DCW helps woman recover money from job agency
New Delhi, Feb. 10: The Delhi Commission for Women ( DCW) has helped a 26- year- old woman recover the money she had paid to a placement agency in Mangolpuri which allegedly promised to get her a lucrative job in a school.
The victim applied for a job after seeing an advertisement in a newspaper put in by the placement agency.
“The woman realised that she had been duped when even after many days no job offer came, and the agency also did not reply to her phone calls.
“She then called the Delhi Commission for Women at its 181 Women’s Helpline, seeking help in the matter,” a DCW statement said.
The commission said it immediately set up a team and a counsellor was sent to meet the woman. She was then taken to the police station to file a complaint.
The counsellor then accompanied the woman to the placement agency and dialled 100, it said. “The owner denied having taken any money on which the woman produced the signed receipt she was given.
“When the counsellor threatened to escalate the matter, the owner returned the amount to her. With the support of the head constable, the counsellor coaxed the placement agency to refund the woman’s money,” the statement stated.
Similar cases of other women being duped by the same agency have come to light and in cases where receipts were available, the commission was able to get them refunds.
The DCW has requested the Delhi Police to investigate the matter and ensure strictest action against the accused as per the law.