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Starting a Security Guard Service Business

The security guard service industry or private security industry is estimated to be worth INR 22,000 crore and is projected to cross INR 40,000 crores by 2015. As early as in 2006, the Security Guard Service industry paid over Rs.10,000 crores to the Government by way of service tax, provident fund, ESI, etc., and the industry has further developed since then at a Compounded Average Growth Rate of over 25% per year. Some of the key drivers for the booming security guard service business are urbanization, development of malls/townships/apartments/office complexes and the growing feeling of insecurity amongst people. Over 5 million security guards are estimated to be in India controlled by over 1500 security guard service providers and the industry is projected to grow in the future at nearly 40% per year owning to increasing urbanization and development of infrastructure projects. The security guard service industry is inherently profitable and generate huge employment opportunities. Therefore, there is tremendous interest amongst Entrepreneurs to start a security guard service business and in this article we visit the licenses, registrations and other requirements for starting a security guard service business.

Choice of Business Entity

The security guard service business model inherently involves a few risks like employing numerous employees covered under ESI & PF, obtaining licenses and registrations for operation and exposure to liability due to the sensitive nature of the service being provided. Therefore, it is best for the promoters of a Security Guard Service Business to opt for a Private Limited Company or a Limited Liability Partnership while incorporating a business entity. Both Private Limited Company and Limited Liability Partnership offer the promoters limited liability protection, transferability of the business and continuos existence benefits.

Tax Registration

The services provided by a security guard service are taxable under the Service Tax Act and hence, security guard services that cross an annual turnover of over Rs.9 lakhs must obtain service tax registration. The security guard service provider must add an additional 12.36% of service tax to the end client while billing for security services provided after crossing an annual turnover of Rs.10 lakhs. Based on the choice of entity, the Service Tax payment must either be deposited with the government on quarterly basis or monthly basis.

ESI & PF Registration

Most times the security guards are kept on the roll of the Security Guard Agency and hence security guard agencies must be registered with ESI & PF authorities. ESI registration is a must for an organization employing over 10 people and PF registration is a must for an organization employing over 20 people.

Security Agency License

After the introduction of the Private Security Agencies Act, 2005, security service providers are required to obtain a license under the act from the Controlling Authority. The controlling authority in most states is the Police Department or the authority rests with the Home Department of that state. New security agencies must obtain the security agency license prior to commencing business and agencies that were in operation before the introduction of the Private Security Agencies Act, 2005 were allowed to function for a period of one year without the license from the time of introduction of the Act.

The Security Agency License is provided under three categories namely: License to operate Security Agency in 1 District, License to operate Security Agency in 2-5 District and License to operate Security Agency throughout the State. Once, the application is submitted to the Controlling Authority, the application is process and if found fit, a license to operate a security agency is provided for a period of 5 years. The license is renewable at the end of its expiry.

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Comments (81)

sachin gaba

Jan 09, 2015 at 2:52 PM

I want to start a Security Agency. Please guide me how i can start.

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Capt S Mehta

Mar 03, 2015 at 10:54 PM

Which city? I can provide a 2 z help & support in the form of consultancy at a very reasonable fee.

Feel free to contact on email.

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b sahu

Jun 13, 2015 at 7:28 AM

As a exarmy i wish to start a security business in hyd. Pls guide

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Jun 17, 2015 at 1:45 PM

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It is our pleasure to assist you. We think it is better to have a telephonic conversation
With our business adviser, so kindly provide your contact number to guide you better.
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vipin

Feb 04, 2015 at 1:46 PM

Want to start security services company in mp and chhattisgar state
Can you tell me each and everything regarding this

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Nitai sarkar

Feb 12, 2015 at 11:51 PM

Sir, i being a general public, am interested to start a security agency & housekeeping business.. so, what are legal papers required to start the business to become a good organisation. Initially is it possible to start from home. Also request you to inform the monetary budget minimum ( initial stage) ..explain the legal difference for name of business I.e, private limited company or limited liability partnership.and many more from your end as far as possible.
How, good market executive can be obtained?
Regards,

N.sarkar.

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Feb 17, 2015 at 5:27 AM

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varaprasad

Mar 07, 2015 at 6:56 PM

Dear sir,

Am From Andhra i would like to start a security firm. I have read you information above so that its very helpful and informative. there you mentioned pvt limited or limited libality partner that means before going to start the procedure we need to register a company name under ROC..? Can you please explain me indetails.

My number 9292301538 & u can reach me on [email protected]

Thanks&Regards,
Vara.

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Neeraj kaktwan

Mar 09, 2015 at 10:54 AM

I am Ex Army person, I Want to start security services company in Dehradun,
Can you tell me each and everything regarding this, My contact number is 9219072388…..

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sudhakar

Mar 14, 2015 at 3:42 PM

Sir, i intrested to start security agency in karnataka, please guide how to register and where step by step. thanku contact no.9741148054

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srinivas

Mar 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Sir, i being a general public, am interested to start a security agency & housekeeping business.. so, what are legal papers required to start the business to become a good organisation. Initially is it possible to start from home. Also request you to inform the monetary budget minimum ( initial stage) ..explain the legal difference for name of business I.e, private limited company or limited liability partnership.and many more from your end as far as possible.
How, good market executive can be obtained?
Regards,

srinivas

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RAJESH

Mar 28, 2015 at 3:22 PM

I have recently retired from Defence as an Officer and i want to take up the security agency work under my Pvt Limited Company. I need the professional advice and steps to do the same and the costing of the expenditure etc for enabling me to plan the finances. My tele no is 9650289797

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dhananjay kumar

Apr 04, 2015 at 10:08 AM

I want to start security guard service in faridabad and noida…..
As soon as possible ….
So i want to know the leagle prosidusre to start and where should i get the licence…… and the capital to start the bussines……

Pls reply as soon as possible

THANX N REGARDS
DHANANJAY KUMAR

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Rooparam choudhary

Apr 14, 2015 at 12:24 AM

I am from jodhpur a banking professional and want to start a security agency in 1-5 district of Rajasthan India please guide me how I can start and legal and monetary requirement for the same . mob 09694008612

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S Agarwal

May 05, 2015 at 11:30 PM

Contact for PSARA Consultation in Rajasthan @ 08696019471

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ARUN GUPTA

Apr 24, 2015 at 4:38 PM

wish to start a limited liability partnership private security agency along with security guards training center at my place in Madhya Pradesh Jabalpur CITY. syllabus aand other requirements eligibility etc information and guidance is required. I am civilian ex bank employee.

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Amit

Apr 25, 2015 at 3:23 PM

could any body help me about the processor of licence for security gaurd services in ghaziabad, noida and greater nida in uttar pradesh. what kind of documents are required? who is the concern authority? how much it will tame money and time?
pls pls pls

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anand shekhar

Apr 29, 2015 at 4:45 PM

i want to start very soon a security gaur company i want to help from expert whose can give me best and sharp idia to success my company, . .it will be very thankfull

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Nagaraja D

May 02, 2015 at 4:17 PM

DEar sir,
I want to start the Securty Services agency in karnataka, please advise me.

Contact details.
[email protected]
9945990540

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ADITYA

May 17, 2015 at 9:46 PM

I am Army person, I Want to start security services company in Maharashtra,
Can you tell me each and everything regarding this, pl contact me on 9419624035 [email protected]

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saroj rawat

May 18, 2015 at 6:02 PM

My husband is near to retirement from Indian army. he is planning to open a security agency in Dehradun. Please provide me legal as well as financial requirements for the same.
Thanks and regards
Saroj Rawat

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M.sivasamy

May 23, 2015 at 7:43 PM

I am from coimbatore, I want to start a security service company, please provide me the legal and financial requirements for the same, my contact tel no : 00919791433525.

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Ram

Jun 12, 2015 at 10:39 AM

We are running a partnership firm in ghaziabad and providing Housekeeping, Cleaning, Horticulture services to Northern Railway,IOCL, Ministry of Agri, NGO’s and corporate cleints.
We would like to add security service also.
We need PSARA Licence , we have esi, epf, service tax nos.
we are also registered with NSIC Govt. of India.
We need consultant who can work for us for PSARA licence and more
Regards,
Ram
9717654115
Ghaziabad Delhi NCR

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IndiaFilings

Jun 17, 2015 at 2:56 PM

Dear Sir,
Thank you for contacting IndiaFilings.com!
One of our Business adviser will contact you . Looking forward to work with you in the near future. Have a great day.
Regards,
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kamal

Jun 26, 2015 at 2:48 PM

Hi , I am start new security agency in karnataka .. bangalore. . Pls guide

Regards
Kamal

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IndiaFilings

Jun 26, 2015 at 5:56 PM

Dear sir,
Greetings from IndiaFilings.com, India’s premier online consulting co!!
Please provide your email address and contact number, so that we can ask our business adviser to call you.
Looking forward to work with you in the near future. Have a great day.
Thanks & Regards,

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Y.VIVEKANANDA

Jun 29, 2015 at 9:56 PM

Sir, i being a general public Resident of Hyderabad I am interested to start a security agency & housekeeping business.. so, what are legal papers required to start the business to become a good organisation. Initially is it possible to start from home. Also request you to inform the monetary budget minimum ( initial stage) ..explain the legal difference for name of business I.e, private limited company or limited liability partnership.and many more from your end as far as possible My phone no 09177968405.
How, good market executive can be obtained?
Regards Thanking you

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IndiaFilings

Jun 30, 2015 at 9:37 AM

Dear sir,
Greetings from IndiaFilings.com, India’s premier online consulting co!!
Please provide your email address and contact number, so that we can ask our business adviser to call you.
Looking forward to work with you in the near future. Have a great day.
Thanks & Regards,

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sourabh

Jul 03, 2015 at 11:25 PM

i am interested to start a security agency plz tel me some details … my contact n. is 09074145252….

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IndiaFilings

Jul 04, 2015 at 9:10 AM

Dear Sir,
Greetings from IndiaFilings.com, India’s premier online consulting co!!
It is our pleasure to assist you. We think it is better to have a telephonic conversation
With our business adviser for detailed business consultation, so kindly provide your contact number to guide you better.
Looking forward to work with you in the near future. Have a great day.
Thanks & Regards,
IndiaFilings Team

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Udit kumar arora

Jul 07, 2015 at 10:24 PM

Sir I m a b-tech student and I want to start security services in up I m doing my b-tech from Jalandhar ,These time I m on holidays so plz tell me how can I start my business because I want to be settle In my life before b-tech plz tell me proper way my contact detail 09170327428

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veer gill

Jul 14, 2015 at 11:57 AM

i am interested to start a security agency plz tel me full details and what papers required.

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PUSHKAR GUPTA

Jul 17, 2015 at 8:55 PM

DEAR sIR
I want to start a security guard agency in the bhiwadi in state of rajasthan as well in gurgaon. please guide me formalities and documentation.

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PUSHKAR GUPTA

Jul 17, 2015 at 8:59 PM

i have a nidhi company in bhiwadi rajasthan please suggest working procedure of nidhi regarding of Deposit and loan how can we giving and taking loan and deposit. Can we take deposit and loan in cash if yes what is limit of cash loan if any. if you are providing monthly services please contact us on 9610326891.

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PUSHKAR GUPTA

Jul 17, 2015 at 9:00 PM

DEAR sIR
I want to start a security guard agency in the bhiwadi in state of rajasthan as well in gurgaon. please guide me formalities and documentation. mob 9610326891

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Yogendra Mohan

Jul 24, 2015 at 12:15 PM

i want to open security agency in allahabad , I am retiered army man
, what benefit for me to open , how much money it takes to open , with all the formality
what are the requirement needed to me

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Aninda Nath

Sep 21, 2015 at 10:35 PM

if I am opening a security guard company, do I have to be a army or police man (or ex)

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Nilesh Tiwari

Oct 08, 2015 at 2:55 AM

Dear Sir,
I obtained psara license and further help to register my under private limited firm

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Rajesh Gupta

Oct 12, 2015 at 2:51 AM

DEAR sIR
I want to start a security guard agency in the Mumbai in state of Maharashtra as well in Bhopal in state of M.P . please guide me formalities and documentation.my mobile no is.

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Akshat Seth

Oct 14, 2015 at 10:20 PM

Pl advise me on eligibility and course qualification required to operate a security agency.

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Anish NAir

Oct 17, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Hello, I’ m an Ex-Army Officer, I am about to open a security agency of my own, in my district, Thiruvananathapuram.
Can you please tell me about the legal and monetary concerns for starting the venture and also about the dos and don’ts in this business. y

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Subedar Sudesh Singh Chauhan

Oct 17, 2015 at 11:43 AM

I am retiring from army we 31 Aug 2015. I am interested to open security agency in Bareilly valor for whole U.P. Request a dive procedure and how much time and money will be consumed

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PRAKASH

Oct 17, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Am a retd def offr in security business for over 4 years .
Anyone wanting consultancy can contact.

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JITENDRA SINGH CHAUDHARY

Oct 18, 2015 at 2:23 PM

what is the system to start a new private security agency in Uttar Pradesh ?? give the reply

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vikramaditya

Oct 29, 2015 at 4:21 PM

Pls contact me on my email me the details about all types of security service provider business setup with legal fremwork traning institution & costing project report with organisation structure chart maharashtra nasik pune location

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rajesh kumar singh

Nov 02, 2015 at 9:24 PM

i want to open my own security guard agency please advice how to start the company , registration license etc and earlier investment my mobile no.

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Bhuvanesh kumar

Nov 23, 2015 at 11:09 PM

Hi Friends, I am From chennai and I already running a Private Security Agency in the Name of ” Diamond Security Agency” A facility Management company. I am Planning to expand in Andra Pradesh, Karnataka, Banglore and Kerala. I need an Ex-Service man from the respective state who will be a partner to me and to take care of the company, I need investment also to develop. People who are really interested can mail me. once I am satisfied with you I will share my contact Number,
Regards,

Bhuvanesh kumar

[email protected]

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nagaraja d

Dec 04, 2015 at 3:36 PM

i want to open the security agency at bellary area, please guide me.

Nagaraja D
9945990540

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Syed Hasham

Dec 10, 2015 at 6:11 PM

Sir, i being a general public Resident of Bangalore, I am interested to start a security agency & housekeeping business.. so, what are legal papers required to start the business to become a good organisation. Initially is it possible to start from home. Also request you to inform the monetary budget minimum ( initial stage) ..explain the legal difference for name of business I.e, private limited company or limited liability partnership.and many more from your end as far as possible My phone no 9742070063.

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mriganshu shekhar

Dec 12, 2015 at 8:56 PM

Want to start security services company in pune you tell me each and everything regarding this

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C M Pradhan

Dec 13, 2015 at 6:19 PM

Sir, i am from Angul, Odisha, I am interested to start a security agency . So, what are legal papers required to start . Please advice me .

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Sateesh vemula

Dec 14, 2015 at 11:08 AM

Hi this is sateesh vemula EX – navy i want to open a security agency in hyderabad so please help in doing process for registration

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atul

Dec 16, 2015 at 7:18 PM

Good evening,
I am planning for starting the security agency business in rajasthan kindly brief the legal procedure and etc…

Regards
Atul

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mahesh kumar

Feb 01, 2016 at 12:42 PM

Sir I want to start a security guard agency in uttar Pradesh plz guide me how can I start this.
Regards
Mahesh kumar

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IndiaFilings

Feb 26, 2016 at 7:02 PM

Hi mahesh,
Surly we can help you with that please contact our business advisors @ 04440247777 or email [email protected]

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Anit Kumar

Feb 14, 2016 at 9:31 PM

I am planning to open a security agency, pls guide me

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IndiaFilings

Feb 19, 2016 at 5:47 AM

Sure Anit. We can help. Please email your requirements to [email protected] or contact 04440247777 to talk to an IndiaFilings Business Advisor.

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ravi tawde

Feb 17, 2016 at 11:46 AM

we are from mumbai, we want to start unarmed security force agency in mumbai and then in maharashtra. can u to help us with all paper work doing activity and license activity. if yes what will be your charges.

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IndiaFilings

Feb 18, 2016 at 5:18 AM

Hi Ravi, yes, we can surely help you start the business. The charges will start from Rs.7899 for a LLP registration or Rs.15899 for company registration. Please send us your contact details to [email protected] or call us at 04440247777 to talk to a IndiaFilings Business Advisor.

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RAKESH KUMAR SRIVASTAV

Feb 17, 2016 at 12:26 PM

Am From Ghaziabad i would like to start a security firm. I have read you information above so that its very helpful and informative. there you mentioned pvt limited or limited libality partner that means before going to start the procedure we need to register a company name under ROC..? Can you please explain me indetails.

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IndiaFilings

Feb 18, 2016 at 5:16 AM

Yes, its good to have a private limited company or LLP before starting the firm, so that the security agency license can be applied in the name of the company or LLP. Please send us your phone number with details to [email protected] or call us at 0444024777 to talk to our Business Advisor.

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Jessy

Feb 17, 2016 at 5:03 PM

Hi my dad worked in armed force and also as a security head with some agency so now I am planning to help him with starting a security agency of his own. Can u pleases guide me

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IndiaFilings

Feb 18, 2016 at 5:13 AM

Sure can Jessy. Please email us your phone number to [email protected] or call 04440247777.

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vishal mittal

Feb 25, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Sir,

I want to have the pasara license in uttarakhand. please give your suggestion and suitable heip.

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IndiaFilings

Feb 26, 2016 at 4:43 PM

Hi vishal, you can discuss this with our Business Advisors. Please contact 04440247777 or email [email protected]

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Ramkumar

Mar 12, 2016 at 11:53 PM

Hi sir Want to start a security guard agency in bangalore Pl guide

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Sumesh

Mar 17, 2016 at 11:19 AM

Hi Ramkumar,
You can discuss this with our Business Advisors. Please contact 04440247777 or email [email protected]

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Sachin kamble

Mar 14, 2016 at 2:43 PM

I want to start new security business….pls help me on this….

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Sumesh

Mar 16, 2016 at 6:56 PM

Hi Sachin,
you can discuss this with our Business Advisors. Please contact 04440247777 or email [email protected]

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gyan

Mar 17, 2016 at 3:28 PM

I am running a security agency in bihar and planning to expand if someone intrested please contact 7763811182

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Sumesh

Mar 18, 2016 at 10:08 AM

Hi gyan,
you can discuss this with our Business Advisors. Please contact 04440247777 or email [email protected]

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Gaurav Kumar

Apr 08, 2016 at 1:32 PM

Hii
I want to start new Security Guard Agency please guide me. at Mob- +91-8002124277 & [email protected]

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Sumesh

Apr 08, 2016 at 3:18 PM

Hi Gaurav,
I want to more details about your business plan,please call our business advisors @ 04440247777.

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Sandip Patil

Jun 20, 2016 at 7:48 PM

I want to start new Security Guard Agency I have no idea this Please guide me how to start this & give me all details about this.
Email – [email protected]
Mo. – 9730909190

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Nilesh

Apr 06, 2017 at 1:06 PM

Pl contact me 9820326071

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Ashok kumar

Apr 13, 2017 at 6:53 AM

Hi sir mi ashok kumar.
9910823565

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Shashikant Yadav

Apr 13, 2017 at 9:47 AM

Hello sir please mention how to get license and where to apply, to get new license.

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shivdas

Apr 23, 2017 at 11:14 PM

Hi sir.
I want to start HR recruitment and security agency. Please help me
My contact no .7083332676

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rafi

Apr 26, 2017 at 9:48 PM

i started a security guard agency two units are running successfully, how shoul i get security guard contracts from companies , and industries how many ways are there to get contracts

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Basant soni

Mar 20, 2018 at 1:23 AM

My name is Basant soni I am live in Indore my qualification 10th pass I am do the job security guard in eicher motors limited my experience 5 years

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