Delhi Police get tough on servant verification

February 18th, 2009 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Delhi Police may take action against people who are reluctant to get their servants verified and are also planning to put the onus of getting the verification done on the servants, Delhi Police chief Y.S. Dadwal said Wednesday.
Delhi Police started a survey Feb 1 for servant and tenant verification, to record the number of senior citizens as well as check cyber cafes in the national capital.

“The drive has thrown up a disturbing trend. A large number of domestic helps were found not verified. Of the 18,927 servants identified, 32 percent were not verified,” Dadwal told reporters here.

“We again appeal to people to cooperate with us. But in case we do not get forthcoming cooperation, we will take strict action,” he said.

The police commissioner warned that he may consider issuing order directing the servants, and not the employers, to get themselves verified.

“We will put the onus on the servants that if they want to work as domestic helps in Delhi, they will have to get verified,” Dadwal added.

“During the tenant verification drive, 53 percent of tenants were not found verified. Unverified tenants are a danger to society,” he said.

He warned that house owners would have to face action if they don’t comply with the directives.

He said that 136 senior citizens have registered with Delhi Police’s senior citizen cell in February.

“1,644 cyber cafes are operating in the city. The anti-obscene helpline has also proved to be a hit among women. In the past one-and-half months, the helpline has received more than 1,000 calls,” he added.

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