Rules for private security agencies approved
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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.


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

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