Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) and residents continue to lock horns day by day as they make their own rules amid the lockdown.
As per a leading daily report, one society in Gurugram has asked the residents to get the domestic staff tested and to produce a report. The attitude of the RWAs has made people think if they are new Khap panchayat.
As per the guidelines issued by the Gurugram administration, in line with the state government, housekeepers, drivers, electricians, plumbers are allowed in all areas except containment zones. The majority of the RWAs have, however, not given permission to maids to come into society.
Netizens took to social media to vent their anger against the RWAs for formulating their own rules and causing inconvenience to people
RWAs are treating househelps as viruses. They themselves are moving around the town and even outstation but insist on policing others. They claim the support of DC in their tyrannical dictats in the name of welfare. https://t.co/qqQ0PyyIIh
— Sangeeta Sood (@sangeetasood26) May 20, 2020
— Babita Baruah (@babitabaruah) May 20, 2020
Sir, in gurgaon RWAs is not allowing any property dealer in the society for client visit with owner permission. So we are not able to do our task and our income has stopped from lockdown starting. So please issue a advisory for that. Hope you will understand @cmohry @mlkhattar
— Anil Sangwan (@anilsangwan440) May 20, 2020
DM guidlines are release, now no restriction. Also RWA can not restrict entry.https://t.co/UBpIXKt9Hs
— Ravendra Singh (@ravendrasingh17) May 20, 2020
Not only in Gurugram, but RWA in several other cities, including Mumbai, are still deliberating on whether domestic workers should be allowed into the area, or not. Earlier this month in Bengaluru, residents were asked to give an undertaking that they won’t call maidservants from hotspots and containment zones.
People across age groups are struggling in the absence of maids amid the lockdown.
For those unaware, the number of coronavirus cases reported the biggest spike of 5,611 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours. The death toll due to COVID-19 also increased by 140.