The spokesperson for the Security Association of Goa, Ronald Pinto, while briefing media said that the SAG has impressed upon the government to provide a training academy for security agencies in the state. Pinto said that the academy will help the youth to secure gainful employment. The President of SAG Narayan Desai, along with Secretary Dhanraj Halmalkar, Joint Secretary Agnelo Pereira, Treasurer Sameer Toraskar, and spokesperson Ronald Pinto met the Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar at the Secretariat at Porvorim.
During the discussion Pinto on behalf of the president and members of the Security Association of Goa highlighted the need for having a common Security Training Academy for private security personnel employed through various security agencies in the state. Further Pinto submitted that it is difficult for every security agency to have their own infrastructure and maintain a full-fledged training unit as required under Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act 2005 and Rules 2008.
After giving a patient hearing the Chief Minister asked the SAG to submit a proposal to the government on setting up a training academy. The president of SAG Narayan Desai has asked its members to draw up a plan to hold camps at various locations in Goa to welcome youth into its fold as security personnel.