Bhubaneswar police ask nodal officers to take selfies with senior citizens as proof os service
The commissionerate police has asked the nodal officers of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to click photo or selfie with the elderly people as a proof of their visit to their houses.
The move came after complaints from some elderly people that the police officers were not visiting their houses in their times of need or difficulties.
Senior citizen security cells are present in all police stations in the two cities where some nodal and assistant nodal officers have been given the job to regularly visit the houses of the registered elderly persons and listen to their problems.
Also, a WhatsApp group has been created for nodal officers to send their photos with the elderly persons so that the higher officials are aware that proper work is being done on the senior citizen security project of the two cities.
So far, senior citizen security cells have registered 6176 elderly people in Bhubaneswar and 4213 in Cuttack.
Recently, the commissionerate police announced to start two counselling-cum-helpline centres, one each in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, for elderly people to solve their social problems.