The Government of Bihar has amended the Bihar Private Security Agencies Rules, 2011. Vide this amendment-
· In rule 3, new sub-rule (2) is inserted which reads as- The Controlling Authority shall be responsible for creating a web management system, where, as far as possible, relevant information such as Act, Rules, procedures, circulars and notices may be made available for general public. The State Government shall formulate and notify rules regarding the online processing of licence and registration of applications through official website of Home Department of the Government of Bihar.
· In rule 10, sub-rule (3) is substituted which reads as- Applications shall be submitted to the Controlling Authority, either personally or by registered post, only after pre-registering it, through the web site. The applications shall accompany an affidavit by the applicant in prescribed Form-XI.
· In rule 11, sub-rule (1) the clause “The licence will be valid for 3 years” shall be substituted by clause “Validity period of the licence will be of 5 years, unless cancelled under the Act and Rules”.
· In Rule 13-
i. Sub rule (1) shall be substituted which reads as- (1) Every Private Agency shall apply to the Controlling Authority for the renewal of Licence in prescribed Form-V, not less than 45 days before the date of expiry of the validity of licence.”
ii. New sub rule (3) shall be inserted which reads as- The applicant shall submit an affidavit regarding the correctness of all the information furnished in the application and to abide by the conditions for the licence, in Form-XI along with the application.
iii. In Rule 14, new sub rule (3) shall be inserted which reads as- The Controlling Authority shall renew the license, after being satisfied with the application, compliance of the conditions of renewal by the applicant and the affidavit mentioned in rule 13(3).”