Punjab to upgrade security training institute

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Hoshiarpur, Mar 21 (UNI) The state government proposes to spend Rs 20 crore for the upgradation of the Punjab Security Training Institute (PSTI), first of its kind in the country to train jobless youths as security guards.

The PSTI was recently set up at the Police Recruits Training Centre (PRTC), at Jahan Khelan with the motive of providing jobs to unemployed youths after they finish their training as security guards.

The PSTI was set up as there was a growing demand for trained security guards by private companies, Additional Director General of Police (Administration) H R Chadha said while talking to mediapersons at PRTC, 8 km from here.

A sum of Rs 9.50 crore had already been released to the Punjab Police Security Corporation, a subsidiary of Punjab Police Housing Corporation, which was managing PSTI. The remaining amount would be given in the next financial year.

According to the Punjab Police Act, only those security guards would be appointed either in government or private sectors who had completed training from PSTI. An amount of Rs 5000 is incurred for training a single youth and the entire expenditure was being borne by the state government.

Mr Cadha disclosed that a new security training institute, equipped with ultra- modern facilities and infrastructural back-up would soon come up in Jahan Khelan.


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