Patil calls for PPP for disaster management, internal security

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New Delhi, Nov 27 (UNI) Home Minister Shivraj Patil has called for public-private partnership for educating and implementing an effective disaster management and internal security programme of the country.

Inaugurating the two-day National Conference of Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI), and Association of Private Detectives&Investigators (APDI) here, Mr Patil lauded the role played by private security agencies in helping and supplementing the government agencies' efforts.

''The government is aware of the exponential growth and role being played by Private security in diverse areas related to the two subject areas of disaster management and internal security in the country.

''The government would like to invite a process of dialogue between the government and the industry in trying to arrive at ways and means of creating a disaster management programme for the benefit of every single citizen in the coutnry,'' he said.

The Home Minister said the government was committed to the cause and would provide all possible help and assistance to the programme.

He also called other countries having effective disaster management module to share their experiences with both the government and industry.

He said private security agencies were a potent force today with more than 50 lakh professionals and could contribute significantly in restoring peace and harmony in the country.

CAPSI and APDI Chairman Kunwar Vikram Singh lauded the government for supporting on the PSAR act and PDAR Bill and pledged the support of their professional workforce to the government and its agencies to the cause of well being of citizens and defeat the nefarious designs of the vested interest groups.

APDI has welcomed the formation of the Central Private Detective Agencies Regulatory Board and the State Regulatory Boards and the provisions to provide due representation to the trade associations. These boards will decide about certification, training and other regulatory processes. The bill has been referred to the standing committee of the Parliament.

The theme of this year's National Conference has been inspired by the contributions of youth to the National Security Industry as well as numerous opportunities available to youth in honing their talent and in turn contributing to the country.

Titled ''Youth for Safe India,'' the two conference which concluded today brought together a forum for interfacing and sharing of knowledge amongst diverse professionals and officials from the Central and State Government agencies, leading Private security agencies, Regulators, Administrators and the universal audience.

The conference focused on the contribution of youth in the field of security and Intelligence. The Private Security Sector is the single largest creator of jobs in the economy. It is estimated that one million job are created every year in the private security sector in the country.

UNI

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