In a bid to raise awareness about the provisions of the ‘Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007, a workshop for the police officials, panel advocates, para legal volunteers was organised by the District Legal Services Authority, Panchkula.
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In the workshop, Rajesh Kumar ACP, Kalka; Munish Sehgal, ACP, Traffic & City; Mukesh Kumar, ACP, Headquarters; and SHO of all the Police Station were also present. Manbir Rathi, Panel Advocate, DLSA, Panchkula told the gathering about the provisions of the Senior Citizens Act.
Nidhi Bansal, CJM-cum-Secretary, DLSA, Panchkula, apprised the participants about the notification of the Haryana government dated May 26, 2015. As per the notification, the senior Superintendent of Police of the district is required to take following steps in order to protect the life and property of the senior citizens.
Each police station is required to maintain an upto date list of such citizens, a representative of the police station together with a social welfare workers or volunteer shall be visit them at regular intervals to provide necessary assistance required for the security or for any other complaints.
All the senior citizens are to be registered on the priority basis. Each police is required to maintain a register having details of crimes committed against senior citizens and they are required to send a monthly report of such crimes to the senior SP.