BEFORE THE MADURAI BENCH OF MADRAS HIGH COURT
Dated 11th August, 2011
CORAM: THE HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE R.SUDHAKAR
The District Collector, Kanyakumari, Kanyakumari District and 3 others... Respondents
This writ petition has been filed by the petitioner to issue a Writ of Mandamus to direct the respondent Nos.1 and 2 to protect the petitioner and his property and consequently direct the respondents No.1 and 2 to ensure the life and property of the petitioner are protected and he is able to live with security and dignity as per Section 20 of Tamilnadu Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Rules 2009.
9. The statement of the fourth respondent is recorded. In order to ensure that the present scenario should continue in the future and taking into the need to protect senior citizens as prescribed by law the Superintendent of Police is further directed to comply with the requirements of Rule 21(2)(i)(i) of the Tamil Nadu Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Rules 2009, which reads as follows:
"21(2) (i) each police station shall maintain an up-to-date list of senior citizens living within its jurisdiction, especially those who are living by themselves (i.e. without there being any member in their household who is not a senior citizen);
(ii) a representative of the police station together as far as possible, with a social worker or volunteer, shall visit such senior citizens at regular intervals of at least once a month, and shall, in addition, visit them as quickly as possible on receipt of a request of assistance from them;
(iii) complaints/problems of senior citizens shall be promptly attended to, by the local police;
(iv) one or more Volunteers' Committee(s) shall be formed for each Police Station which shall ensure regular contact between the senior citizens, especially those living by themselves on the one hand, and the police and the district administration on the other."