New Delhi, Mar 25: Union Home Ministry on Wednesday asked private security agencies not to lay off or cut salaries of guards during 21 day nationwide lockdown following Coronavirus outbreak.
In a letter to the private security agency bodies, including the Central Association of Private Security Industry(CAPSI),FICCI Private Security Industries Committee, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, Security Association of India, Director General of International Institute of Security and Safety Management, the Home Ministry said that 21-day nationwide lock down may impact the private security industry due to closure of shops, malls and other establishments.
“This is time for the private security industry to adopt a humane approach and protect its workers and staff members from lay-offs and consequent decrease` in earning”, the Home Ministry said . The Ministry urged the private security industry for empathy with its workforce, vital to its functioning and ensure that these workers continue to be treated on duty and paid accordingly. (UNI)