|IISSM 22nd Annual International Seminar|
"Disaster Mitigation and Loss Prevention through Security, Safety & Fire Prevention"
at NDMC Convention Centre, New Delhi from 10 -12 October 2012
The Home Minister Mr. Sushilkumar Shinde has
said that with the change of internal security
scenario in the past decade, role of private security
assumes great importance as the challenges have
Inaugurating 22nd International Seminar organized by International Institute
of Security and Safety Management in New Delhi
on 22 September 2012, the Home Minister said with
the ever increasing demand of Private security
in view of increasing threat perception government
was contemplating to give larger role to private
agency. However "private security cannot do maintenance
of law and order which is the job of the Police."
Mr. Shinde said. Yet, there is always room for
better interaction and coordination between the
Police which is the arm of the government and
private security agencies to meet the renewed
challenges on internal security front including
that of terrorism. "I was discussing with my officers
the other day, why not involve private security
agencies for interactions on internal security
matters. Mr. Shinde briefly touched the demands
of people engaged in private security agency particularly
relating to the wages and provident fund. >
Complimenting the IISSM, the Home Minister said
"I am glad that IISSM is giving training
for the security personnel and officers which
is a strength in combating threat including threat
from terrorism. He assured IISSM of extending
support and look in points raised by IISSM including
effective implementation of PSRA Act.
The IISSM has requested the Home Minister to
consider issuance of arm license to private security
agencies. Mr. R C Sharma, (Chairman), Mr. R K
Sinha (Executive Chairman), Mr. G B Singh, (President)
and Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Prem Sagar, DG of IISSM welcomed
the Home Minister.
The Union Home ministry has invited representative
of International Institute of Security and Safety
Management, New Delhi for discussion points raised
at the international seminar held in New Delhi
about role of private security in India. The IISSM
has given a memorandum to Mr. Sushilkumar Shinde
regarding problems facing the security industry.
Amendments of arms license act and effect implementation
of PSARA Act of few of the points have risen in
the memorandum. This was disclosed on Thursday
by Mr. R. K. Sinha, Executive Chairman, IISSM.
The first panel discussion was on PSARA Act which
was moderated by Sanjeev Srivastava, senior journalist
former Editor of BBC India. The post lunch panel
discussion was on Disaster Mitigation and Loss
Prevention with Public Private Partnership. The
moderator was Swapan Dasgupta, noted political
On the second day of three day seminar on Disaster
Mitigation and Loss Prevention through Security,
Safety and Fire Prevention A panel of experts
discussed the issue of compliance issues and changing
face of Indian private security industry. High
GDP growth, challenging relationships with neighbors,
outdated equipments and systems, increased spending
on modernizing military capabilities and infrastructure,
Focus on creating and enhancing support infrastructure,
emerging public-private participation opportunities
were deliberated at length in the seminar.
Mr. Chandan Mitra, MP and Editor-in- Chief, The
Pioneer moderated the discussion while Ms. Aditi
Phadnis of Business Standard was moderator of
the discussion on Managing cash by banks in the
post lunch session. It is a major area of security
risk as it was recently witnessed in the major
heist in Delhi. A vehicle carrying cash whether
in an armed or an ordinary van is always vulnerable
ambush by criminal. There has to be comprehensive
security while carry cash and transit, said Mr.
Uday Singh, CEO, SIS.
The corporate world today is concerned about increasing
incidents of industrial espionage, a corporate
fraud that is costing industry several hundred
crores of rupees every year. It is not only of
theft of data and business plan of rival industries
but also planting spies in the competitors company.
Speaking at concluding session of three days International
seminar on Disaster Mitigation & Loss Prevention
through Security, Safety & Fire Prevention,
a panel of experts suggested involving code of
conduct and ethics for private security agencies.
Mr. T K Arun, Editor ( opinion) of Economic Times
and Uttam Sengupa, Deputy Editor of Outlook magazine
were the moderator on the third and concluding
session of the seminar.
Many delegates of across the country and from
abroad wanted a proper status for private security
agency which is not recognized as an industry.
More than 30 Lacs people are employed in India
as private security guards, inform Mr. R. C. Sharma,
Chairman, IISSM in his concluding remarks.
Mr. R. K. Sinha, Executive Chairman, IISSM was
of the view that people involved in private security
agencies should take incentive in creating better
professional environment to work as second line
of defense for internal security. Lt. Gen. (Retd.)
Prem Sagar, DG, IISSM stressed the need of the
hour that was to focus on human relations. A better
human relationship between the employees and employers
will automatically raise the standard of service.
Participating in panel discuss on industrial fraud
and corporate espionage experts from private detective
agency like Mr. Garry Singh said that modern technology
was a double age show while it enabled corporate
world it also work as theft of data and business
and rival companies. According to one estimate,
more than 900 billion dollars are involved in
corporate fraud in all worlds over.
As in every year, the competition for Annual Professional Awards was quite stiff. The winners in 2012 were as follows:
- Best Security Professional of the
Year - Col RS Bhandari(Retd), General
Manager, Security & Exchange Board of India,
- Emerging Security Professional of
the Year - Mr Jitendra Vaidya, Executive
Vice President - Infrastructure and Network
Management, Yes Bank Limited , Mumbai.
- Security Operations Manager of the
Year – Mr. Shamanth P Gowda, Chamber
of Security & Allied Services, Bangalore.
- Best case Study Award -
Col RS Bhandari(Retd), General Manager, Security
& Exchange Board of India, Mumbai.
Some of the eminent speakers touching on various
aspects of private sector security industry were
October 10, 2012
Panel Discussion: PSAR Act 2005 - 7 Years of experience of Security Industry
Moderator : Mr Sanjiv Srivastava
Brig S Sreeramulu
Mr. Bhaskar Rao, IPS
Mr. Gurcharan Singh Chauhan
Brig Bhanu Sud
Mr Onkar Singh Thakur
Providing Industry Leadership and Guidance to Government - An Australian Perspectiver
Mr. Bryan De Caires.
Panel Discussion: Disaster Mitigation - Developing Public Private Partnership Model
Moderator : Mr Sapan Das Gupta
Mr. George Chin, OAM
Mr. J K Sinha, IPS
Mr. S K Dheri
Col Hasmukh Patel
Mr G M Srivastava
Organisational Resilience in Combating Crisis
Mr. Geoff Askew
October 11, 2012
Disaster Mitigation and Loss Prevention through Project Impact
Mr. S J Grogan.
Positive Attitude in Handling Crisis
Mr. Rakesh Kumar Mittal, IAS.
Panel Discussion: Compliance issues and changing face of Indian Private Security Industry
Moderator : Mr Chandan Mitra
Mr. Gopal P Choudhary
Mr R L handa
Maj Gen (Retd.) S G Chatterji
Maj Mandeep Grewal
Disaster Mitigation & Loss Prevention
Mr. George Y Chin, OAM
Panel Discussion: Cash Management Services - A Game
Moderator : Ms Aditi Phadnis
Mr. A P Verma
Brig (Retd.) S Sreeramulu
Capt. L K Singh
Risk Mitigation in Cash Management Business
Mr. Oscar Estaben Sanchez
October 12, 2012
Disaster in IT Administration and Cyber Crime
Col Vishu Sikka.
Life Safety Designing of High Rise Building based on NBC, Part IV
Mr. S K Dheri.
Panel Discussion: Code of Ethics for Security Industry
Moderator : Mr Uttam Sengupta
Mr. Uday Singh
Mr. GB Singh
Mr. Geoff Askew
Maj. Avtar Singh
Panel Discussion: Increasing graph of Corporate Fraud and Espionage
Moderator : Mr T K Arun
Mr. Sachit Kumar
Mr. Subhash Wadhawan
Mr. Garry Singh
Open Feedback Session