According to reports, in an advisory, the Home Ministry has asked all states and Union Territories to prepare a database of old persons living alone, identify crime-prone areas inhabited by them and issue guidelines in this regard. The Ministry also issued directions regarding policing arrangements.
Centre said that the rich senior citizens were the most vulnerable, and told states and Union territories to fast-track security clearance process of their personal and security staff.
Special drives for verification of the antecedents of servants, drivers and other domestic help as also of tenants should also be organized.
The advisory said enquiries should be held to fix responsibility for lapses whenever serious incidents of crime against the elderly take place and suitable action should be taken on it.
--ANI (Posted on 08-09-2013)