Try to build some irrefutable evidences in your favor that can be referred in the need be.
Once you sign IT becomes a document that can be claimed as signed by you by your free will and can be submitted before an authority/court of law to claim liquidated damages narrated in said Bond…
Later IT may be decided that the said Bond is unconscionable, unreasonable, void…but you may have to go thru the need to contest.
Usually the need to sign any document arrives after job advt/job application/interview call letter/selection letter/offer letter/appointment letter/induction or joining………………….
Was there any written communication narrated in any of these or separately that you shall have to sign a Bond?
The said Bond is crafted in lieu of which extra ordinary benefits by employer to you say; some certified training from some certified Instt, at cost of employer?
What would be the cost of such training and what would be the tenure of mandatory service by you and/or liquidated damages to be paid?
Is IT stated that you shall be paid the expenses to attend interview and joining by employer on record/in writing?
What is the repute and ranking of the company that has communicated condition of Bond?
Can’t you have choice of other employers that won’t press for such demands?
Does statement of HR person mean that even after signing the said Bond you shall not be getting authenticated copy?
What else is demanded or shall be demanded from you e.g; to deposit original testimonials as some collateral or FDR and even sureties in Bond?
Would you like to post who has suggested LCI to you to post the query; say some employee’s/colleagues/employee’s unions! They may have also opined on Bond and hazards on signing on such documents…
There are many threads on such queries at LCI that you can search in ‘SEARCH’ option and pick up relevant points…
Employee should avoid signing on such condition of Bond until or unless there are some extra ordinary benefits provided by employer and employee desperately want to join such establishment.
Rest is upto you and you may chose the option as deemed fit to you at your end.