Ravindra Kishore Sinha | Securing firms & the man behind SIS


Bihar has never lagged in any field; it is just the portrayal that has rendered things badly. Bihar has heart full of potential in every possible field one can think of.

Every VIP, be it in the precincts of Bihar or outside it; needs a cover of security for the protection. One always wants to have the best of the lot.

The Security and Intelligence Services, commonly and popularly known as SIS, is the synonym for the security and related services in India. It holds the flagship status in the security and related fields.
The company offers security services to bank, hotels, institutions, IT & ITES, residential colonies, Retail and commercial establishments. It also offers electronic security systems, consulting, housekeeping and security services like pre employment verification & surveillance, Cash services which include transfer of cash and valuables and ATM replenishment and recruitment and training services. The company has over 3000 corporate customers which include major industry players such as Tata Steel, Tata Motors, ICICI Bank, Idea Cellular and Future Group.

You will be glad and amused to know that the SIS was established and founded in Patna, Bihar!
Ravindra Kishore Sinha is the man behind this humongous security service provider. Back in 1974, Mr. Sinha leased a small garage in Patna and started SIS. The company has now evolved as a leading company in manpower security business across Asia Pacific with 70,000 employees. He grew-up as one of seven children born in a lower-middle income family of Patna, Bihar. From childhood, he was inclined to do things on his own. In 1971 while pursuing his study in political science, he also financially supported his family by working as a part-time journalist specializing in crime and political reporting with a publication called Searchlight, where he actually discovered his entrepreneurial spirit, passion and vision. He stayed with the Bihar Regiment at a border post, as his job was to cover the Indo-Pak conflict, and made friends with the army personnel and got the idea of finding Security and Intelligence Services. In 1973 he was kicked out of the company with two month’s salary of Rs. 250 for his sympathizing Jayprakash Narayan’s political activism. Later, when he supplied some retired soldiers to his friend, who was in construction business and looking for former armymen to guard his project site, he realized the potential of the private security agencies and formed a company to handle such work for his friend who would pay him Rs. 400 per person.

Ravindra Kishore Sinha was born on 22nd September 1951 in Buxar and started the SIS. Ravindra Kishore Sinha has expanded the SIS to be the first Indian Multinational security agency after acquiring Chub Securities of Australia.

Ravindra Kishore Sinha is also elected to the Rajya Sabha from Bihar State by Bhartiya Janata Party as Member of Parliament in the Upper House in 2014.

Ravindra Kishore Sinha is a widely-known speaker on subjects like training and disaster management, security and loss prevention for which he was given Loss Prevention Promoter Award in 2006 and CAPSI’s prestigious Life Time Achievement Award by the Governor of Punjab for his significant contribution to private security industry. He is also known for his first genuine research book ‘Janandolan’ on student movement between 1970 and 1975.

 

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