DCW Chairperson urges cops to help abducted domestic helper get salary
In yet another case of abduction and exploitation, a girl was brought to the Capital by a placement agency which later placed her in a house in Paschim Vihar as a domestic help.
She was not only grounded by her employer but also denied of the salary.
After calculation, it was found that the girl is entitled to receive an amount of Rs 2,18,791 as her salary.
She was rescued by the Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) team who reached the house and freed the victim of the clutches of the employer.
Also, an order for recovery of the girl's salary, Rs 2,18,791 has been passed after calculating the amount on the basis of minimum wage set by the Labor Department.
On investigation, it was found that the victim is a resident of Jharkhand and was brought to Delhi by a placement agency.
Earlier, the Commission after rescuing the girl had written a letter to the Delhi Police and had urged them to recover her salary.
"The police failed in implementing the order and the victim's salary is yet to be recovered," stated the Commission.
DCW has issued a notice to the Delhi Police to recover the salary as soon as possible.
Also, an FIR has been registered against the girl's employer.
"The Commission has the power to recover the salary of domestic helpers.
The office of LG has also passed an order in this regard," said Swati Maliwal, chairperson DCW.
The Commission had also inquired about this helper from the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of that area.
The SDM in their report stated that the helper comes in the category of bonded labor.
Keeping this as the base the Commission has also written to the Home Ministry in Jharkhand and has requested for the rehabilitation of the girl.
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