28th global conclave of IISSM at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantonment concludes

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New Delhi, (1/12/2018) : “With the all-round development of the Private Security Industry, the co-ordination between the government and the security agencies will be developed and trust of the people in them will also be enhanced”, said Giriraj Singh, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, here today.

 “The outcome of this co-ordination will result in lessening the responsibilities of the government security agencies and they, henceforth, will be in a position to concentrate on the areas of greater importance. Private security agencies are also expected to take care of security concerns of the VVIPs in future,” Singh added.

On the concluding day (Friday, November 30) of the 28th global conclave of IISSM on “Security, Safety, Fire and Loss Prevention” at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi, Singh said that maintaining internal security in the country has been a challenge and it has been improved in the regime of Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government at the Centre. “But, a lot is still to be done.”

Lauding the efforts of Ravindra Kishore Sinha, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and Executive Chairman, IISSM, Giriraj Singh said that work speaks volume for itself and Sinha ji is one of the sui generis Karmayogis.

Singh said that the private security sector has emerged as a major industry by virtue of employment of large manpower, both skilled and unskilled, to meet the demand of the corporate sector.

On the occasion Sinha said, with national security assuming greater criticality and lower police to people ratio in the country, private security industry, with large manpower, can act as extended arms of law enforcement agencies. This will help relieve police forces from non-critical duties to focus on core areas.

However, Giriraj Singh further said, with the anticipated growth of the industry, the employment opportunities are tremendous. Since, majority of the workforce employed is in the unorganized sector, the potential for skilling is evident. Current time requires private security personnel to multitask and use technology to perform security, safety and facilitation functions. Skill development, especially Recognition of Prior learning (RPL), re skilling and up skilling are key issues before the private security sector. Therefore, investment in human capital is vital in preparing this industry to take on greater responsibilities.

The regulatory framework governing this industry also needs proper enforcement. Unorganized segment has largely remained unchecked and players usually skip adhering to mandatory compliance requirements, which creates a detrimental impact for all stakeholders including employees and clients. It is imperative, therefore, for the governments to ensure strict enforcement of the regulations that will improve service delivery quality levels as well as work environment for the security personnel, Singh concluded.

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