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Senior Citizen.

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CID/CB Circular No.01/08 Dt.05.01.2008 on Senior Citizen Security Cell.

Senior Citizens Security Cells (SCSC) :

  • To provide safe & secure atmosphere to senior citizens of the society, "Senior Citizens Security Cells (SCSC)" are opened in the urban areas of all the districts of the State.
  • "Senior Citizens Security Cell" will be a part of DIB.

Objectives :

  • Co-ordinate safety & security of senior citizens with the help of local Police.

  • Provide senior citizen a sense of security & confidence.

  • Advise local Police with respect to the safety concerns of the senior citizens residing in their jurisdictions.

  • Helping senior citizens in their personal problems as far as practicable.

  • Advise senior citizens on safety and security measures.

  • Co-ordinate police verification of domestic help by local Police stations.

Registration of Senior Citizens :

  • A register shall be opened in the cell where every senior citizen interested in registering himself would fill up a Registration form to be provided by the cell.

  • After registration, he shall be provided with a registration number by the cell for future reference.

Dos and Don’ts for the Senior Citizen :

  • Never discuss financial matters in front of your servant.

  • It is always safe to deposit your valuables in safe deposit vault of any Bank.

  • Treat your servant in a humane way.

  • Do not allow any of the relatives or friends of your servant to visit your house. If at all he has any frequent visitor, get his antecedents checked from the Police and try to keep the telephone number of such person.

  • Make your neighbour know of you being staying alone. The House Society also needs to know this.

  • Use of modern security gadgets is always advantageous. Door alarm, electronic eye bell etc. is available in market. Consult some professional in this regard.

  • Install a peephole in your front door and always check the identity of strangers before you let them inside your home.

  • Never leave spare keys in open or in the conventional hiding places.

  • Verify the identity of any repairmen. Use the telephone number listed in the phone book, not the one suggested by them.

  • Inform your society about unacquainted visitors, so that their identity could be checked at the gate of the society.

  • A well-designed electronic alarm system attached to the office of your Housing Society or to the watchman’s cabin would be advisable so as to send alarm signals to all simultaneously.

  • When you admit a workman or a salesman, do not leave him alone at any time.

  • Employ a servant after verifying his real name, native address with the help of the nearest Police Station.

Verification of the Domestic Servant :

  • Verification shall be done by the local Police in the proforma duly filled by the senior citizens and submitted to the cell.
  • The Cell shall forward the duly filled verification roll to the concerned local Police Station for verification of the antecedents of the domestic help.

Verification Form for domestic employee.

Acts/ Rules :

The Orissa Maintenance of Parents and Senior Citizens Rules, 2009.

The Maintenance & Welfare of Parents & Senior Citizens Act, 2007.