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Airports and railways can benefit from private security personnel: V K Singh

On Saturday, Union Minister V K Singh emphasised the nation's lack of qualified security personnel and urged the private security industry to fill the void.

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New Delhi: Union Minister V K Singh on Saturday stressed the nation’s lack of qualified security personnel and urged the private security industry to fill the void.

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The Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways, and Civil Aviation said there is a shortage of trained security personnel and the private security industry should take a lead in filling these gaps while speaking at the annual conference of the Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI).

Singh made the point that many government facilities, including places like airports and railway stations, require security and that the private security industry sector needs to train and equip its personnel to meet their requirements.

According to the minister, the private security sector must set standards and meet benchmarks that meet international standards in order to be given responsibility for the safety and security of critical installations not only in the country but also abroad.

Today, security is required in every industry, including residential, commercial, and government sectors. In order to improve their capabilities and prepare for upcoming difficulties, the security agencies must accept modern technologies and apply artificial intelligence, he continued.

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According to him, Indian private security firms would also be improved to meet the highest ISO standards.

The private security industry will also employ Agniveers and provide them with specialised training so that they can get good jobs in the industry, he added.

The  industry, which employs over 1 crore people, is one of the largest employers. 

He urged the Center to make an amendments to the Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act to establish an authority for the sector’s regulation and increase FDI from the present cap of 49% to 74% in order to boost the sector’s growth.

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