The Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI has recently launched a website www.psara.gov.in on the Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act 2005, which regulates the private security sector in India. The objective of the portal is to enable individuals, and public and private offices to easily access the provisions of the Act and know whether a particular agency has a valid license. This portal will help enhance the enforcement of licensing provisions and effectively curb the existence of unlicensed agencies. This will also help in improving compliance relating to the verification of antecedents of the employees of these agencies.
This website makes it convenient for the general public to access the Private Security Agency (Regulation) Act, 2005 and Private Security Agencies Central Model Rules along with various instructions/ clarifications issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs time to time. It carries information in regards to the Controlling Authorities, licensed agencies, agencies whose licenses have been cancelled and the reasons thereof, model rules framed under the Act by the states/ UTs, details of valid training institutions, and other related information. Prospective entrepreneurs, who intend to set up an agency in this sector, can extract details of their relevance from the website and act accordingly.
The portal was launched in a meeting presided over by Rajiv Gauba, Union Home Secretary. Other dignitaries present there were Vivek Bharadwaj, IAS, Joint Secretary (PM), MHA who briefed the Home Secretary about the various issues being faced by the Controlling Authorities and PSAs, Kunwar Vikram Singh, Chairman, CAPSI who made a brief presentation on the size, growth and issues of the private security sector, along with Mahesh Sharma, Secretary General, Jasbir Wasu, and Anil Puri, Vice Presidents, CAPSI.