Security Cover
By Our Correspondent, 08/08/2017, New Delhi

At present there are 288 threat based protectees (Z+ =25, Z =61, Y+ =113, Y =19, X =70) in the Central list. There is no fixed number of persons, other than VVIPs, Cabinet and other Ministers, to whom security is provided. Security is provided on the basis of threat assessment of individuals and the category of security (Z+, Z, Y+, Y& X) is decided on the basis of nature and gravity of the threat.

Threat assessment is done by the security agencies to determine the nature and gravity of threat faced by an individual. Security arrangements for the Central Protectees was last reviewed in the meeting held on 18.07.2017. This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a written reply to question Shri R.P.Marutharajaa in the Lok Sabha today.