PRIVATE SECURITY AGENCY LICENCE (PSARA LICENCE) UNDER PRIVATE SECURITY AGENCY (REGULATION) ACT, 2005
PSARA Licence- The legal aspect of Private Security Agency Business is governed by “Private Security Agency Regulation Act, 2005” in short called as ‘PSARA’. All the private Security agencies must obtain license under PSARA Licence, 2005 to operate in this business.
PROCESS ON HOW TO APPLY FOR LICENCE TO START A PRIVATE SECURITY AGENCY
Every application for the grant of PSARA licence should be made to the Controlling Authority of respective states in Form-V along with a License fee by way of Demand draft or Banker’s cheque. Crossed bank draft/demand draft or banker’s cheque payable to Controlling Authority are as below:-
|1)||For only 1 district in a state||Rs. 5000/-|
|2)||For 2-5 districts in a state||Rs. 10000/-|
|3)||For whole states||Rs. 25000/-|
Every application to the Controlling Authority for grant of a licence shall be accompanied by Form-I for verification of the antecedents of the applicant. If the applicant is a Company or a Firm or a Society or a Trust or an Association of persons, the application shall be accompanied by Form- I for every proprietor or director or partner of the company as an applicant. (Applicant(s) who are residents of other States / UT must also enclose requisite fee for verification of antecedents of every applicant/partner/director of the applicant agency of the prescribed amount as advised under PSARA licence Rules of that State/UT; so as to avoid delay in the processing of application).
LIST OF DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED ALONG WITH THE APPLICATION
|1.||Affidavit in original as per section 7 (2) PSAR Act – 2005 and w.r.t Foreign Equity etc. as per FDI policy, duly attested by an Executive Magistrate.|
|2.||Copy of the Certificate of incorporation/registration of the Applicant Agency (“AA”) as Company/Firm/ Society/Trust/ Association of Persons under relevant Acts.|
|In case of a Sole proprietor, copy of licence granted by Govt of India, Ministry of Labour under Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act-1970 and /or Registration with Labour Department, under Shops & Commercial Establishment Act as applicable.|
|3.||Copy of Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association, proprietorship, deed of trust/ partnership etc indicating names, addresses and other particulars of all those responsible for running of the AA.|
|3.||Copy of the Certificate of security training from either the Security Knowledge & Skill Development Council (“SKSDC”) or the Directorate General of Re-Settlement (“DGR”) or the Directorate General Employment and Training (“DGET”) or any other Competent Authority or Recognized University/Institute or the Discharge certificate of Army/Air Force/Navy/Paramilitary/Police of either of the applicant(s) or a Proof of having operated any Private Security Agency (“PSA”) earlier for at least more than one year either individually or in partnership with others, as Special Qualification which may facilitate their operating the PSA.|
|4.||Copy of Proof of residence as mentioned in Form-V of the proprietor/directors/ partners/trustees of the AA. (Allotment letter/valid passport/ration card/voter card etc.|
|5.||Copy of the Proof of ownership/Rent deed w.r.t the ‘principal place of business’ (“PPB”) as mentioned in Form-V. (The PPB has to be essentially under the jurisdiction of the Controlling Authority).|
|6.||Detail of Arms license(s) / arms & ammunition already in possession of the proprietor/partners/directors/trustees /employees of the AA, anywhere in India either in the individual capacity or in the name of AA as per following format.|
|7.||Copy of the Logo of the AA. (The logo must clearly show the name of the AA).|
|8.||Copy of Sample Identity card for the employees of the AA. (It must conform to Form IX of PSARA Rules-2009.|
|9.||Copy of the Memorandum of understanding (MOU-1) regarding ‘outsourcing the training’ of PSGs & Supervisors of AA with a training institute recognized by the CA. (Applicable to PSAs who do not have the requisite infrastructure & training facility of their own)|
|10.||Copy of the Memorandum of understanding (MOU-2) for the prescribed ‘annual medical examination’ of PSGs / Supervisors of AA with a reputed hospital.|
|11.||Copy of Form-III i.e., Character Verification Report in respect of every employee of the AA separately, confirming that they have no criminal record.|
|12||Copy of Form-IV i.e. Training Certificate in respect of every PSG and Supervisor concerned with the management of security services rendered by the AA separately, confirming that they have undergone the prescribed security training from a recognized training institute.|
|13.||Detail of all Serving employees of the AA as per the following format. (Applicable to old existing agencies only; New AAs may furnish this information within 6 months of obtaining Licence).|
|14.||Detail of Client agencies and deployment of PSGs/Supervisors/Armoured vehicles etc by the AA. (Applicable to old- existing agencies only; New AAs may furnish this information within 6 months of obtaining Licence).|
|15.||Detail of Client agencies and deployment of PSGs/Supervisors/Armoured vehicles etc by the AA. ( Applicable to old- existing agencies only; New AAs may furnish this information within 6 months of obtaining Licence).|
|16.||Copy of Current Passport of the proprietor/directors/partners of the AA as proof of citizenship|
|17.||Copy of UID No of the proprietor/directors/partners/trustees of the AA|
|18.||Copy of DIN No of the proprietor/directors/partners/trustees of the AA|
|19.||Copy of PAN No of the AA/sole proprietor|
|20.||Copy of Current ITR – Income Tax Clearance certificate of the AA/sole proprietor|
|21.||Copy of STR-2 Form-registration under Sec-69 of Finance Act, 1994 of the AA.|
|22.||Copy of ESI Form-registration under Employees State Insurance Act, 1948 of the AA|
|23.||Copy of EPF Form-registration with Regional Provident Fund Commission of the AA.|
|24.||The pattern of uniforms including cap & badges for the staff of the AA shown by 4 coloured, postcard size photographs, showing all 4 sides. (The uniform pattern of PSA must be distinctly different from those used by defence, paramilitary or police personnel).|
|25.||Any other documents as may be required by the Department|
(a) A Principal Place of Business is “where the governing power of the organisation or establishment is exercised, where those meet in council who have a right to control its affairs and prescribe what policy of the organisation or establishment shall be pursued, and not where the labour is performed in executing the requirements of organisation or establishment in transacting its business”.
(b) Further, as permission of commercial activities from residential premises have been objected to by many residents welfare associations (RWAs), PPB are not allowed in residential accommodations.
1) All documents except the affidavit are to be duly attested by a notary public
2) PSARA licence will be issued to the AA within a week on receipt of aforementioned relevant documents complete in all respect
CONTROLLING AUTHORITY OF DIFFERENT STATES:-
|Haryana||Controlling Authority, Haryana: Additional Director General of Police, (Law & Order) , Haryana Police Headquarters, Sector-6, Panchkula-134 109, Haryana , E-mail: email@example.com Tel &FAX nos: 0172-2585724 and 0172- 2587529.|
|Delhi||Home Department, 5th Floor, C- Wing Delhi Secretariat, New Delhi-110001, Tel No. 011-23392072, Email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|UP||Private Security Abhikaran, DGP Office , Dalibagh, Lucknow Fax: 0522-2208857. Ph : 0522-2208857
Email : email@example.com
REGISTER TO BE MAINTAINED BY PRIVATE SECURITY AGENCY
Every private Security Agency shall maintain a register containing the following information:-
- a) The name and addresses of the person(s) managing the private security agency;
- b) The names, addresses, photographs and salaries of the private security guards and supervisors under its control;
- c) Name and addresses of the clients whom it had provided private security guards or services
- d) Such other particulars as may be provided.
The Controlling authority may call for such information as it considers necessary from any private security agency, supervisor or private security guard to ensure due compliance of the act.
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