The Action Plan for 2018-19, collectively ready by way of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Home Affairs, is now being carried out at 50 civil airports around the nation. It will probably be carried out collectively by way of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
As in line with the plan of BCAS, the regulatory frame for aviation safety, a complete of three,049 aviation safety posts of CISF were abolished and changed by way of 1,924 non-public safety group of workers. Along with this, good surveillance applied sciences like CCTV cameras and luggage scanners can be used.
A senior safety professional mentioned, “This new security infrastructure will create over 1,900 jobs in the aviation sector. This will also increase the manpower of CISF so that the force will be able to meet the increasing requirements of security duty at new airports and existing airports under security cover.
He said that with this arrangement, the expenditure on aviation security of airport operators will also be reduced somewhat. An analysis has found that armed CISF personnel are not required for many non-sensitive tasks and such tasks can be done by private security personnel, while some areas can be monitored with CCTV cameras.
BCAS Joint Director General Jaideep Prasad told PTI that the private security agencies and their personnel will be approved by the BCAS and they will be governed by the rules made for aviation security.
Another official said private security personnel have been deployed at Delhi, Mumbai and other airports for non-sensitive duties. These include tasks such as queue management, security assistance to airline personnel and passengers, and surveillance at certain locations within the terminal area.
Along with this, the official made it clear that CISF will continue to provide details of passengers on entry into the airport, passenger screening, anti-sabotage operations, further investigation and all counter-terrorism services as before.