Police begin work to set up senior citizen service bureau Kochi
Date: 5/21/2012 1:25:00 PM
Police begin work to set up senior citizen service bureau
TNN | May 21, 2012, 04.51AM IST
KOCHI: A posse of police personnel will soon knock at your doors to
check whether there are any aged persons at your home and how they are
As part of implementing the Rs 10 crore security scheme announced by
the state government for senior citizens, police team will collect
details of the aged persons in the city and prepare a separate
Police stations in the city have been directed to expedite measures to
open an exclusive senior citizen service bureau to cater to the needs
of the aged. Kochi city deputy commissioner of police (DCP) T
Gopalakrishna Pillai said that various measures have been launched to
implement the security scheme.
"Police teams will visit homes across the city and collect details of
aged persons. Officials will interact with the aged persons to know
whether they are properly looked after or if they have any complaint,"
he said. Pillai also said that all details will be recorded in a
register at the police station and a beat officer will be assigned to
visit these persons once a week to enquire about their welfare. The
senior citizen service bureau will have details of close relatives of
senior citizens in the respective areas.
State director general of police (DGP) Jacob Punnoose has issued a
directive to police officers on the procedures to be followed while
implementing the scheme.
If old people are staying alone, police officials should collect the
details of persons like milkman, newspaper vendor and servants who
frequent the house. "The identification details of these persons will
be recorded at the service bureau, which will also coordinate with
various other agencies like health department, revenue department and
social welfare department to ensure safety and security of senior
citizens," Pillai said.
A nodal officer will also be appointed in each district to coordinate
the functioning of the bureau.
"Dedicated 24-hour helplines will be opened at the bureau so that
senior citizens can seek any assistance in case of an emergency," an
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