The deputy commissioner has cancelled the licences of 13 security agencies for functioning without any offices in Chandigarh.
Additional deputy commissioner Rajiv Gupta told, “It was found during the physical verification that 13 of the security agencies did not have any offices in Chandigarh, which is a requirement of the Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act, 2005,” he said.
The department issued public notices, but the defaulter companies failed to produce any document in their response.
There are around 10,000 security guards employed with these agencies, but there was no record of them till now. The Chandigarh administration has begun to regulate the functioning of all private security agencies online.
Under the act, the deputy commissioner is the controlling authority for the functioning of the private security agencies. According to the software developed by the DC office, security agencies will be monitored on a real-time basis.
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