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PSARA (Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act) License

PSARA license is required for opening of any private security agency in India which provide trained security guards and other security services to various organizations across the country. These security agencies are governed by an act called the Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act, 2005

Following are the eligibility criteria that need to be fulfil for obtaining PASARA License under the PSARA Act, 2005 are:

Eligibility criteria for Companies: In accordance with the Private Security Agencies Act, 2005, any company who wants to register under the PSARA License need to register itself as:

  • Private Limited Company
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • One Person Company (OPC)
  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Partnership Firm

Eligibility Criteria for Director / Principal Officer

  • For being the director or principal officer of a company, one must fulfil the following criteria described below:
  • The person must be a citizen of India
  • Also, he should be financially sound for bearing the costs of running the PSA
  • He should never be convicted for any legal offence
  • Finally, he had never been convicted by an eligible court for any offence

Eligibility Criteria to Become a Security Guard

  • The person must be an Indian citizen
  • The age limit of the person must be between 18 to 65
  • The person must be trained
  • Furthermore, the person must not have been terminated from any government service, under any circumstances.
  • Also, the person must satisfy all the prescribed physical standards
  • Lastly, the person should assure the PSA about his character.

For obtaining the PSARA License the required documents vary from state to state, However there are some common documents which require to be attached along with the application which are as follows:

  • Identity proofs of the directors and employees
  • Address proof of the office of the agency
  • The affidavit obtained under Private Security Agencies Regulation Act
  • Logo of the agency
  • PAN Card of promoters
  • Two photographs of the promoters
  • Details of registration obtained from the Service tax department
  • Certificate under the Shops and Establishment Act
  • ESI Registration
  • Provident fund registration
  • Affidavit of the security training
  • Armed license
  • Character certificate for employees
  • Copy of Income Tax Return of each director
  • Company incorporation certificate
  • Signed Memorandum of association with the training institute
  • Details of the security guard.
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