Noida residents are having tough time getting the police verification of tenants, employees and domestic helps done as the verification cell has been shifted to the office of senior superintendent of police (SSP) in Greater Noida.
The online police verification service has also been on the blink for the past three weeks.
On a visit to the SSP’s office in Greater Noida on Monday, it was found that there was no computer at the online police verification cell located on the first floor. “The online verification system is lying defunct for the last three weeks due to some technical issues. We are trying to get it resolved soon,” said Davindra Kumar Sharma, in charge of the online cell.
The police verification cell was shifted to Greater Noida on June 22.
Earlier, the SSP’s office was near the Noida-Delhi border, opposite Sector 14A. Later, The SSP’s office was shifted to a newly constructed building adjacent to the collectorate in Greater Noida.
“Around 75 to 80 applications were being received by the cell daily . Now, Noida residents have to come here for submitting the hard copies (offline applications) of the police verification applications of tenants, employees and domestic servants,” said Hom Singh Yadav, in-charge, police verification cell.
Federation of Noida Residents’ Welfare Association representative NP Singh said,”We have requested for an extension counter of the cell at SP City office in Noida. Then Noida residents will not have to go to Greater Noida which is nearly 30 km from Noida city.”
One has to deposit a fee of Rs 50 in the bank and submit a copy of the challan with the offline application. Under online verification, no fee was charged as there was no provision for online payment. “We have planned to have a fee for the online applications as well. The system is being upgraded,”Sharma said.