Delhi HC asks Chief Secy. decide on representation when collecting data on seniors

The Delhi High Court has asked the Chief Secretary to decide a representation for directions to conduct a door-to-door survey to determine the number of senior citizens in the capital, and to build houses for the elderly in every district .

“This court directs that the present petition be dealt with as a representation to the Chief Secretary, who in turn is directed to decide the same in accordance with law, preferably within twelve weeks,” the court said on May 30.

The court passed the order while dismissing a petition filed by Salek Chand Jain, who also asked the court leadership to Delhi Police to maintain a database of crimes committed against senior citizens.

The plea stated that there are currently only two government-run or assisted old age homes in Delhi: one in Bindapur, run by the government on a private-public partnership model, and the other in Lampur, which is funded by the government . It added that an additional house is being managed by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board.

“Senior citizens are being neglected and discriminated against by their own families and require special care, love and attention,” the plea said, adding that the petitioner had filed several representations with the authorities in the past but these have only been resolved. date.

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