Saturday, November 19, 2011

Reconsider move to shut old age home

The reason for decision of BHEL to shut down OAH, merely on account of
their CSR policy is anachronistic, in my view. MPSHRC should be
appreciated. Read on ...Vyasamoorthy

'Reconsider move to shut old age home'TNN | Nov 18, 2011, 12.39PM IST

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC), on Thursday,
asked the public sector giant Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
to withhold its move to shut down Anand Dham, an old-age home,
functioning for the last four years.
BHEL had earlier asked eight aged persons, residing at the old age
home, to vacate it by Wednesday, following which MPHRC took
cognizance. The management submitted before the commission that old
age home was initially established under the policy of corporate
social responsibility but later it received a communication from the
corporate office that CSR policy doesn't permit running old age homes
for those retired from the BHEL.
The MPHRC asked the BHEL authorities to make some amendments in its
CSR policies so that those who are aged and abandoned by the children
could lead a peaceful life. Even elderly people, who are not
dependents of the BHEL employees, should be allowed to stay at Anand
Dham. The commission has granted three months' time to BHEL to
implement its recommendations. Meanwhile, a city-based old age home
has come forward to take the responsibility of those staying at Anand
Dham, if the old age home is closed.


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