Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government is going to constitute State Industrial Security Force in line with the Central Industrial Security Force to provide security to various Central, industrial and private institutions in the state.

The state Finance Ministry gave its nod to the proposal which intends to set up two battalions in the first phase.

MP Home Minister Umashankar Gupta held a meeting with officials over recruitment and training process for SISF personnel.

Gupta said, “If a private institution wants security cover, it will have to contact Inspector General Trade and Investment Facilitation Corporation, Vijay Kumar.”

State Home Minister issued directions to fulfill all the criteria to set up the SISF whose headquarters would be Bhopal.

The SISF police forces would be provided for the security of the institutions which are required to pay for it. The process will not incur any cost to the state exchequer.

Presently, state police forces are deployed for security duty. They would be withdrawn from the duty. This will also deal with staff crunch of the state police force. The proposed move will generate 2,000 new opportunities for the candidates as well.

Several top officials including Director General of Police SK Raut, DGP Home Guard Nandan Dube, Home Secretary Alok Ranjan, IG Home Guard Shailesh Singh and Additional Home Secretary Shahid Avsar attended the meeting.