‘Negligence is major reason for not registering helps’
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Despite various reminders from the Ludhiana police department, city residents continue to ignore the registration of their helps and other employees. As a precautionary measure to keep rising crime incidents at bay, it is mandatory for residents to register their employees or tenants through police verification but the pleas have fallen on deaf ears.
Sangeeta Garg, a housewife, who has a help from Nepal for the past two years, said, "Faith is the only reason why I have not registered my maid till now. Her husband is living in my colony from the past 10 years. So when he approached me with his wife who had recently come from Nepal and that too with an infant, I kept her. In these two years, I have never felt the need to register her."
The servants and other workers working in the city are mostly from Nepal or Bihar. Most of them think that there is nothing wrong in getting them registered with the police.
Karan, a Nepali working as a driver and cook for past 10 years, said, "It is absolutely right that the registration is done and there is nothing like humiliation or inhumane since there are many migrants who cheat their employers."
Meena Khanal, who came from Nepal two years ago and works as a maid, said, "There is nothing wrong in getting the workers like us registered because it is never written on anybody's face that the person is having good or bad intentions. It is just a formality and it absolutely correct for security reasons. If our intentions are good then there is no need to run away from registration."
People think that why to get entangled in these police related issues which will waste their time but getting the migrant registered is not that time consuming as people think. Shikha Malhotra, who recently got her both the servants registered, said, "I have two helps and I got them registered recently. It takes just a few minutes. I filled up two forms with the details of my both servants like the address of their native homes and their passport size photographs. Then my work was over and the police matched the records with their criminal records and after 10 days they visited my home once to verify the details."