Manipur government signs MoU with the National Institute of Social Defense, government of India and Alankit Assignments Limited, New Delhi. Toll free Helpline number is expected to be launched by February, 2021, an official source said.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Social Welfare Department, government of Manipur, the National Institute of Social Defense, government of India and Alankit Assignments Limited, New Delhi in the presence of Social Welfare minister Henry Okram at a solemn function held at the official residence of the minister, Babupara, Imphal on Thursday.
Addressing the media persons, Henry said that a toll-free National Helpline for senior citizens will be launched for the state under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister N Biren Singh. The Helpline aims at providing grievance redressal mechanisms 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, an official source said.
Director (Social Welfare) Ng Uttam Singh signed 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, it added.
Commissioner (Social Welfare) H Gyan Prakash, officials of the Social Welfare Department and others were also present during the solemn function.