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Saturday, April 14, 2012
SENIOR CITIZEN ACT IN UNION TERRITORY OF PUDUCHERRY SOON
PUDUCHERRY: Five years after its enactment, the Puducherry government is getting ready for implementation of Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007. The department of social welfare has taken up sensitisation programmes to enable the implementation of the Act.
A sensitisation programme with NGOs and officials was chaired by Chief Secretary M Sathiavathy on Wednesday.
The government had notified the rules under the Act in October 2011 and subsequently appointed statutory officers like presiding officers, maintenance officers, conciliation officer, Secretary Welfare G Thevaneethi Dhas said.
The appellate tribunals in both Puducherry and Karaikal districts have been appointed, with respective District Collector as the Presiding officer.
Besides tribunals in all sub-divisions have been appointed with Deputy Collector as the presiding officer. A state council headed by Chief Secretary and district council headed by Secretary Welfare has also been constituted.
It also includes action plan for district police officers.