Notice to Haryana on se­nior ci­ti­zen’s plea

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CHANDI­GARH: A re t i red Haryana-cadre IPS of­fi­cer, al­leg­ing ill-treat­ment by his son and daugh­ter-in-law, has ap­proached the high court seek­ing direc­tions to the Haryana gov­ern­ment to con­sti­tute main­te­nance and ap­pel­late tri­bunals in ac­cor­dance with the main­te­nance of par­ents and se­nior cit­i­zens’ rules.

Tak­ing up the pe­ti­tion by KS To­mar, 75, of Panchkula, the Pun­jab and Haryana high court bench headed by jus­tice Surya Kant is­sued notice of mo­tion to the Haryana gov­ern­ment for Septem­ber 17.

No­tices have also been is­sued to the Panchkula deputy com­mis­sioner, the pe­ti­tioner’s son, Pankaj To­mar, and his daugh­ter-in-law Promil To­mar.

The pe­ti­tioner in­formed the court that the state gov­ern­ment had failed to com­ply with pro­vi­sions of the Main­te­nance and Wel­fare of Par­ents and Se­nior Ci­ti­zen Act, 2007.

Nei­ther has any com­pre­hen­sive ac­tion plan for pro­vid­ing pro­tec­tion to the life and prop­erty of se­nior ci­ti­zen un­der the act been evolved nor has pub­lic­ity of the act been en­sured, the pe­ti­tioner said.

To­mar said he had ap­proached the chair­man of the main­te­nance tri­bunal and the Panchkula deputy com­mis­sioner, but they did not act in the case.

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