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Verify Domestic Help Cooks Drivers


Economic prosperity brings in its own problems.


When one’s income goes up, one gets accustomed to things that were not needed earlier.


To keep up this new style of Living one needs more money.


This results in both husband and wife going to work.


This is what has been happening to Indian Middle class now.


Verify Domestic Help Drivers



Imbibed by the western values, the time tested joint family system broke up and the young couple were/are faced with the problem of taking care of the household chores.


As elders in the family are not living at home, and the fact that the office working schedule of the couple differ, the problem gets compounded.


Now the situation is improving by having elders in the Family t least as a measure of security.


Still the problem of household chores remain.


When a child arrives, the work load increases.


The only option is to go for housemaids, Domestic Help/Cooks/Driver.


One needs help in cleaning the utensils, Diswashers are not a hit in India, bathing the baby, changing the diapers, feeding.


About 50 years back this was not an issue.


People were living in small towns where every one knew every body, one could esily find help.


Now it is tough.


One is the salary level of the domestic help.


As an unskilled labor in Construction Business one is offered between Rs 300 to 400 per day, one has to match the salary.


And if you want the Domestic help to stay at your home, one has to pay more.


More serious is the issue of the character of the Domestic help.


One does not know the antecedents, nor has the resources/time to cross check.


In most cases as the need to find a help is urgent one takes any one with only a cursory check, if at all it is carried out.


This is fraught with danger.

Let me recall a real life incident at Chennai a year ago.

A couple, both of them employed, engaged the services of a domestic help to take care of the child of about three years.

The mother used to return home around six thirty pm while the father by 9 pm.

Everything went on fine.

For a while.

The mother noticed that the child was not normal and was not coming to her.

And the child was sleeping or being indifferent when parents were around.

It was not eating properly.

The parents went to a doctor.

He could not find anything wrong with the child and was puzzled.

Then one day the mother returned home around 4 pm instead of 6 .

She found the maid watching TV in the hall, sitting in the sofa.

The child was nowhere around and the maid could not explain the absence the child.

Then by about 4. 30 a man came with the sleeping child, looking for maid.

On interrogation, he explained that he used to take the child by 10 am and return the child by 4 pm.

The child, after being drugged was sent out with a woman carrying the child on her shoulder to beg in the traffic signals.

The domestic help was being paid Rs 200 per day!

A case was filed and it blew the lid of a rackect in using child to beg.

However this continues even now.

The point I am trying to make is that if we do not know the antecedents of the domestic help, we  are exposed  to danger.

The safest procedure is to check the antecedents of the Domestic help by the Police.

Police have been exhorting people in this regard.

However many fail to do this because of urgency and laziness.


And this happens when we employ a driver too, albeit the problem is likely to be of burgling the house or in rare cases of murder for gain.

And elderly people are the potential victims

Now there is an organisation which does the checking.


The organisation does the check ,provide references for Cooks/Maids/domestic Help/Drivers,

Check the site for more information.


  • Police Clearance Check (PCC) Done for all deployed drivers.
  • Complete set of fingerprints, Photographs and other details are maintained in our servers.
  • RTO verification of all Driver licenses to prevent license fraud.
  • Complete background Verification of Individuals with Reference checks are Done.
  • Reference of one/two Previous employers kept in our database”


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Chennai Flood Relief Stay Boat Information

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Tamil On Credit Cards Ramayana On Loans

People used mock at one who borrows money, Pledge things till about forty years ago.

Now possessing a credit card is a status symbol.

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Gold Loans.

One who does not have it is looked down, even a shopkeeper looks down at you if you say you do not have a credit card!

I have seen people covering their heads before entering a Pawnshop to pledge.

Now we have advertisements exhorting people to avail Gold Loan!

…..The same pathetic situation with the Nations.

We had Argentina earlier,followed by Ireland, now Greece .

Nations have been humiliated.

All because of spending more than Income!

Economists(!) of the Keynesian variety might use any jargon like restructuring of Finances, Packages…….

What essentially has happened the borrower has been ridiculed, his very independence in peril.

Greece is a case in point.

No point in blaming the lender.

He is merely asking his money back

This is because people madly follow the US, by spending more than what they have,on imagined earnings/projected earnings.

US does not have enough God Reserves in Fort Knox to back up its debts.

Read my Posts on this.

No what does the ancient Language Tamil say of Credit, borrowings?

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Tamil Peom on Credit. by Avvaiyar

Adhigam Selavaanaal
Maanamizhandhu Madhikettu Pona Dhisai
Ellaarkkum Kallanaai Yezhupirappum Theeyanaai
Nallaarkkum Pollaanaam Naadu”

One who spends more that what he earns, ( gets a loan to meet out his expenses), will lose his dignity, lose his mind and will be considered by all as thief in whatever he goes.

He will be a sinner in all his births and will be called bad even by the Good , despite all his other good Characteristics.

What his mental would be, when he faces the creditors?

Kambar, the Great Tamil Poet, in his Ramayana, answers this.

Kambhar on Credit,Kambha Ramayan

Kambhar on Credit,Kambha Ramayana, Tamil.

‘Like a fish that has taken in poison; Like the wax near a hot flame; Like the toad that got caught between the venomous jaws of a snake; When the brave arrows of Lord Rama flew in the war field. Ravana’s feared and panicked as of the victim’s position in the above situations that can be compared to the person in a debt’

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Indane Gas Delay Distributor Complaints Procedure

One experiences a lot of issues with the Indane Gas Agencies.


General complaints relate to delayed delivery of Gas,Demanding that you buy a product you may not need,not attending the phone.


In the IVRS Gas Booking system, you get information as to till what date your distributor has cleared the Gas booked with him.


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Indane Logo


Not withstanding the IVRS, some distributors do not deliver on priority.


In my case Gs booked a week after I had booked were delivered, not mine.


I resolved the issue by contain the Link provided at the end of this post.


You may also check the details of your distributor, his distribution pattern and most importantly his personal Number/Mobile Number,


My issue was resolved within half an hour by an intimation  through SMS tha Gas Bill has been raised and Gas was delivered the next morning.


This is the Link.


In this link you can find out about your distributor,Indian Oil Offices for your reference.


Or you may visit the following link and lodge your problem.


It provides options like delay, non attending of Phones, Gas Diversion and more.


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LPG Cylinder Explosion Insurance Claim Procedure

Domestic Gas, LPG, is tricky to handle and in my view many get away with out a serious explosion only by Providence.


Normal precautions  while using it are not taken.


Some safety precautions.

1.Do not open the Gas switch before keeping the source of Flame near the burner and light immediately.

2.Self cleaning the burner every day, with out knowing how to clean it is dangerous.

3.Close the Gas Valve in the Cylinder after cooking and keep it switched off when you go out.

4.When you start using a new Cylinder, make sure the Pin is properly inserted in the mouth of the Cylinder.

5.Open the windows,every morning before using the gas for a few minutes before  staring the gas.

6.have the Rubber tubing checked once in six months by your Gas agency and change it if necessary.

7.make sure you do not spill hot water/oil over the Tubing.

8.Do not keep vessels, any article on the empty or Gas Cylinder.

There is a provision for Gas Accidents ans LPG explosion.


Procedure for claiming LPG explosion and for accidents,


In fact, companies have not seen a single insurance claim from Jaipur in years. Given the level of awareness, it’s not a surprise.
Customers unaware


Most homemakers were completely shocked when DNA told them about the insurance cover available on LPG cylinders. “I never knew that such damages could be claimed from the gas agency,” said Varsha Singh.


Leave alone simple homemakers, even well-read professionals seem to have little clue of this “hidden benefit”. “I did not know that we get insurance in case an LPG cylinder explodes.
The staff at the gas agency never informed me,” said Amit Agarwal, a chartered accountant who recently got a gas connection.


Ignorance pays only the insurers


Every month, nationalised insurance companies get lakhs of rupees as premium and this amount increases constantly with an ever rising number of ignorant consumers, each of whom are covered in part by the Oriental Insurance Company and the gas agency concerned.


“We received Rs26 lakh as monthly premium from a single gas agency in Jaipur, a city which has more than 400 gas agencies,” an agency owner said.


Adding that in the two decades since he’s been running the gas agency, not a single customer has claimed insurance despite several mishaps.


Everyone know the difference an asterix at top of a ‘SALE’ poster can make. So goes for your eligibility to claim insurance.


According to IOC Ltd Citizen Charter, the IOC distributor will offer assistance to the consumer in completing the formalities of insurance claims arising out of the accident.

HPCL website states all registered HP GAS consumers (having valid SV) are insured against outcome of an accident at their registered premises due to LPG. Details are available with all the distributors and Customer Service Cell In addition, HPCL has also taken a Public Liability Insurance Policy.

Valid SV stands for Valid Subscription Voucher.

The following are few simple tips:

01) Check with your LPG distributor on the requisites for a valid insurance claim.

02)Use only Original accessories which are ISI approved.

03)Request your dealer to do the maintenance check every year.

04)Preserve the maintenance check receipt.

05)In case of death due to explosion of gas cylinder, the victim has to appeal in the court demanding compensation

06)Insurance agents said it is very easy to get the claim — informs cops and gas agency, wait for survey by insurance officials and soon you will get the claim amount.