Efforts of the police department to rope in private organisations and RWAs to spread awareness about the importance of verification of domestic helps, drivers and tenants has failed to yield fruitful results.
Despite registration of nearly 1 lakh migrants during a major verification drive launched by the Gurgaon police and private agency Hamari Suraksha in 2010, the move has failed to check erring servants who continue to strike with impunity. The city has a floating population of 5 lakh.
Meanwhile, authorities pass the buck to each other. The police blame RWAs for not cooperating and Hamari Suraksha’s verification process. The department claims only names and addresses were registered but the credentials were not verified.
The RWAs, on the other hand, blame the police for dragging on the verification process of servants, especially if they belong to far flung states such as Bihar, Assam, Orrisa and West Bengal.
Residents too have not shown much interest. “It is a time-consuming process. We try to skip it but run the risk of being robbed by servants,” said Ramil Shrivastava, a resident of Vatika City.