Court Records Check

With the number of defaulters and the rate of frauds on the rise, full proof employee verification is not complete without a court records check.

The Indian judicial system has courts at three levels –

  • National (Supreme Court)
  • Regional/State (High Courts)
  • District/Town (District Courts)

Currently, the court records of Supreme Court and most of the High Courts are available online. Since most of the districts court records are still not available online, physical verification of such records is carried out with the associated courts.

A court record check includes checking for:

  • Court judgments.
  • Criminal investigations.
  • Databases covering terrorists.
  • Most wanted criminals
  • Members of parties
  • Groups that are on watch
  • Financial frauds
  • Misconduct

The biggest challenge in this area is lack of any consolidated ‘official’ (government provided) database covering all the criminal records.. While the currently available third party solutions have been created by aggregating information across a variety of sources, they still do not cover the entire spectrum of police stations and court records. This may only be possible Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCNTS) project becomes operational on 2012 and beyond. Our recommendation is to select the court record checks depending upon your company’s requirement. If you value criminal and terrorist checks, do consider the databases which cover criminal investigations, terrorists and membership lists of banned/watch-listed groups. If the specific role or the organizational domain requires financial due diligence, do subscribe to those database checks which cover financial frauds and misconduct.