Delhi: Registrar tells RWAs not to deploy watchmen from unauthorised agencies

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Posted: Aug 09, 2019

With increasing number of unauthorised security agencies in the city, the office of registrar for co-operative societies in Delhi came forward with measuring steps to curb this illegal practice.

It issued a public notice informing all residents welfare association from across Delhi that they should first complete inquiry about the security agency whether it is legal or not. It suggested that they should not hire an agency, which has not been issued with a license for providing services to societies and RWAs. The notice says, all the co-operative housing societies registered with the office of the registrar co-operative societies, government of national capital territory of Delhi, parliament street are advised that security service may be hired only through security agencies, which are registered and licensed under private security agency (regulation) act with Delhi government.

Further, it says that the private security agencies have already been informed to comply with provisions of private security agency regulation act (2005) and Delhi Private Security Agencies' (regulation) rules 2009. They have also been told that they should adhere to the condition of obtaining requisite license and ensuring the required training and verification of character and antecedents in respect of employed individuals.

Following this, the association of private security industry is going to organise a session for operator of security agency to help them to complete the obtaining of licenses from the respective organisations. They will be guided how to obtain licenses and train their watchmen before they are deployed.

Residents are of the view that unauthorised security agency were not imparting quality training with watchmen due to which sometimes, they enter into argument with residents of the society where they are working. These steps by the registrar for cooperative societies will improved quality of services being rendered to them. Moreover, a tainted person won't be able to join the service as the agency will have to obtain police verification of the persons willing to join the security services. Only a person, who is not involved in criminals cases, may join the service.

TAGS: RWA / Delhi Private Security Agencies' (regulation) rules / Delhi News