The Karnataka Private Security Agencies (Draft) Rules, 2022.

The Government of Karnataka on 21st November 2022, has notified the Karnataka Private Security Agencies Rules, 2022 and has invited comments/suggestion from the public which shall be addressed to the Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Home Department, Room No. 222, 2nd Floor, Vidhana Soudha, Bengalore 560001 within 30 days.

Under this rule, every agency while making an application in Form I to the Controlling Authority for the grant of licence shall also enclose the Form II for verification of his antecedents. If the applicant is a company, a firm or an association of persons, the application in Form I shall be accompanied by Form II for every proprietor or majority shareholder, partner or director of the company, as if they were also the applicants.

The licensee shall successfully undergo a training relating to the private security as prescribed by the Controlling Authority within the time frame fixed by it. The training shall be for a minimum period of six working days. The training shall broadly include the following subjects, namely;-

  • Present security scenario which includes VIP Security, Internal Security,  Institutional Security;
  •  Role and Functioning of Private Security Agencies.
  • Management of Security Agencies.
  • Interface with public, Police and other departments
  • Private Security Personnel – DO’s and DON’Ts.

The licensee shall intimate the name, parentage, date of birth, permanent address, address for correspondence and the principal profession of each person forming the Agency within fifteen days of receipt of the licence to the Controlling Authority. Every licensee shall abide by the requirements of physical standards for the private security guards and their training as prescribed in these rules as the condition on which the licence is granted.


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