`Indian security personnel in demand abroad’

December 30th, 2008 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Dec 30 (IANS) There are plenty of job opportunities available abroad for security personnel from India, an official of a security forum said here Tuesday.”We have got inquiries from countries like Germany, the UK, Italy, Canada, Brazil and the US for the recruitment of trained security officials from India. They are ready to pay anywhere between Rs.80,000 to Rs.120,000 to security personnel from here,” Kumar Vikram Singh, chairman of the Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI), told IANS Tuesday.

“There are plenty of job opportunities available abroad for the security personnel due to the fact that very few people from their own countries are opting for these jobs,” said Singh.

CAPSI signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Punjab Police Security Corporation (PPSC) Tuesday for providing training and certification courses in Punjab.

“In India, the private security industry is growing at 25 percent and is generating one million jobs every year. It is the largest job provider sector in the country and more than 80 percent beneficiaries are the youth from rural India,” said Singh.

CAPSI is an apex body that represents private security agencies of India at various forums and takes up issues of their concern with the ministry of home affairs and with various state governments.

CAPSI is providing over 5.5 million private security personnel all over the country and over 250,000 personnel in Punjab, Singh said.

M.K. Tiwari, managing director of PPSC, said: “We will run two-month training course for private security guards and supervisors. There will be high-level courses for security managers and officers. This course will transform unskilled Punjab youth into skilled workforce and make them eligible to work anywhere in the world.”

“This is happening for the first time in our country that the police are collaborating with a private agency for such kind of initiative. After the completion of the course, CAPSI will place the trained youths in the reputed organisations at good salaries,” said Tiwari.

The training course will be run at the Punjab security training institute at Jahan Khelan in Hoshiarpur district in Punjab, around 100 km from here.

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