Having about 4.50 lakh guards on their rolls against one lakh personnel in the Police Department in State, the security agencies have a great role to provide security and protection to the people, observed Inspector General (Internal Security) Bhaskar Rao here today.

He was speaking at a meeting organised by Karnataka Security Services Association and Central Association of Private Security at Hotel Sandesh The Prince in city in which Managing Director and Managing Partners of Private Security Agencies in Mysore, Hassan, Kodagu, Chamarajanagar and Mandya districts took part.

Stating that there were 7,000 ATMs in the State and 700 vehicles were being deployed to transport cash to them, Bhaskar Rao said that security personnel manning these vehicles should be given adequate training to sharpen their shooting skills to meet any eventuality.

Hinting at a separate Wage Board for security guards, he called upon Private Security Agencies to enrol with the AGDP office and added that Karnataka Private Securities Regulation Act 2005 and Karnataka Private Security Agencies Act 2008 had been promulgated to provide adequate security for guards who are destined to play a prominent role in providing security in future.

He also said that a software was being developed to store data of all guards employed with security agencies to know about their antecedents in case of guards seeking change in jobs.

He further said that there were plans to introduce a unique common uniform for guards employed at private security agencies.

President of Karnataka Security Services Association K.P. Nagesh, Managing Director of Private Eye Security Ravindranath, Managing Director of Guardwell Security V. Vishwanath, Managing Director of Alert Commando Security Agency Manjunath were among more than 200 persons of the security faculty present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore