Private security agencies want changes in law

Private security agencies want changes in law

The Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) have approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking amendments in laws that make owners responsible for the negligence of guards.

"Private security sector currently employs 70 lakh private security guards and supervisors working in 22,000 private security agencies. It is one of the largest private sector employers in India. Private security sector growing at 22% and it is one of largest corporate tax contributor.

"But still, it is neglected. We urge the Prime Minister to pro-actively consider our demand and save the sector which could prove crucial for the success of Skill India and also in generating jobs," CAPSI chairperson Kunwar Vikram Singh said in a letter to the PM.

He said an amendment is needed in the Private Security Agencies Regulation Act in consultation with the security agencies. "Owners cannot be held accountable for the negligence of guards/supervisors. Need a fairer law and not a draconian law which today prevails," he said.

Another demand raised by the CAPSI was ensuring a fair tender process by the government and public sector units.

The CAPSI has also demanded that the GST should be made on reverse charge basis so that service taker is made to pay the GST and not the service providers.

"It is necessary has private security agencies work on a 3-month credit system and current GST regime is hurting them financially," Singh said.

He also raised the issue in the presence of Union Ministers V K Singh and Jual Oram, who attended the annual conference of CAPSI and the Association of Private Detectives and Investigators, here on Saturday.

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