PSARA License is a prerequisite before any person starts a private security business in India. The Private Security Agency means an entity which involves in the business of providing Security Guards and other related services at an establishment as an alternate to the police. The operation of the private security agencies are governed by The Private Security Agencies Regulation Act, 2005, popularly known as PSARA.
After the enactment of the PSARA (act), it is mandatory for an security agency to obtain Licence from the State Controlling Authority Concerned prior to commencing the business and in case of non compliance the law provides for stringent penal consequences. The application for license to start a private security agency is made to the competent authority if the state. The PSARA License is issued to operate in one or more district of a particular state or for the entire state.
WHO CAN APPLY
LLP or Partnership firm
A limited or Private Limited company
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR PSARA LICENCE
Business Registration proof
Proof of Registered Office
Signed MOA with Recognised Training Institute to Provide training to Its Supervisor and guards
Documents of Security Guards
Two Photographs of Each Promoters
PAN Card of Each Promoter
Identity & Address Proof of All directors/Partners/prop. as case may be
ITR Copy of Each director
PF and ESIC Certificate
Police Verification Form -I for every directors/Partners/prop.
A person from the army, navy or air force with a minimum of three years of experience, must be given preference.
Time For Issue Of PSARA
The total time to complete the process for grant of PSARA License is approximate of 30-40 days from the date of filing the PSARA application. An application for a Licence can be made for a district or five districts or a state.
The application process is different for each state.