Rules for private security agencies approved

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 20:31

Patna: The Bihar government on Tuesday approved the rules of Bihar Private Security Agencies
(Regulation), 2011 under section 25 of the Private Security
Agencies (Regulation) Act, 2005 to regulate activities of the
private security agencies in the state.

The decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet
meeting presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Home
Secretary Amir Subhani told reporters.

Under the provisions, all private security agencies
will be required to obtain licences from the home department
for functioning in the state, he said.

The registered security agencies will be required to
provide mandatory training to the security guards employed
with and these guards must be provided with identity cards,
proper dress and firearms or sticks to equip them to deal with
an unforseen situation at the place of their duties, Subhani
said.

The security agencies must abide by various physical
parameters in the recruitment of a security guard and provide
them training at their centres in the state which will be
subject to monitoring by police authorities from time to time,
the secretary said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 20:31

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