Private Security Sector To Grow In Times To Come, Will Need More Women In Service: VK Singh


Union Minister VK Singh said on Friday that the private security sector will grow in the times to come and require more female security personnel on duty, calling on industry players to prepare for the future with emerging demands in mind. He was addressing the Security Leadership Summit-2021 organized by the Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI). The Minister noted that the use of technology will also increase in the area of ​​security services and urged industry players to make adequate arrangements to provide training to security personnel to meet future demand in the area.

” What is the future? You will grow up. You will have to recruit more people because you will have more tasks to accomplish. You will have the greatest strength of men and women (in the security services). Today, the strength of women in the security sector is much less. You will find that as you grow older you will also find the need to recruit more women into the industry, ” the former army chief said.

“Using technology will increase your challenge. And, you will need to make adequate arrangements to learn … Pay attention to the technology. Teach the use of technology, ” he said.

The Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways also suggested industry players organize exchange programs and partner with private security agencies in various countries, saying this would help improve the professional standards and expertise of their workforce.

Addressing the summit, CAPSI chairman Kunwar Vikram Singh lamented the government’s proposal to ‘demote’ the private security industry from the skilled to semi-skilled category, saying it would ” harm ” the employability of more than 1 lakh of private security agents currently working in the industry.

He urged the government to reconsider his proposal.

“Private security guards risked their lives and played a crucial role during the COVID-19 pandemic. But downgrading the private security industry will seriously damage their morale and prove counterproductive for the industry as a whole, ” the official added.


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