The Central Ministry for Social Justice and Authorisation has informed that a national emergency contact number for helping Senior Citizens will be announced shortly.
This new number would be a facility immediately available on hand for the senior citizens of the country and also, would also facilitate linking with the central and state governments, district administration and self-volunteered services.
The National Social Security Board has devised the guidelines and operational system jointly with the state governments.
An official from the National Social Security Board shared regarding this:
Most states have given their support for this initiative. We await the response from some states. This scheme has been finalised. We have scheduled to commence the system before the end of January.
The official further informed that this scheme, once in operation, will facilitate an avenue for help for the senior citizens and also, facilitate solving various related issues through detailed discussions and suggestions.