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An Overview of PSARA License in Kolkata

PSARA was introduced in 2005 to ensure credibility among private security services and new business ventures that provide security services to various industries. As per this Act, people or business entities planning to open their security firm in India must apply under the PSARA's provisions before starting their operations. All such security agencies who work in India are regulated by the PSARA Act 2005, and each state in India has their own PSARA Guidelines, which are based on the Central Act.

Advantages of PSARA license in Kolkata

  • The PSARA license ensures the interest of the agency
  • A licensed agency assures its credibility
  • The PSARA license encourages the customer to believe the licensed firm
  • A company with a PSARA license increase the attraction of the customers
  • PSARA license gains goodwill for the company and also increases its asset value.

Eligibility Criteria under PSARA in Kolkata

Eligibility criteria for businesses / Directors / Security officer

  • Limited Liability Partnership or any sole proprietor or partnership firm can have PSA business in Kolkata.
  • A PSARA license should be an Indian resident.
  • The private security agency business should have a sound financial background to run the business successfully.
  • A person should not be a criminal and should not be imprisoned.
  • The character certificate of the employees is vital.
  • A security guard should possess a training certificate and maintain good physical standards.

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Documents that are required to obtain a PSARA license in Kolkata

  • Company incorporation certificate (MOA, AOA)
  • PAN and Aadhar card details of all the Partners/promoters
  • GST form
  • Labour license
  • Certificate of Security Training from SKSDC or DGR
  • Id cards and details of all the employees of the agency
  • Character verification certificate of employees
  • Training certificate of all the employees

The process needs to follow to obtain a PSARA license in Kolkata

  • All the Documents are verified earlier before applying for the private security agency license
  • One of the prerequisites for the PSA is it should enter into an MOU with the training institute that was certified by the West Bengal government to train their employees
  • Form-I is to be submitted to the police authority for verification. Once the verification is done. The report is sent to the authority of the respective state PSARA
  • When the controlling authority of PSARA verifies the NOC report, the application starts to process and is based on the NOC. He decides whether to grant a license or deny it.

Validity and renewal of PSARA license in Kolkata

The validity of the license can be for five years. The renewal can be done before its expiry. After every 5 years, the PSARA license should be renewed based on the requirement of the PSA.

Guidelines to avoid the Suspension or Cancellation of PSARA License

The following are the guidelines to avoid the suspension or cancellation of the PSARA License.

  • The change in the provision of the Act must be followed.
  • If there is any change in the PSAR Act of 2005, don't ignore it.
  • Giving proper training to the guards to sustain the license
  • The character and attitudes of the guards are to be watched to avoid the suspension or cancellation of the PSARA License.
  • Defrauding the government may lead to the cancellation of the license.

Penalties for a PSA without a valid PSARA license

As per the PSAR Act, 2005, the license is mandatory for private security agencies. A person, who is functioning without the valid PSARA License or PSARA License Renewal, or using an unauthorized uniform, must have to pay the following legal Penalties,

  • Any person or business entity working without a valid PSARA License shall be punished with imprisonment, fine, or both.
  • Imprisonment can be up to one year, and the fine can be up to Rs.25000.
  • The punishment may sustain if one fails to complete the PSARA license renewal after the expiry.
  • If the private security guard or supervisor wears a uniform that is unauthorized by the Act shall be punished with imprisonment or fine, or both, the imprisonment can be extended up to 1 year, and the fine can be extended up to Rs.5000

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