Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday announced that Home Guards in the state would be given wages at par with police personnel.
He said the government has urged the Centre to set up an Army recruitment office in Jhajjar for the youth of the state.
Khattar was speaking at a function here on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Paying rich tributes to the freedom fighter, he said Netaji holds a special place in the hearts of the youth.
The Chief Minister said while 7,000 police personnel were recruited last year in the state, an equal number of the would also be recruited this year.
About 2,800 policemen would be recruited within the next month and these would include 1,000 each in Rohtak and Sonepat, 500 in Jhajjar and 300 in Panipat, Khattar said.
He said the government is making concerted efforts to strengthen the Home Guard force.
Minister of State for Cooperation Manish Kumar Grover said the government was following the agenda of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'.