Dhaka, Aug 23 (BDNEWS) – Private security service providers and owners on Wednesday protested some new rules of the recently approved ‘Private Security Service Regulation-2006’.
At a press conference held at the Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU), leaders of the ‘Bangladesh Professional Security Service Providers Association’ (BPSSPA) and Metropolitan Security Service Owners Association (MSSOA), said that it was not possible for them to follow many of the government decisions.
They said that the government had imposed several decisions, including Tk 200,000 as registration fee, Tk 500,000 as deposit money and Tk 50,000 as renewal fee, on them, which they termed as “illogical”.
They also protested the new decision of 28-day compulsory training of the private security personnel in the Ansar Academy and the salary structure that fixed minimum salary at Tk 2,700.
Besides, the private security service owners also protested the provision of minimum academic qualifications the government had imposed for recruiting security personnel.
The press conference was attended, among others, by Colonel (Rtd.) Khaled Aziz, Major (Rtd.) Julfikar and Kamrul Islam Sajal.
About 100,000 people are working as security personnel in about 300 private security service agencies
The private security system was launched in the country in early eighties. But, there were no government rules and regulations.