For the first time in the history of Lucknow University, private security guards have been deployed on Lucknow University premises to keep a check on hooliganism. The university has outsourced the security work to a private agency. According to the sources, 30 guards have been hired on a trial basis for a month. The university will spend almost Rs36 lakh per annum for the security of campus by deploying private security guards.
Earlier in March 2016, former provost of Kailash hostel, Sheela Mishra, her brother Rajan, her father and over 200 students were booked on charges of rioting arson and opening fire on police outside the hostel. Over a dozen students were injured and more than 10 vehicles were set on fire. The decision to hire professional and trained security guards comes after this incident.
According to chief proctor Nishi Pandey , the private security guards will replace the home guards. “To maintain discipline and security on campus, we need more organized and trained guards. The kind of alertness, sense of commitment and belonging, which is needed to make campus trouble-free, is missing in the home guards,“ said Pandey .
The armed men will stand guard on all university gates to keep an eye on the movement of students and others on the campus. Later, they will be deployed across the campus and hostel for providing round-the-clock security. The university's move is expected to benefit girl students.
About Lucknow University:
The vision of the University is to develop human resource for the furtherance of knowledge through teaching, research, and innovation and ranked amongst the top educational institutions in the world for the better service to the humanity in general and our nation in particular.
Source: Rahul Pandey, City Journalist - Lucknow, CollegeDekho