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Police Verification — The first step in verifying an individual

Police Verification covers the social aspect of an individuals identity.


The word police originated from Middle French ‘police’ (public order, administration, government), and it’s first attested in English in the early 15th century.

The need for ‘police’ is an obvious one. There needs to be governance, and the law requires to be abided.

We, as taxpayers usually forget that police is a reality to have a layer of verification in every public proceeding.

Police is a way of verifying and maintaining the state of affairs for a government, and to make sure every citizen see a form of authority.

This could be taken as a way to build checks in place and as a way of authentication.

Use the authentication layer to your advantage with verifications — one of the crucial functions of Police is to verify any facet of an individual or organization under a jurisdiction.

The Bengaluru police slate 18 verification procedures under their authority for various needs. Out of which 15 are for individual identity.

“The identity of an individual is essentially the function of her choices, rather than the discovery of an immutable attribute.” — Amartya Sen

Police verification is a necessary part to verify any individual. The process involves filling up a form followed by a visit to the nearest police station by the individual. The authority at the police station will then verify the identity of the individual from the claimed one. It involves facts checking various government databases, including the latest civil and criminal filings. Once confirmed the authority issues a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC).

This is the first line of defense for anyone who is working with another individual. It helps to get the police verifications done for employment, government employment, house servants, tenants, security personal, etc.

The benefit is the difference between precaution and cure. Police verification can help you save a lot of future effort and loss.

Verifying individuals is evermore vital from an organization standpoint. At SpringVerify, we have processes that help organizations in understanding the people they work with or hire. It is critical to an efficient and trustable team. Police verification is a part of the background verification process and could also be mandated by any organization by asking for PCC.

The future of digital identity verifications would include an API call to individuals DigiLocker account in India. And, we are building systems which will help individuals showcase their authentic work identity digitally — and own it in the process.

About SpringVerify

SpringVerify is the modern take on the age-old problem of employee verification being costly, tedious, and out of reach of small businesses. We are trying to build a platform where the employee verification process happens seamlessly and with minimal effort required from both the company and the employee.

We believe that employee verification is a must for any business. It is a critical process in ensuring that every employee working with you is faithful and could be trusted. CareerBuilder survey shows that a company stands to lose on average $17000 on a wrong hire. Read more here.

We have built the platform with blockchain and believe that it will change virtually everything it comes in contact with. Blockchain helps us in building a decentralized system; which keeps all our data secure and immutable. Read more here.

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