I was recently called for an interview for the post of a teacher at a tutorial home on Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road. The interviewers said I needed to sign a bond and took all my certificates for verification. They then handed me a photocopy of the bond for perusal. As I did not agree with the clauses, I asked for the certificates to be returned. They refused as I had “wasted their precious time”. I was also told that I would have to work for two years to get them back. Later, they agreed to hand me the papers in exchange for Rs 500 as “compensation”. The whole process took about 10 hours and the harassment was enough for me to seek psychiatric treatment.
V. Choudhuri, Nager Bazaar.