200 domestic helps verified, residents applaud initiative
Nearly 200 domestic helps were verified as part of a drive conducted by Hamari Suraksha, in collaboration with Hindustan Times and Gurgaon police, today. Badri Chatterjee reports.gurgaon Updated: May 26, 2013 04:06 IST
Nearly 200 domestic helps were verified as part of a drive conducted by Hamari Suraksha, in collaboration with Hindustan Times and Gurgaon police, on Saturday.
The drive was conducted in four gated communities — M2K White House in Sector 52, The Palms apartment complex in South City-1, Parsvnath Green Ville and Vipul Greens on Sohna Road.
The domestic helps were asked to provide a photograph, a valid address proof (voter identity card, ration card or Aadhaar card), personal and family details, references from residents and a biometric fingerprint to verify their entry and exit into the gated communities.
Pradeep Kumar, an employee with Hamari Suraksha, said, “The verification process was started in 2009. Now, with HT’s support we have been able to come out with a much larger perspective. All details are being uploaded on a central server which will be shared with every local police station.”
“This drive brings a sense of identity and belonging for the domestic help and ensures safety of residents. This is a brilliant initiative to help the support staff of a community,” said Sarbari Sen, resident of The Palms.
The residential complex, M2K White House, has reported several cases of theft by domestic helps in the past. “Verification is of prime importance. We would like to congratulate HT and the Gurgaon police for supporting us in this endeavour,” said Anuj Maheshwari, RWA secretary, M2K White House.