The Government of India has chosen Chandigarh for opening a one of its kind training center for security guards who work with different private agencies. The training center will be owned by the Indian Government and will be set up in Chandigarh.
Central Government has chosen Chandigarh for the pilot project to set up a security guard training center under Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act 2005. The training will be imparted to all security guards by Chandigarh Administration and it will be mandatory for each person working in security to get this training.
It has been noticed that security guards often change jobs and have to work for different kind of venues like – private homes, showrooms, entry and exit points of a company, shopping mall, parking lots, banks, hospitals, schools, colleges etc. Every security person will be imparted training which would cover the following:
- Physical security.
- Security of assets.
- Security of buildings and personal security.
- Training to examine identity cards.
- Training to identify improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
- Basic knowledge of IPC.
- Procedure of lodging FIR.
- Physical fitness training
- And more…
Every person who completes the training will be given a certificate which would be quite valuable to his/her career in the security agency. The inspiration has been taken from private security companies in LA.
How the Security Guard Training Center will help Chandigarh
Apart from getting trained security personal, Chandigarh Administration will be able to get the data of all people working as security guards. As of now, there are about 10,000 people security guards in Chandigarh and the government does not have any details about them.
The training center will also help maintain a data base of all security guards which would be verified for their address and other details.
After the pilot project in Chandigarh, Indian government might set up more such security guard training centers in other cities of India but as of now, Chandigarh would be the only city in India to have a dedicated training center for security guards.
News Source: Indian Express
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