you must have ESIC /EPF registrations
ask the employees to submit copies of the KYC documents (bank details/ PAN/Aadhar) copies with filling form 11 for EPF and declaration form for ESIC
also offer them a foto identity card, where the blood group is also mentioned, (outsource any agency for this job)
you will see that they will submit all documents for verification,
Every Company have all rights to review its policies at any point and time if required. No employee have rights to question their decision. Hence, its totally ok to have a verification done for existing employees if organization demands for it.
Antecedent Certificate is not a bad thing to collect from all other employees also. Few companies are started implementing. It should be treated like a Medical Certificate (It is common procedure in Marine/Shipping Companies even for Administration & Office staffs).
KYC documents can be asked to get submitted with EPFO and ESIC, where almost every record is found which would be traced under PV, ( except any police case, if any)
share the nature of company activities, in brief and employee roles , so that the esteemed members can put their views more clear way
@Saravanan KYC is done for EPFO/ESIC & documents are available in their employee files too but problem is that our organization is not very big, everybody will get information about PV & second thing people are not ready to give finger prints which are compulsory in PV form.
if it is legal than i can put straight notice to them for coordination in the process.
My suggestion will be conduct a survey among employees and record it. Propose to your management about those interview/survey records. As per your post, only your newly recruited Admin Manager is come up with the idea. It is the duty of the HR to convey the management about the resistance as you should put yourself in the shoes of your workers. If management decides to come up with this change, then you have to handle the situation like convincing the employees to the change. It is normal that you will get resistance from workers to change in organization policy.