The government is replacing the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) with private security forces at oil refineries, said Rameshwar Teli, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Labour and Employment.
Addressing the Central Association of Private Security Industry’s (CAPSI) Security Leadership Summit, Teli said that there are 160 hospitals and eight medical colleges under the labour ministry and all are guarded by private security forces and their role will further increase with time.
Private security personnel have crossed 1 crore in the country and CAPSI has a big contribution to this. India’s large number of youth are working in private security agencies and implementing the related laws and rules of India, he added.
CAPSI has worked for the betterment of the private security forces, he said, “Under prime minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, India is on the path of development and this has improved the people’s living standards. Almost 38 crore people have benefited from the labour and employment ministry policies,” he said.
The minister also said that the ministry is working on the e-Sharm portal which contains the database of unorganised workers.
He highlighted Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan Yojana for unorganised where workers between the age of 18 and 40 can benefit from this scheme and after attaining 60 years, they will get a minimum of Rs 3000 per month as a pension.
He appealed to CAPSI to register with this pension scheme for their security personnel and also to provide employment to the youth of the northeast.
The minister appreciated that the government replaced 29 old laws with four simplified labour codes which will benefit in expansions and carrying their business.
The minister stated that even private sector workers can get pension benefits like government service persons. He appealed to the CAPSI to employ the youth of the northeast in the field of private security forces.