Here's a form the Delhi police accept with employee fingerprints, in order to track them if things go wrong. http://www.delhipolice.nic.in/...
Yeah, I am sure the police light a few of those to keep warm during the Delhi cold waves when they are dutifully out on their patrols at night. That is why Delhi is such a safe and welcoming city for women. Right?
There are ways to confirm police clearance certificates - its just those ways aren't readily available on the internet. You gotta beat leather on the streets.
And UBER is expected to do this for all the drivers that register with them? Do you understand their business model at all? Anyone who actually lives in India, will have far less faith in the efficacy of getting the police here to do anything. Consider that this guy is a serial offender and they weren't able to get a proper conviction for over a decade!
to save costs of actually hiring someone to take driver fingerprints and gumshoe the form over to a local police station?
Oh believe me when I say that the real costs accumalate AFTER getting to the police station. Try getting these guys to do ANYTHING without... um... "encouragement".