Delhi High Court Orders Unfreezing of SSSDC Bank Accounts

The Court of Hon’ble Justice Vibhu Bakhru upheld that the communication issued by National Skill Develop Corporation (NSDC) on 9 January 2018 to the AXIS Bank directing it to freeze the bank accounts of the petitioner i.e., Security Sector Skill Development Council (SSSDC), was plainly without any authority of law and accordingly that has been set aside. The Court asked Abhinav Vashisht, the senior counsel appearing for NSDC, to indicate any provision of law that authorises his client to take such action. Mr Vashisht contended that as the petitioner was…

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MoU Signed under RPL to Train over 3 Lakh Guards at FICCI-PSIC 2018

During the recently held FICCI – PSIC 2018 (3 August 2018), seventeen security guard agencies showed their commitment and came forward to sign MoUs with the Management and Entrepreneurship & Professional Skills Council (MEPSC) to impart training to over 3.17 lakh  security guards under the government’s ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ (RPL) scheme. The companies included SIS India, G4S, Peregrine, Checkmate, NISA, SMS Security, Orion, Terrier, Raxa-GMR and so on. Addressing a gathering of over 300 security professionals at the ‘Private Security Industry Conclave, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Skill Development and…

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Government Assured Relief in GST Rate for Private Security Industry at FICCI PSIC – 2018

While inaugurating the FICCI – Private Security Industry Conclave on 3 August 2018, Shiv Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance, GoI, assured the private security industry that the Finance Ministry is actively considering FICCI’s recommendations to reduce the GST rate levied on the private security agencies to minimise its impact on the industry and capitalise on its job-creation potential. FICCI organized its annual event PSIC – 2018 on the theme of – ‘Job Creation & Skill Development.’ “There is a merit in the demand for reduction of GST rate to…

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Private Security Agencies Hold Nationwide Peaceful Protest against the Imposition of GST under the Banner of CAPSI

 Implementation of the ‘Reverse Charge Mechanism’ for the payment of GST demanded to save the interests of the industry Under the aegis of CAPSI, huge gatherings of owners and employees of the private security industry across the country staged nationwide peaceful protests on 18 July 2018 against the existing modus of GST rules which in principle, largely goes in contradiction to the business module of the industry, and has brought various security agencies to the verge of closure owing to the imposed unwarranted financial burden. The major impediment stems from the…

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SIS India Acquires SLV Security Services

Security & Intelligence Services (India) Limited has recently entered into a strategic partnership with SLV Security Services Private Limited whereby it acquires a stake of 51% in SLV. Headquartered in Gurugram, SLV was founded by Vishal Swara and Shyam Swara and was incorporated in 1986. The company provides physical security, electronic surveillance, event security/ management, and security consulting services. The business currently generates annual revenues of over Rs.240 crores with the majority of them coming from the National Capital Region (NCR). The company has over 650 customers and operates in…

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Dahua Road Shows

Dahua Technology, a leading solution provider of the global video surveillance industry organized another series of roadshows in Chennai, Jodhpur, Gwalior and Mumbai. The theme of the roadshows was ‘Partnering To Enable A Safer & Smarter Living.’ These roadshows were successfully organized by Dahua Technology along with its national partner M/s. Aditya Infotech. Commenting on the success of these roadshows, Robbin Shen, Managing Director, Dahua Technology India Pvt. Ltd. said, “I am indeed overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response in all these cities which clearly shows that our technological innovation, quality,…

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Hikvision Showcases Innovations in AI Enabled Security Solutions at SAFE 2018

Hikvision showcased its innovations in AI enabled security solutions at the 4th edition of the Security and Fire Expo (SAFE) South India (28-30 June) held in Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad. SAFE was inaugurated by T V Sashidhar Reddy, IPS, Addl. Director, RBVRR (Telangana State Police Academy) and R Nanda Kumar, President, Electronic Security Association of India among other key dignitaries. The expo brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, industry experts and key government officials on a single platform from the Indian and the international industries. Commenting on the SAFE 2018,…

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Benefits of Edge Analytics Camera

Edge analytics refers to the approach adopted by companies towards data collection and analysis. So, instead of waiting for the data to arrive at a centralized location or data store, it is analyzed by means of automated computation at the network switch or device. As the Internet of Things or IoT gains momentum, edge analytics is becoming crucial for companies worldwide. The massive glut of data that gets collected over time is impossible to manage unless of course you have proper analytics algorithm in place. Edge analytics can save time,…

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