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Government's big announcement for private security personnel, Amit Shah said this at the inauguration of the portal
Government's big announcement for private security personnel, Amit Shah said this at the inauguration of the portal

New Delhi: In Modi government 2.0, Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday asked private security agencies to take advantage of government-sponsored schemes and start welfare schemes like health insurance, medical check up and pension for private security guards. Amit Shah also asked private security agencies to recruit NCC trained guards so that those recruited as guards have some basic security training.

Inaugurating the private security agency licensing portal launched by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Amit Shah said that the agencies should at all times ensure that every security guard has a 'Jan Dhan' bank account for payment of salaries and any kind with them Cash transactions should not be done. Shah said that there are about 9 million private security guards in the country, while the number of police and paramilitary personnel is around 3 million. This means that 24 percent are policemen and 76 percent are private security guards.

Home Minister Amit Shah said that, you should start some welfare schemes like regular health check up of private security guards. You should recruit them under the government sponsored Rs 2 lakh insurance scheme (Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana) and pay an annual premium of Rs 22 for every guard. The government will pay the remaining Rs 350.

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