Special Security Force for Industrial Security in Uttar Pradesh

Published: June 29, 2020

The Uttar Pradesh government is to create a dedicated Security force that will look after the security of airport, district courts, industrial institutions, banks and metro rails.

Highlights

The Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force (UPSSF) will be created by the Uttar Pradesh Government to secure its industries. The force will operate in a similar way as that of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

About the Force

The force is to be given special training with modern security equipment. Also, they will be informed about the modern gadgets and techniques. They will also be deployed in protecting religious sites and pilgrimages.

What is the plan?

The State Government is to constitute 5 battalions of UPSSF. The headquarters of UPSSF is to be located in Lucknow.

Background

As Law and Order of the state is as state subject, the state government has complete powers to constitute such forces.

The Allahabad High Court had earlier directed that Uttar Pradesh State Government to form a force for security on court premises in December 2019.

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