The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is deployed at 59 airports and at remaining airports the concerned State Police are deployed for security arrangements. The requirement of security at airports is reviewed by Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), the regulatory authority for civil aviation security in the country, in consultation with other security agencies, and based on this security cover is provided.The BCAS has conducted 91 security audits and 53 security inspections of operational airports within the country.
The expenditure on deployment of CISF and State Police personnel deployed at airports for security arrangements is met out of Passenger Service Fees(Security Component) [PSF(SC)], which includes the recommendation to Ministry of Finance regarding deposition of PSF(SC) collections into the Consolidated Fund of India on a monthly basis.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Shri Jayant Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
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