Press Release


Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) & Association of Private
Detectives and Investigators (APDI) focus on regulating private security in the State

  1. Over 32 districts in TN identified for Exemplary service
  2. Conference to highlight welfare of the Security Guards viz-a-viz their wages, as well as Safety at work

June 27, 2014, Chennai: Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) & Association of Private Detectives and Investigators (APDI) Tamilnadu & Pondicherry hosted the third state conference “Private Security – Future of India” through Tamilnadu – its Gateway” on June 27, 2014 at Hotel Savera in Chennai.

Lt. Governor of Pondycherry, Virendra Kataria presided over the Inaugural function. Shri J.K.Tripathy, IPS, ADGP Prisons,    Shri Kanhu Charan Mahali, IPS, ADGP Welfare – Controlling Authority, Shri Sanjay Arora, IPS, ADGP Operations,   Shri R Sekar, IPS – DGP EB Vigilance addressed the keynote sessions at the conference.

The conference was held as a platform for CAPSI in bringing together over all the licenses members together to emphasize the importance of Professional Security that can evolve only through skilled training.

Highlighting the conference theme, Mr. Shibu Isaac said, “With over 5 Lakh people working in private security industry in Tamilnadu, this industry remains the single largest employer and continues to employ people at an annual growth rate of 25%. The industry therefore, becomes a socially responsible industry, in terms of employment generation. This conference aims at taking stock of the current situation and redefining security in the state.”

He also added, “Of the 4 Southern states, Tamilnadu has the lowest minimum wage, hence employment generation remain a big challenge and with regard to safety of guards, while at work in the wake of the recent murders in the ATMs will also be deliberated upon.”

The Industry will be writing to the RBI, to ensure nationalized banks pay decent wages, to ensure young blood works in ATMs. The conference insisted on raising the standard wages Considering the Safety & Security value that guards render to banks , the ATMs and the ATM customers, it is pertinent that banks do away with the lowest bidder rates and employ guards with wages around Rs. 10000/-.

The State Chapter has been active in Friends of Police programs, Boys Club rejuvenation, Prisoners rehabilitation program, Blood donation and Anti Honking Campaigns. The State chapter will also put forth its suggestions to the Tamil Nadu Government to establish Centers of Excellence, to train Security Guards, for the industry to be made more accountable. This would also further get employment opportunities across the globe, as the Foreign markets are looking forward for Skilled Security Guards, in the wake of acute shortage, they face there.

The Conference aimed at creating awareness and raising the bar of security levels in the State

About Central Association of Private Security Industry   (CAPSI) &
Association of Private Detectives and Investigators (APDI):

The Private Security Regulation Act was enacted in 2005. Thus, in 2006, Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) was formed to coordinate with the Government and the Private Sector, on wide range of Security issues. CAPSI is dedicated to promoting the interest of its members, their customers and the safety and Security of all Indians. With a National Membership of over 500, covering 21 states it provides employment to rural / semi – rural youth and as a consequence making them cross over “ Below the poverty Line” status. All over India there are around 60 lakhs Security Guards employed, with nearly 5 Lakhs in Tamilnadu alone making it the Single Largest Private Industry. CAPSI TamilNadu & Pondicherry Chapter was started in the year 2006 and it caters to supporting the Security Industry in TamilNadu that has over 3 Lakh guards (men & Women ) engaged in providing Security cover in TamilNadu & Pondicherry Chapter. Tamilnadu Chapter with more than 60 members, tops the list and has contributed immensely to the state, by continuous employment of unemployed youth, initiating Friends of Police programs, Boys Club rejuvenation  and prisoners rehabilitation program, Blood donation and Anti Honking Campaigns.