Thursday, December 04, 2008

Make us partner in security apparatus, say private agencies

New Delhi (PTI): Claiming that the country faces extreme shortage of police personnel which led to security lapses, the association of private security agencies has demanded a new safety apparatus involving private agencies.

"We want our government to take Private Security Industry as partner and create a sound working mechanism engineered by its specialist Intelligence Agencies," chairman of the Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI), Kumar Vikram Singh, said.

He said the changing terror scene specially the audacious attacks carried out by terrorists recently has stressed the need to take services of the huge number of people in the private security agencies.

Singh claimed that Chattisgarh and Jharkhand, two of the worst Naxal-hit states, have the maximum vacancies in their police forces.

Highlighting the strength of the private security agencies, he said for every one government security official, the agencies have five people.

"We are now looking ahead to get approval for private security personnel to carry firearm on duty," he said.

On the welfare plans of the private personnel, Singh said there will be a sea change in the system. Plans to provide facilities like Provident Fund, Gratuity, proper training and give them two-room houses are in the offing, he said.

The CAPSI claims that it has nearly 55-lakh people working under it all over the country. "We generate one million jobs each year, basically involving the youth from the rural areas who otherwise remain jobless and and turn into notorious criminals," Singh said.


CAPSI also plans to introduce a course on security management with the IGNOU.

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