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Security knowledge & skill development council (SKSDC) : Benchmarking the standards

To transform the PSS from an unorganised one by taking initiatives on developing the driving forces of Knowledge and Skills to address the interest of all stakeholders of the industry.

The Private Security Sector (PSS), which is the second largest employer of manpower after the Agriculture Sector, lies in the unorganised sector of our economy and is perhaps not optimally motivated, trained or equipped to successfully take on the challenges that confront it. This sector employing approximately seven million people and growing at an annual rate of 25 per cent comprises youth lacking in education and hailing from the weaker sections of our society. Honing their skills therefore, falls within the ambit of our Prime Ministers vision of up skilling the youth of our country in preparing them to take their rightful place in India’s growing economy. With a thought of providing best Skills and Knowledge to the youth of India and develop unique security practices, SKSDC was formed in March 2011.

Formation Of SKSDC
Formed in March 2011 as a Section 25 Company (Not for Profit). As per requirement of NSDC, the board of directors comprise lead players of PSS in terms of turnover besides end users and other stake holders. These include G4S, Tops Security, Checkmate Services, Bombay Intelligence Security India, ISS SDB, SLV Security Services, SSMS, Premier Shield, Securitas India, Trig Guardforce, SAI, KSS and an Agency representing smaller companies. It is also represented by members from NSDC, CAPSI, CII, FICCI and Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO) amongst others.

Institutional Arrangements for Up Skilling
To achieve this up skilling, institutional arrangements have been finalized at the national level which consist of the National Council for Skill Development chaired by the Prime Minister, a National Skill Development Coordination Board under the Planning Commission and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) funded by the Ministry of Finance for promoting skill development in the private sector. NSDC set up in July 2008, is in the process of setting up Sector Skill Council (SSCs) in different sectors of the economy. One of the first such councils set up through the lead provided by Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) is the Security Knowledge and Skill Development Council (SKSDC) for addressing issues related to PSS.

Area Of Functioning

  • Undertake Skill Gap Analysis
  • Set up effective LMIS
  • Set National Occupational Standards (NOS)
  • Approve Curricula
  • Training of Master Trainers
  • Accredit Training Providers
  • Accredit Awarding/Certification Bodies
  • Institute Assessment & Certification process.

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