The PLRD grading exercise was initiated in the year 2006. It was made mandatory after three years. It would assess all licensed security agencies. It has been aimed at getting the security agencies to raise the standards of security and services to help the consumers make more informed choices by distinguishing the agencies investing in training and technology. It would help them deliver high quality services.

The other revised criteria would also be required to assess agencies on their ability to establish strong processes in the overall training and developing of human resources, managing incidents, and reporting. They should also engage service purchasers for providing authentic feedback.