I am not writing this to KPKB but to share with all my fellow security guards. I have a very nasty encounter with a security agency at the “Frontline” of the Year-end Festive Season Packages – Deepavali.
I believed many are not aware about this Police Licensing & Regulatory Department’s (PLRD) regulation that a security agency can simply notify PLRD that you will be under their employment and withold the notification for 14 days, simply base on the submission of your job application form.
This can be done without any form of contract/agreement entered and the security agency need not inform the applicant at all about the notification.
All security guards are fully aware that one is only allowed 2 notification with PLRD. Once fully utilised, you will not be able to work under other agency.
I raised the issue to PLRD and received a reply from them on the 15th day.
Quoting the official email & letter from PLRD:-
“In this regard, there is no regulatory breach as the agency has ceased the notification within the requisite 14 days period.”
In my numerous emails to PLRD starting on Nov 06, 2015 I have stated the following facts.
On Nov 02, I went for a Walk-in Interview for a Deepavali’s package offered by a security agency. I filled in the application form and was told that latest by Nov 04, they will inform us on the outcome, whether successful or not.
On Nov 04, I did not received any notification from the agency.
On Nov 05, I called the agency and I was told the officer will call back by the same day but he never call back at all.
On Nov 06, I decided to look for another agency to work with but was told that my 2 notifications were already fully utilised.
I made a search on PLUS personally, and was shocked to find out that the “Frontline Deepavali Package” security agency had already notified PLRD on the very day I submitted the application but they have withhold the notification from me.
I immediately called the agency to cancel the notification immediately as I agreed to work for another agency and there was a formal agreement signed. The lady at that agency rudely refused to cancel the notification. She claimed that the agency can withhold my notification for 14 days and challenge me to complain to PLRD if I am not happy.
I wrote an email to PLRD about the incident.
I also wrote an email to that security agency stating I have no intention to work with them and requested them to cancel my notification with PLRD immediately.
On Nov 20, I checked online with PLRD and found out finally the notification was cancelled.
I also finally received an email later from PLRD saying:-
“We note that your notification with Frontline Security have been removed. At our end we have also checked and confirmed that your status have been removed from the system within the stipulated period. In view of this we will close the matter.”
By bringing this matter up to your attention, I do hope none other than me will become a CASUALTY like me at the “FRONTLINE” of the lucrative offers made by Security Agencies at year-end festive season.
There seem to be something and somehow wrong about this system. The Personal Data Protection Act also does not cover nor protect we security guards in such an instance.
May be someone wise can help to enlighten us further?
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