Private Security License(PSARA)

Services Offered :
  • Documentation & Consultancy
  • Preparation of Application (File)
  • Filing of Application on your behalf
  • End to End Follow Up with Department
  • Assistance at the time of inspection
  • Representation before competent authority


Private Security License(PSARA)

Private Security Agencies are those organisations involved in providing security ser-vices including training of security guards.The operation of private security agencies are governed by The Private Security Agencies Regulation Act, 2005 in short called as‘ PSARA’. With rising concerns about crime and terrorism, the demand for private security services is increas-ing steadily among the public to protect themselves against different types of crime. This has led to increase in Private Security Agencies. In order to safeguard against antisocial / anti national elements entering into this business of Private security service the government has regulated the formation and operation of these agencies through an act called Private Security Agencies Regulation Act, 2005 as it is a matter of national security. Security is a matter of concurrent list of Constitution thus the concerned state government, in which private security agency is located and providing its services, is empowered to regulate their affairs and may formulate rules in respect of it. No person or private security agency can commence a business or provide security guard without holding a PSARA license under the PSARA .


Pre-condition for PSARA
Pre-condition for PSARA
While filing the application for Private Security Agency Regulation Act, 2005, copies of registration certificate under various other Acts to be annexed with the application form.
  1. Allotment of PAN
  2. Registration with GST
  3. Provident fund (PF) registration
  4. Employees State Insurance(ESI) registration
  5. Registration of establishment under Shops & Establishment
  6. Registration under Contractual labour Act
Stages of licence and area of operation
Stages of licence and area of operation
The antecedent verification is to be filled with the respective authorities for each and every who is the part applicant firm and then application for the PSARA licence need to be filed before controlling authority of the particular state. After getting an application, the Controlling Authority makes such inquiries as it thinks necessary. Once the NOC is issued from the concerned Police authorities, controlling authority may either grants the license or rejects with a reason. The total time to complete the process is 60 days from the date of making an application. An application for license can be made for a district or for five districts or for a state. The application process is different for each state.
Condition of licence
Condition of licence
The PSARA specifies that every security agency requires to engage supervisors to supervise the work of security guards. The security agency is required to provide the necessary training and skills to the supervisors. A person from army, navy or air force with minimum 3 years of experience, must be given a preference while engaging a supervisor. The Act specifies the criteria, qualification and disqualification for a security guard. The Act specifies about the eyesight, health condition as well as about the uniform of the persons to be employed as security guard.
Documents required for PSARA Licence

Certificate of Incorporation of the company or LLP

MOA &AOA of the company or Partnership deed as the case may be.

List of directors, Board Resolution to start a business of PSARA and authorization to the authorised signatory

Affidavit as per PSARA Act.

Memorandum of understanding from security training institute

Ownership proof for principal place of business

Logo for the security agency

Identity card for all employees.

Detailed armed licences

Character verification certificate for the employees.

Uniform pattern