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IT sector to get CISF security: Home Minister

Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil says the Centre is ready to amend the law to allow the CISF to provide security cover for the Information Technology industry.

india Updated: Jul 26, 2008 01:28 IST

With the country's IT hub in Bangalore coming under terror radar, the Centre on Friday said it was ready to amend the law to allow the Central Industrial Security Force(CISF) to provide security cover for the billion dollar Information Technology industry there. ( Watch )

Shortly after multiple blasts rocked Bangalore and claimed two lives, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil told reporters here that there has been a constant demand from the IT industry that the expertise of CISF personnel be also made available to the private sector for security duties.

The garden city is home to some 1,500 foreign and domestic firms including IT majors like Infosys and Wipro.

"We have decided to provide security to private sector also especially the IT industry in Bangalore. IT sector has come up very well and we are ready to amend the law and provide security to them," Patil said.

Patil said the Centre was always ready to provide CISF personnel for the IT industry but the law only allowed Public Sector Units (PSUs) to have the benefit of this para-military organisation.