They are requested by IRB decision makers. Please note that some RIR have attachments which are not electronically accessible here. To obtain a copy of an attachment, please e-mail us. He indicated that police keep records of the tenant's information ibid. Several sources report that the registration of tenants is mandatory in some cities, such as Chennai Chennai n.
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He indicated that police keep records of the tenant's information ibid. Several sources report that the registration of tenants is mandatory in some cities, such as Chennai Chennai n.
Sources also state that people in contravention of orders issued under Section of the Code of Criminal Procedure shall be punished under Section of the Indian Penal Code , Chennai n. Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant. It is sufficient that he knows of the order which he disobeys, and that his disobedience produces, or is likely to produce, harm.
India The Delhi police website states that house owners are "required" to inform local police of the particulars of tenants Delhi n. The Delhi police also state that house owners should "check the antecedents" of the tenant and "verify" their information ibid.
The Delhi police add that they conduct "regular tenant verification," including special tenant verification drives ibid. The CPA Director indicated that tenant verification drives can be conducted as a preventive measure, or after a major crime 16 Apr. He added that, as a preventive measure, district police stations or the entire "police commissionarate" conduct door-to-door verification of tenants, or request home owners to register their tenants ibid.
The Hindu states that, in , the Delhi police conducted door-to-door tenant verification of , houses, of which 86 percent of the landlords had already applied for tenant verification 3 Jan. The Hindu also states that, out of , visits to houses for door-to-door verification of domestic helpers, 89 percent of landlords had previously applied for verification 3 Jan. The VFF legal representative stated that "a lot" of people register their domestic workers 24 Apr. On 15 July , the Times of India reported that, due to the "serial blasts in Mumbai," the Delhi police were taking new safety measures, including a plan to "identify every landlord and tenant in the city.
Each police station will maintain a master roll and update it regularly. Instead of sending documents to the tenant's hometown and waiting for a response, we can verify them on the internet within 24 hours. A special software has been developed for this purpose'".
The Times of India 15 July The Times of India indicates that about 60, people have been verified in Gurgaon, and that half of these people were verified online ibid. However, according to the CPA Director, because the "day-to-day functioning" of the police in India is paper-based, tenant information is "kept in a file" 16 Apr. Corroborating information could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response.
The Delhi police state that information related to "domestic help," including drivers and watchmen, must also be submitted to police for verification Delhi n. The Delhi police indicate that house owners should request information from the "servant," including: name, address, telephone numbers of relatives, previous workplace, references, a photograph and finger prints ibid.
The Delhi police add that there are public advertisements advising people to verify their "servants" and "Resident Welfare Associations and Trader Associations are briefed in meetings regularly" ibid. The Delhi police also "regularly" conduct "servant verification drives" ibid.
On 13 August , the Times of India reported that a Delhi tenant verification drive resulted in police finding a suspect. According to the Times of India , a police officer was conducting an "initial check" of tenant registration and found the suspect's information in several documents under different names 13 Aug.
Without specifying the number of years, the VFF legal representative indicated that tenants in Delhi and Mumbai must eventually register their leases at the local court 24 Apr. Corroborating information could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate among the time constraints of this Response.
Media sources indicate that tenant verification is mandatory in Mumbai The Pioneer 16 Sept. Media sources report that, according to police, tenant verification has been successful in Mumbai ibid. The Hindu reports that, according to the Mumbai Police Joint Commissioner of Law and Order, there is almost 95 percent compliance with tenant verification 14 Mar.
The Hindu adds that, according to citizens of Mumbai, the tenant verification process is a "community-driven initiative where even housing societies require you to submit a verification form" before renting out a house 14 Mar. The Hindu also says that, in some cities, such as Pune, approval from a lawyer is also a requirement of tenant verification 14 Mar.
Kolkata police state that landlords should collect detailed information from tenants and give the local police station a "tenant profile form," which is available at local police stations and on the Kolkata police website Kolkata n. Further information on tenant verification in Kolkata could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response. On 7 September , the Times of India reported that, although the Police Commissioner indicated that the tenant verification programme previously was not implemented successfully, the police are now prioritizing tenant verification and will be launching a "special drive.
On 10 February , the Bangalore-based Deccan Herald reported that Bangalore police have attempted to make tenant verification mandatory. However, the Deccan Herald indicates that most owners have not conducted tenant verification 10 Feb. The VFF legal representative said that tenant registration is mandatory in all states, and especially in metropolitan cities VFF 24 Apr. On 3 April , the Kashmir Monitor reported that tenant verification is mandatory in Goa.
The Kashmir Monitor also says that, for migrants, police record information, obtain photographs, and send the details to police in the migrant's state of origin for verification 3 Apr. The Times of India reports that tenant verification drives in the city of Colonelganj [Uttar Pradesh] resulted in finding criminals in rental accommodations, and stated that the Colonelganj police are considering making tenant verification drives mandatory 11 July The Andhra Pradesh police indicate that landlords in Hyderabad City should complete several steps for tenant verification, including opening a "tenant register" to submit tenant information and photographs, obtaining pay-slips from the tenant's workplace to ensure that they work there, providing the local police station with the tenant's information, monitoring the tenant's activities, making surprise visits to the tenant, and conducting a thorough verification of tenants that come from areas known for "terror" and criminal activity Andhra Pradesh n.
However, in , the Pioneer indicated that 90 percent of the landlords in Ranchi had not submitted tenant verification 16 Sept. The VFF legal representative said that there are "no written procedures" pertaining to how police verify information, but stated that she "presumes" that information is cross-referenced with lists of wanted persons 24 Apr.
She added that in some cases, such as if someone is on a "wanted" list, the police may visit the tenant's former home to do a background check, although this is "not a regular practice" VFF 24 Apr. The CPA Director indicated that records are "checked and cross-checked," "[o]nly in cases of serious incidents of crime, more particularly in cases of terrorism, drug peddling and any such similar crime" 15 Apr.
Corroborating or further information could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response. According to the VFF legal representative, when a citizen moves, in order to obtain a passport, voter's card or ration card, the police must verify the person's new address 24 Apr. She said that, in some cases, this may include a police visit to the person's home 24 Apr. In correspondence with the Research Directorate, the Associate Director of the India Studies Program who is also an Associate Professor at the Department of Criminal Justice at Indiana University that has researched the Indian police indicated that the "tenant registration system varies - largely it is non-existent in most cities and states" 25 April The VFF legal representative stated that "a lot" of landlords do not register their tenants, and added that compliance to tenant registration varies from state to state 24 Apr.
She also said that the legal requirement to register tenants "may be stringently applied" in some states, such as Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Punjab and Tamil Nadu 24 Apr.
The VFF legal representative also said that landlords "may" be held criminally liable for not registering their tenants, but also said that some landlords bribe police to avoid criminal charges 24 Apr. However, on 30 December , the Hindustan Times reported that a landlord in Delhi was arrested for "failing to submit tenant verification forms despite repeated warnings," and the case was registered under Section of the Indian Penal Code.
Also in , the Hindu reported that Delhi police "initiated legal action" against a landlord who failed to submit a tenant verification of a tenant who was later charged with drug possession 21 May On 28 July , the Hindustan Times reported that five landlords in south Delhi were arrested for not verifying their tenants, and although they were released on bail the same day, the cases were going to go to a city magistrate.
Further information could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response.
On 13 July , the Times of India reported that Mumbai police submitted a report to the district magistrate indicating that a landlord whose tenant is accused of being a shooter in a gang "violated the collector's orders" by not submitting a tenant verification form. On 16 July , the Times of India reported that police officers in Goa were "instructed to take action" against landlords who do not comply with tenant verification.
In , the Times of India also reported that, in Jaipur, "the police are now empowered to take action against errant landlords" for not registering their tenants with the police 10 July Further information on consequences of not registering tenants could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response.
EasyRenting, an online portal about property, indicates that it conducts police registration and tenant verification 20 Mar. According to a press release by AuthBridge, a background verification company, a product called "IndiaVerify," which is an "online verification service," can be used by individuals in India AuthBridge 12 Oct. IndiaVerify specializes in "marriage partner verification, tenant verification, driver verification and domestic help verification" ibid.
Further information on tenant verification services could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response. This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection.
Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request. Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh Police. Correspondence to the Research Directorate. Chandigarh Police. Chennai Police. Deccan Herald [Bangalore]. Delhi Police. The Hindu [Chennai]. Vasudha Venugopal. Hindustan Times [New Delhi]. Hyderabad Police. Kashmir Monitor [Srinagar]. Kolkata Police. The Pioneer [New Delhi].
Punjab Police. Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu Police. Dwaipayan Ghosh. Kapil Dixit. Preetu Nair. Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh Police. Telephone interview with a legal researcher. West Bengal. Criminal Investigation Department.
Online verification of tenants, domestics in Gurgaon
Got a new help or tenant to be verified? Just open your smartphone and visit the Haryana Police portal — Harsamay — not only because it will save time, but now it will also save a lot of money. In a major digital push, the Haryana government on Monday reduced the fee for online services on the state policing portal from Rs to Rs The 31 services offered online comprise 10 online verification services such as character certificate, police clearance certificate, employee, tenant and domestic help verification. Besides these, 17 services related to arms and arms licensing can be availed online but only for Gurgaon, Faridabad and Panchkula. However, if one wants to avail these services by going physically to a police station, a fee of Rs still has to be paid. A spokesperson for the Haryana Police department said that the step has been taken to reduce the cost of services related to policing.
Responses to Information Requests
This story is from September 5, GURGAON: Several residents' welfare associations in the city have sent notices to flat owners to get verification of their tenants and domestic helps done within 15 days, failing which they will face police action. According to the notice received by flat owners in Sector 56, they will have to get verification of their tenants and domestic helps done and submit a copy of it to the local police station. The flat owners have appreciated the move and assured verification would be done on a priority basis. The TOI report said that despite a rising crime graph involving domestic helps, residents are not taking servant verification drive seriously.