Amit Shah proposes hybrid security model under CISF leadership

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Union home secretary calls on force to prepare 25-year roadmap to emerge as ‘results-driven’

Union home secretary calls on force to prepare 25-year roadmap to emerge as ‘results-driven’

Union Home Secretary Amit Shah on Sunday proposed a “hybrid” security model in which the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) could train and certify private security agencies so they can take in charge of the task of effectively protecting various types of industrial and manufacturing units in the country.

He said that the CISF, created in 1969, worked like a silencer ” karmayogito ensure the country’s industrial development and secure private manufacturing production units as India grew into a $2.5 trillion strong economy.

In the country’s journey from a $2.5 trillion economy to a $5 trillion economy, many units in the manufacturing sector will be created and the CISF will face new scenarios, the minister added. Interior.

Without giving further details, he said the force of around 1.64 lakh may soon see its role enhanced.

Mr Shah was speaking at CISF’s 53rd Raising Day celebrations in Ghaziabad.

“The work of private security agencies is increasing rapidly…we have established rules and regulations for their operation. Can the CISF take responsibility for training these private security agencies?” He asked.

“Can we prepare a model for, say, a private manufacturing unit, which employs between 1,000 and 5,000 people? the country,” he said.

The Home Secretary said he believed it was part of CISF’s job to ensure that all agencies involved in industrial security are as effective as the force in securing the sector.

A hybrid security model, where the CISF will prepare the strategy and where private and CISF personnel can work, can be developed so that the paramilitary force can gradually move out and hand over these tasks to private security agencies, he said. -he adds.

The force, at present, maintains a total of 354 units in government and private sectors, working in areas such as petroleum, power, information technology, civil airports, Delhi metro , aerospace and nuclear, among others.

Mr Shah called on the force to “aggressively” improve its approach to protecting private sector entities, saying the present 11 being secured by it is less.

Infosys campuses in Mysuru, Bengaluru and Pune, Patanjali Food and Herbal Park in Haridwar and Reliance Refinery in Jamnagar in Gujarat are currently among the private sector establishments under CISF coverage.

Mr Shah also asked the force to prepare a 25-year roadmap so that it can emerge as a “results-oriented” security agency as India enters the 100th year of its existence. independence.

Bearing in mind the ‘growing’ threat of drones to industrial units along seaports and the land border, he asked the CISF to collaborate with agencies such as the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Border Security Force (BSF) to prepare a counter-technology against this threat.

He said CISF personnel deployed at various airports were also part of “Operation Ganga”, under which Indians are evacuated from war-stricken Ukraine on special flights.

“I find CISF staff to welcome Indians with a very polite and kind demeanor,” the Home Secretary said.

He also urged the CISF to explore ways to increase the representation of women within the force from the current 6% to 20%.

Speaking at the event, CISF Director General (DG) Sheel Vardhan Singh said the force can play an important role in training and certifying the country’s private security agencies, which currently operate from unorganized way.

He said the force is ready to play the role of a “specialized and integrated” security agency in the fields of airport and port cargo, counter-drones, navy and rapid transport systems.

The CISF currently monitors 65 civilian airports in the country, in addition to securing a number of vital infrastructures in the governmental and private domains. It operates under the aegis of the Union Home Ministry.

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