A criminal background check not only ensures a secure work environment for employees but also reduces the risk of legal liability for businesses. Criminal record searches are conducted through the designated law enforcement offices having jurisdiction over an individual’s residential address. To verify whether a candidate has been convicted or arrested for any crime or has a pending charge sheet, an application is required to be submitted to the police department and confirmation of criminal records, if any is received post verification with their records. Such searches can only be conducted with a candidate’s due consent.
Procedures for obtaining criminal records in India vary from one jurisdiction to the next. Candidates in certain states /cities may be required to present themselves at the concerned police department at the time of application submission, report collection as well as visit their local police stations as part of the process.