Deployment of private security personnel to replace CISF at 60 airports in the nation

Deployment of private security personnel in place of CISF at 60 airports of the country

The Central Government has decided that the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel performing non-core duty at 60 airports of the country will be replaced by private security personnel.

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) says that this will reduce the security cost and CISF personnel can be deployed at other airports, which will further improve the security there.
So far, AAI has deployed 581 private security personnel at 45 airports.

The deployment of CISF is done keeping in view the level of danger.

CISF is deployed at airports keeping in view the threat level. This deployment is done by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) after discussions with the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The payment for the security of CISF is done by adding Aviation Security Fee (ASF) to the ticket of the passengers. This fee is the highest except for certain categories of passengers, including holders of diplomatic class passports.
This money is deposited in the National Aviation Security Fund Trust.

581 private security personnel have been deployed

The Civil Aviation Ministry said that 581 private security personnel deployed at 45 airports have undergone training at selected airports.

At present, 161 private security personnel are undergoing training for 16 airports and they will be deployed after their training is completed on September 24.
So far 74 private security personnel have been appointed at Kolkata airport and the process of deployment of the rest is still on.

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CISF is deployed for security at 65 airports

CISF was deployed for security at 65 airports of the country till April 2022. About 31,000 CISF personnel have been deployed at these airports and have an annual budget of around Rs 2,500 crore.

According to media reports, around 1,900 CISF personnel have been removed from the airports. The government has told the purpose of this scheme to reduce the cost.

1,924 private security personnel to be deployed

According to media reports, a total of 1,924 private security personnel will be deployed at different airports. Their job will be to send passengers to entry and exit points, maintain control of the security area, check documents in the security area, guard the visitor hall and other important airport points, etc.

However, the CISF will be solely responsible for the security of the airport and the private guards will work under the supervision of the CISF.

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