During the year 1980-81, the Maharashtra Rajya Suraksha Rakshak and General Kamgar Union had represented to Government that about 70,000 persons are working as Security Guards in various Factories and Establishments in Greater Bombay and Thane District. These Guards are provided by Security Agencies operating in these Areas. The service conditions, however of these Security Guards are not satisfactory and these Security Guards are being exploited in as much as that their services depend merely on the whim and sweetwill of the Agencies. Most of the Security Guards receive very small portion of the amount recovered from the Employers as their wages and the balance is pocketed by the Agencies.
The Government therefore conducted a rapid survey through the Office of the Commissioner of Labour and the findings of the said survey confirmed that there is substantial truth in the representation. It was also noticed that the Security Guards were not entitled to any protection of the Labour Laws available to the other workers of the Factories and Establishments.