Delhi Police orders NBFCs to install CCTVs, maintain record of visitors, provide protection to employees and restrict huge cash transactions after sunset; effective from 2nd April, 2019-31st May, 2019
Assistant Commissioner of Police (Sub Division Chanakya Puri, New Delhi District) has, in an order dated 30th March, 2019, under section 144* of the Code of Criminal Procedure, instructed the Non-Banking Financial Companies (“NBFCs”) operating in Delhi, to comply with certain safety requirements. The order is effective from 2nd April, 2019 till 31st May, 2019. Non-compliance with the order will lead to imprisonment and fine under the Indian Penal Code.
It has been observed by the Delhi Police that, certain criminal and anti-social activities are taking place particularly during the late evening hours and employees carrying huge cash/ jewellery items are being made soft targets. Thus, the Delhi Police thought it was imperative to put some regulatory checks on the activities of NBFCs.
The NBFCs must ensure to comply with the following:
- Installation of CCTV at their main access, entry in the office and inside and around the premised along with suitable staffs for monitoring the CCTV. A video backup of at least 30 days of such recording be kept for further use.
- Maintenance of data base of all employees, security guards, dab drivers and contractual workers working with them for access by the police as and when required and also ensure verification of antecedents of all the employee including contractual employees.
- Follow the the procedure of ‘KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER’ as issued by the Reserved Bank of India for Nationalized Banks and a data base for same to be kept for access by the police as and when required.
- Maintenance of digital record of all the visitors with their photo identities.
- Deployment of armed security guards with the employees who carry huge cash/gold/jewellery from one place to another. All high value transactions must be done in a secured vehicle which must have CCTV installed.
- Installation of GPS in vehicles being used for transportation of cash or precious metal for monitoring their movement.
- Restriction on movement of large amount of cash or precious goods after sunset.
*Power to issue order in urgent cases of nuisance of apprehended danger.
Source: Delhi Police