Do you have "dekko" labor in your State?A good friend of mine, a banker was transferred to Cochin in Kerala. He had already fixed a house and he had booked the lorry from Madurai. The lorry had three persons who had agreed to unload the household goods. It was a small number of goods, as the family was small. The moment the lorry arrived at the residence, at least six people appeared from nowhere and demanded that they be given the work of unloading. My friend explained to them that he already had two people and he would manage. The guys would not listen.
They demanded their pound of flesh from my friend. I understand that it is called "Dekho labour" in Kerala. That is, the men would not do any work, but they just "see" the work being done.
My friend was shocked but had to oblige, as he did not know the language and tried to explain only in Tamil and English One of the men, it was reported, knew Tamil very well.
Do you have this practice anywhere in India? In Tamil Nadu, I have not heard of this practice. This seems to be the result of communism. One really does not know how such things can be allowed, but these things are allowed.