What is Pasara License?

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 Pasara.

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 noncompliance 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 Pasara License is issued to operate in one or more district of a particular state or for the entire state.

What are The Eligibility Criteria to Apply for PSARA License?
There are specific specified eligibility criteria that any aspirants must fulfil to obtain this license.

The eligibilities under the Pasara Act, 2005 are:

Eligibility criteria for Companies:
In accordance with the Private Security Agencies Act, 2005, any company who wants to register under the Pasara License need to register itself as:
1. Private Limited Company
2. Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
3. One Person Company (OPC)
4. Sole Proprietorship
5. Partnership Firm

Eligibility Criteria for Director/Officer
1. The applicant must be a resident of India.
2. The applicant must be financially stable to afford the cost of operations.
3. Never had any criminal records.

Eligibility Criteria for Becoming a Private Security Guard
Following Criteria must be followed for becoming a security guard and getting appointed by the private security agencies:
1. The applicant must be the citizen of India.
2. The applicant age must be more than 18 and less than 65 years in age.
3. The applicant must have gone through the Security training.
4. The applicant should never have been terminated from the government service.

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The Services which are included in our package are as Follows:
✅ Consultation
✅ Prior Art search
✅ Application Filing
✅ Pasara License

Documents Required for Obtaining Pasara License

1. Certificate of Company’s Incorporation
2. Signed MOA(Memorandum of Understanding)
3. Id proofs of the Security guard
4. Identity proofs of all the Directors and employees
5. Address proof of the Registered Office
6. The affidavit obtained under the PSARA
7. Logo for the Private security agency
8. PAN details of the promoters
9. Registration from ESI (Employees States Insurance)
10. Affidavit of the security training
11. Documents of the PF (Provident Fund)
12. Two photographs of promoters
13. Copy of ITR (Income Tax Return) of every Director
14. Character certificate of all the employees

Steps for Pasara License

1. Arranging Documents
The first step to apply for a Pasara Licence is to gather all necessary registrations such as Pan Card, TAN Number, GST, PF, ESI, Registration of establishment under Shops & Establishment Act, ITR of every director, etc.

2. MOU With a Training Institute
0institute for training its guards and supervisors. Every state has recognised various security training institutes for this purpose.

3. Police Verification
An application for police verification is filed in Form -I by the applicant, and in case the applicant is a firm, company or any other association of person, separate verification form shall be filed for every, partner or directors.

4. Application Filing
The pasara application is filed before the controlling authority of Pasara, which is then processed for verification. After receipt of the NOC from the concerned Police authorities, controlling authority may either grants the Licence or rejects with a reason.

5. Conditions Of Pasara Licence
The Pasara specifies the criteria, qualification, and disqualification for a security guard. and the applicant must engage supervisors to supervise the work of security guards. A person from the army, navy or air force with a minimum of three years of experience, must be given preference.

Renewal of Pasara License
The applicant has to make an application in not less than 90 days before the License expiry date.

Expiration Period of Pasara License
The Pasara license is valid only for five years from the date of issuance of the license. However, in states like Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the validity is only one year

FAQ On Patent

What Pasara License

Is procedure for grant of Pasara Licence differs from state to state?
Yes, Though the Indian Parliament passes the main Law regulating the private security business as The Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act, 2005. However, it provides that every state or union territory shall appoint its controlling authority and frame rules and procedure for making application for the grant of the Pasara Licence.

What is the Validity of Pasara License?
The Licence granted to engage or provide Private Security Guard under The Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act, 2005 is valid for five years in most of the states. However, in the states like Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand it is valid for one year. The renewal for the Licence can be filed 90 days before the expiry of the Licence.

Can An Agency Work In Any State Once It Obtains The Licence In One Particular State?
Every state grants this Licence after the agency fulfils the requirements raised by the authority. An agency can not work in the state where it does not have Pasara Licence. It merely means that the said Licence is state specific and to work/operate in other states, one is supposed to apply for Pasara Licence at respective State controlling authority.