06/01/2018

Private Security Agency Regulation Act



With concerns about crime and terrorism on the rise, the demand for private security services is rising steadily to protect against robberies, violence and other forms of crime. Private Security Agencies are those organizations involved in providing security services including training of security guards. The legal aspect of Private Security Agency Business is governed by “Private Security Agency Regulation Act, 2005” in short called as ‘PSARA’. No person or private security agency can commence a business or provide security guard without holding a license.

All the private Security agencies must obtain license under PSARA to operate in security business. The Act specifies the criteria for the qualification and disqualification for a security guard. The Act specifies about the health condition as well as about the uniform of the persons to be employed as a security guard. It set a standard to operate the security business.