THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:The special branch of Kerala police has given directions to private security agencies without licence to stop functioning and approach the state controlling authority for getting one. Police will take legal action against those agencies who continue to function without a licence.
Those with Private Security Agency (Regulation) Act 2005 section 2(C) are allowed to work. Those who have applied to the controlling authority for licence after the security licence rules 2010 came into force and those who have not yet obtained a licence should approach the authority immediately.
Individuals and organisations should employ private security staff only from licenced recognised agencies. While employing security guards and supervisors Rule4 under the Private Security Agencies Rules should be taken into consideration.
It is to be assured security guards and supervisors should be given emoluments according to the latest labour laws. Security guards/supervisors should be given proper training and agencies should display the licence or its copy prominently in their offices.
Guards/supervisors employed by private security agencies should not use uniform resembling the state police, military, navy or paramilitary forces. Agencies must keep a register according to the Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act sec 15 and it should be produced whenever the officials ask for it.