Notice to Haryana on senior citizen’s plea
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.