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An Overview of PSARA License in Chennai

You may start your private security agency in any business form, such as sole proprietorship, LLP, one-person company, private limited company or partnership firm. The only requirement for the PSA business is obtaining the PSARA license. The PSARA license certifies the antecedents of the business owner. The license ensures that the private security agency's director is verified, safe, and trained in security systems. The PSARA license also certifies that the private security agency has trained security guards who can handle the risky scenario and guards the establishment that hires them. The PSARA Rule 2005 regulates and governs the work of the private security agency in India.

Eligibility Criteria under PSARA license in Chennai

Eligibility criteria for business entities of firms / Directors / Security officer

  • Any person or business entity like OPCLLP can apply for the PSARA license in Chennai.
  • If an applicant is a person, he/she should be an Indian national. If suppose an applicant is a company, then the majority shareholders must be Indian
  • The applicant company or person should maintain a good track record and not be convicted of any criminal offence.
  • The applicant or company should not be imprisoned for at not less than two years.
  • The applicant should not have been expelled from government services and should not have had contact with an organisation banned by Indian law.
  • The security guard and supervisor must produce a character certificate from a previous employer and a good physical standards certificate.

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Documents need to obtain a PSARA license in Chennai

  • Company’s incorporation certificate
  • MOA and AOA certificate, If it’s an LLP/Partnership firm
  • Two photos of the owners/ proprietors
  • ID cards of the security guards and supervisors
  • Business proof ( ITR copy of each director)
  • Signed affidavits as per the PSAR Act.
  • Signed MOU certificate between the applicant and the training institute
  • Character verification certificate of all the employees
  • Armed license certificate, if any
  • Photocopy of security guard uniform with all sides and logo
  • Registration certificate of PF, ESIC
  • Registration of Labour Act and Shops & Establishment Act

Process for a PSARA license in Chennai

  • The first step in getting the PSARA license is the preparation of relevant Documents before applying for the PSARA license in Chennai.
  • After gathering the Documents, another important step as per the PSARA is, giving training to the security guards as per the syllabus prescribed in the PSAR Act in the government-certified training institute.
  • To get the NOC from the respective state police authority, the private security agency has to submit Form –I, which contains all the agency details for verification. The police authority, after verification, submits the report to the controlling authority of PSARA.
  • Once the NOC is sent to the controlling authority in Chennai, the authority starts to process the application, and then the authority grants the license.
  • Another important condition in licensing is the agency should appoint a supervisor to check the guards' activities.

Validity and renewal of PSARA license in Chennai

Once the PSAR license is issued, it is valid for five years. The renewal can be done time-to-time after every five years. After every five years, the license should be renewed based on the business's needs.

Guidelines for Suspension or Cancellation of PSARA License in Chennai

A PSA should ensure the following conditions to avoid the suspension or cancellation of the PSARA License.

  • The PSA should follow all the guidelines of the PSARA Act. If any amendments or found, then the security agency should comply with that.
  • Time-to-time training of the security guards is necessary to get the new license and renewal.
  • The security guard's character and attitude at the workplace should be watched by appointing supervisors to avoid suspending or cancelling the PSARA License.
  • Abiding the government rules may lead to the cancellation of a license.

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