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Submit name of one prominent senior citizen from each police station, PHQ writes to all dists

Submit name of one prominent senior citizen from each police station, PHQ writes to all dists

New Delhi: Delhi Police Headquarters (PHQ) has written a letter to all the districts asking to furnish the name of one prominent senior citizen from each police station for the implementation of National Policy on Older Persons.

"The PHQ wants all districts to give the name of one prominent senior citizen from each police station giving the representation of different sections of society which includes women professionals, weaker sections for the District Legal Advisory Body and one senior citizen from the district for States Level Advisory Body," said sources to Millennium Post. PHQ wants the name of the senior citizen as soon as possible so that the state/district level advisory bodies could formally be constituted by Police Commissioner.

Police sources said the letter written by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) stated that the Commissioner of Police (Delhi) had constituted the state/district level advisory bodies for the safety and security of senior citizens and same to be re-constituted.

According to Delhi Police to control crime against the senior citizens, an audit of the residential premises of the senior citizens conducted, with their consent. In 2018, local police conducted 34,097 security audits, Beat Officers made cumulative 5.23 lakh visits to senior citizens and 3.78 lakh telephone calls were made to senior citizens. 3,650 senior citizens were freshly enrolled during the year 2018 under this scheme. "As many as 1087 complaints received and 686 distress calls related to senior citizens attended by city police," added the city police data.

"To further improve their security, senior citizens were advised regarding the installation of security equipment like door chain, magic eye, iron grill and safety locks and in some cases, it was provided free of cost," police said.

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