The Ministry of Home Affairs has given a nod to the formation of Village Defence Groups in Jammu and Kashmir.
The members of the Village Defence Groups will be designated as Village Defence Guards.
In more vulnerable areas, the order stated that persons (VI category) who shall be leading/ coordinating the VDG would be paid of Rs 4500 per month and other persons (V2 category) who are members of these VDGs on a voluntary basis will be paid a uniform rate Rs 4000 per month.
VDGs will function under the direction of SP/SSP of the concerned district,” the order read.
The revised scheme will, however, be made effective only after apprising the High Court. In case of vacancy, the decision to fill up the same will be taken later.
(With inputs from agencies)