Most housing societies in Noida and Ghaziabad have guards who have hardly undergone a mandatory training in handling untoward situations, they said, because of the majority of societies don’t want to spend much on hiring prominent security agencies and end up deploying guards who lack of training and are hired mostly on the basis of reference.
The recent incident in Lotus Boulevard in Noida, where a resident was attacked by a group of guards after an argument turned violent, could have been handled in a better way but unfortunately they had not been properly trained. Gautam Buddh Nagar has around 150 private security agencies, there are only about 20 that provide professional training to their employees. The issue of training crops up multiple times. Most societies resort to cutting costs when it comes to hiring a security agency. Agencies that offer security at low rates usually hire guards for anything between Rs 10000 and Rs 12000 a month in contrast a professional agency pays Rs 14000 – 15000. Most of the guards hired by agencies come from faraway villages and small towns to earn a living in the NCR cities.