntary organisation. Home Guards performs duty in emergency and on the demand of the Police department for maintenance of law & order and other departments for Watch & Ward duty. They also work in the Civil Defence Organisation.
The duties and powers of officers and subordinate staff at State Head Quarters (SHQ) include passing appropriate orders and ensuring implementation of such orders with respect to Administration, Accounts, Training and Miscellaneous works in 21 Home Guards districts and 10 Civil Defence town offices. SHQ also deploys Home Guards volunteers with the Police for Law and Order duty and with various organisation for Watch and Ward duty.