Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Request for CISF protection received from 98 Private firms


17:53 IST

So far 98 Private firms have requested for CISF protection considering the threat perception to their establishments.

169 CISF personnel have been sanctioned for deployment at two private firms viz. Infosys Technologies Limited, Bangalore (101 personnel) and Electronics City, Bangalore (68 personnel) on cost reimbursement basis. Proposals received are examined as per the policy decided for providing CISF security to Private/Joint Sector Establishments.

The requests received from the Private/Joint Sector companies seeking CISF security cover are considered according to the priority decided in the deployment policy for the security of important and critical installations in Private/Joint Sector as follows :-

Priority-I – Industrial units whose products or services are vital to the country’s economic security and growth and whose loss or serious damage would affect India’s international image adversely. They may include Petroleum and Natural Gas installations, IT and Communication institutions with major linkages with other economies, Power sector installations, Sea -Ports etc.

Priority-II - Industrial units extremely important for the Indian economy and located in Naxal, Militancy affected or vulnerable areas.

Priority-III - Industrial units substantially important for the economy and which would require huge investments and large time lags to replace in case of damage. These may include Ship Building, Research Institutions, Heritage Hotels etc.

This was stated by the Minister of State, Shri Ajay Maken in the Ministry of Home Affairs , in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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