Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Core airport security not privatised: Government

No core security activity is being privatised at airports across the country and only non-core security is being outsourced, government said in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

 “No core security activity is being privatised. Core security is with the government. Only non-core security is being outsourced to involve them in areas like baggage pick up as trained manpower is required. We follow the pattern of security as laid down in the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security,” Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said when asked whether core security was being outsourced.

To a question on installation of inland baggage screening equipment to prevent long queues at airports, the Minister said it was an expensive system and its installation depended on the number of passengers at airports.

The system is in place at some airports. But it depends on the number of passengers. Where passengers are high, the equipment will be installed,” Raju said, adding that this was a dynamic process.

In his written reply, he said there were no laid down regulations on reporting time for air travellers at airports.
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