The Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that private security firms and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) could work together to provide effective security to several private industrial and manufacturing units.
In his remarks at the 53rd Raising Day celebrations of the CISF at Ghaziabad, the home minister said security agencies such as the CISF cannot perform this task alone across the country and can gradually relinquish this responsibility to private security companies.
By the time India enters the 100th year of its independence, Shah has asked the paramilitary force to develop a 25-year road map that will position it as a result-oriented security agency. Keeping in view the surge in drone threats to industrial units along sea ports and the land border, he also asked the CISF to partner with agencies such as DRDO and BSF to prepare an effective counter technology against this threat.
Shah directed the CISF to consider taking the responsibility of training private security agencies. As the CISF’s strength of women personnel increased, he asked its director general to increase that ratio to 80:20.