Budget wish list: Focus on private security industry

Indian Union Budget 2021-22: In the Union Budget 2021, the government should emphasise on standards of training to be met, as well as infrastructure standards to be maintained by a training centre. The NSDC and sector skills councils should be mandated to undertake surprise checks of TPs (training partner) to ascertain the quality of training being imparted by registered TPs.

A major concern for the security industry from a policy perspective is that it is subject to an overlapping set of federal and state regulations, leading to multiplicity of registrations to conduct business; therefore, it’s critical that a single-window licensing system is created as a combination of central/state level registration, depending on factors such as the size, scale/area of operations, employment conditions/terms, past experience and the like for the private security agency.