Post Ryan killing, 14 schools seek CISF’s security audit

Fourteen schools have approached the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to get a professional security audit done of their premises and effectively secure students, a development that has come in the wake of the killing of a boy in a Gurugram school. The paramilitary force, that works under the command of the Union Home Ministry, had some time ago back written to schools across the country extending services of its special consultancy wing that provides security suggestions to organisations and agencies.

“Till date, 14 schools from all parts of the country have requested the CISF to provide consultancy service to strengthen their security apparatus for the safety and protection of school children,” CISF spokesperson Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Hemendra Singh said. He said that those who had shown an interest in the offer made by the CISF include reputed schools from Kolkata, Mumbai and Dehradun.

“Expert teams of the consultancy wing will soon visit these schools and prepare a professional security blueprint for them,” Mr. Singh said.The CISF security consultancy wing was raised in 1999 and till now it has provided its expert advice to over 150 organisations or institutions, including IITs, IIMs, RBI and the National Police Academy in Hyderabad among others.The wing also posted its best result this year as it earned ₹2.54 crore revenue as government fee for providing these services. “There has been noticeable surge in revenue earned through consultancy fee in the last four years,” Mr. Singh added.

“Average annual revenue earning till 2013 since inception was ₹20 lakh whereas in last four years the wing has earned revenue of ₹7.06 crore. This takes the average annual revenue for the last four years to ₹1.77 crore,” Mr. Singh said. During this calendar year, he said, the total revenue earning was ₹2.54 crore which was the “highest ever in a single calendar year since inception of the consultancy services”. The previous best earning through consultancy was of ₹2.10 crore in 2015, he said.