Bill to regulate functioning of pvt. Security agencies in LA

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JAMMU-Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Mr. Abdul Rahim Rather on behalf of Chief Minister, Mr. Omar Abdullah today introduced a Bill to provide for the regulation of private security agencies operating in the State of Jammu and Kashmir and for the matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The LA Bill No. 11 of 2013 aims to provide a legal framework for regulating the functioning of the private security agencies including their licencing, de-licencing etc. Since the large number of private business enterprises have come up in the State which has increased the demand for security, resulting in proliferation of private security agencies. Although, these private security agencies have helped in meeting the security needs, yet their unregulated activities can have serious security implications. Therefore the Government has brought the present legislation, he said.

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