NewZNew (Chandigarh) : The Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI), the apex body of the private security sector (PSS) today said the 9th Security Skills and Leadership Summit 2014 would focus on tribal areas of the country as a vast reservoir of security skills and explore their potential to meet the rising human capital demand of the industry.
‘’Skill The Tribal, Secure The Nation’’ is the central theme of the two-day summit in Delhi, beginning December 12, to be organised by the CAPSI and the Security Sector Skill Development Council (SSSDC).
Sh Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Parliamentary Affairs, will inaugurate the 9th Security Skills and Leadership 2014 Summit on December 12.
Mr. Kunwar Vikarm Singh, Chairman, the CAPSI and the SSSDC, will give the welcome address. The private security services industry is a sunrise sector, with potential to be the second-largest employment generator in the country, and involved in skill development and employment of backward, economically weaker sections of the society, particularly from the rural and semi-urban areas of the country.
The private security industry has set its sight on tribal areas of the country to meet the human capital shortfall of the PSS.
“Tribal belts are our next focus areas to meet the human capital shortage and strengthen the workforce of the industry in view of the rising demand for manned guarding and cash services business,’’ said Mr. Singh. At present, the PSS has a workforce of 7 million guard-men and women engaged in providing private security cover to the nation.
Sh Jual Oram, Minister of Tribal Affairs, and Sh Haribhai P Chaudhary, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs, will also speak during the inaugural day of the summit. Hundreds of Jharkhand girls and women have already been trained under a successful pilot project of the CAPSI. Some of these trained security girls will also participate in the summit and share their narratives and experiences.
Mr. Singh said: “We are confident of drawing tribal people into the mainstream and building an inclusive and secure nation with a tagline: Skill Tribals, Secure the Nation.”
The CAPSI and the SSSDC aims at leveraging Jharkhand, Assam, Orissa, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka for future human capital for the fast-growing private security sector. Leaders of top security companies, senior police officials, retired government officials and industry people will delve into the opportunities and challenges of the industry.
Several industry issues and concerns, including empowerment of private sector industry through ethical leadership, tribal cultural issues – channelizing their strength for national development, funding tribal development through corporate social responsibility, risk mitigation – role of PSS, potential role of NCC in PSS, private detective agencies regulation bill – need to revisit, and internal security – role of PSS, will be addressed and discussed threadbare by the PSS experts and leaders.