DCW helps woman re­cover money from job agency

The Asian Age - - Delhi Special -

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.

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