Dedicated senior citizens helpline likely to be launched in February

The Manipur government has signed an MoU with the National Institute of Social Defense and Alankit Assignments Ltd to set up the helpline.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Social Welfare Department, Manipur, the National Institute of Social Defense and Alankit Assignments Limited, New Delhi in the presence of Minister for Social Welfare Henry Okram at a function held at the official residence of the minister, Babupara, Imphal on Thursday.

Addressing the media persons, minister for Social Welfare Henry Okram said that the toll-free National Helpline for Senior Citizens will be launched for the State under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister N Biren Singh.

The Helpline aims at providing grievance redressal mechanism for the senior citizens, information on government schemes and programs for welfare of senior citizens besides providing emotional support so as to help them age happily, he added.

Henry Okram assured that the Toll free Helpline number is expected to be launched by February, 2021.

Director (Social Welfare) Ng Uttam Singh singed the tripartite MoU on behalf of the government of Manipur and Sanjay Bhat, Assistant vice president, Alankit Assingments Limited, New Delhi signed on behalf of the Service provider.
Commissioner (Social Welfare) H Gyan Prakash, officials of Social Welfare Department and others were present during the solemn function.

First Published:Jan. 15, 2021, 10:03 a.m.

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