Murthy gives pep talk to top CISF brass; talks security
With the government extending CISF cover to the private sector post-26/11, Infosys chief mentor N R Narayana Murthy today addressed the top brass of the paramilitary force in an attempt to forge better understanding on security issues between the two stakeholders.india Updated: Sep 14, 2010 23:38 IST
With the government extending CISF cover to the private sector post-26/11, Infosys chief mentor N R Narayana Murthy today addressed the top brass of the paramilitary force in an attempt to forge better understanding on security issues between the two stakeholders.
Murthy delivered a lecture on the requirement of a good security apparatus to top IPS and other senior officers of the force, who had gathered here from across the country for a bi-annual operations conference to review and chalk out security related plans.
Murthy's participation in an operations meet of the force assumes significance as the Infosys campuses of Bangalore and Mysore are amongst the first where CISF was deployed after it was mandated to guard the private sector last year.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) protects and secures country's 58 major airports, the Delhi Metro and other vital and strategic installations of the country including those in Naxal-dominated areas.
The founder chairman of software giant Infosys said that "with the deployment of the force in the private sector, the sense of security of this sector has gone up and he added that security and development go hand-in-hand," CISF Assistant Inspector General Rohit Katiyar said.
The CISF made its maiden security foray into the private sector with the Infosys campus in Bangalore in July last year and subsequently went on to add the firm's Mysore campus along with other economic ventures like the Electronics city and Wipro establishment in Bangalore among the others under its security umbrella.
Earlier, UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani also gave a lecture to CISF officers on the first day of the conference yesterday underlining continuous upgrade of various aspects of security and data capturing involved in the delivery of the unique numbers for the residents of the country.
The force has been mandated to protect the private sector with an amendment in the CISF Act in January last year following the Mumbai terror attacks of 2008.