Elderly people, staying alone in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, now need not endure the pain of visiting police stations to register their names under the senior citizen security cell (SCSC) scheme.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik launched a web-based application that will help elderly people, to enrol themselves under senior citizen security cell (SCSC) system of the commissionerate police.
“I hope the online registration will immensely benefit the senior citizens. I advised the police to serve people with empathy, compassion and give top most priority to women, children and senior citizens,” Naveen said.
The SCSC system, which was introduced in a handful of police stations here in 2009, now covers all the 20 police stations in Bhubaneswar and 18 in Cuttack. The system was introduced in view of crimes against elderly persons in the twin cities in the past.
As per the new online registration system, users are required to browse the common application portal of the state government (www.lokaseba-odisha.in/). Police said link of the portal will also be uploaded on the home page of the commissionerate police.