India General Elections May Lead to Delays in Background Checks
Please be advised:
India will be holding general elections this year throughout the months of April and May.
With more than 814 million eligible voters, this will be the largest election India has ever held. Getting such a large population to the polls, providing facilities, and counting the votes necessary to provide a free and fair election will prove to be a major undertaking for India’s government and will likely put a strain on many of the government’s other functions, including background checks.
During this time period, the following Indian organizations will be closed or experiencing delays as many individuals will be pulled from their traditional duties to fulfill responsibilities associated with the election:
- All government universities and various other educational institutions will be closed
- Several employers will be experiencing delays
- Police Stations will be experiencing delays in processing criminal checks
- Various Government Administrative offices will be closed
How will India’s general elections affect my background check process with Justifacts?
It is likely that employers will experience delays receiving Indian employment verifications, criminal record checks and degree confirmations during the months of April and May. Justifacts will work diligently with our Indian partners to get orders processed as quickly as possible. Employers can expect their Indian background check turnaround times will return to normal beginning June 1, 2014.
Justifacts appreciates all of our client’s patience during this time period and we will continue to provide updates as they become available.
It is important to note that Justifacts is providing this information as a service to our clients. None of the information contained herein should be construed as legal advice, nor is Justifacts engaged to provide legal advice. We go to great lengths to make sure our information is accurate and useful. We recommend you consult your attorney or legal department if you want assurance that our information, and your interpretation of it, is appropriate to your particular situation.
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