Eligibility for Admission. (a) As mentioned elsewhere in these
instructions this is a home for the aged where comfortable living conditions, good food
pleasing surroundings are provided. Widowers who have none to look after them, old
whose children are away from home and who find it insecure to live alone, and those who
to other reasons have to lead a life on their own will find the home an ideal place to
in peace and quiet. This is NOT a destitute home nor it is a home for the
(b) An applicant should be not less than 60 years of age and capable of looking after
(c) In exceptional cases, females will also be considered if age is more than 70
(d) An applicant (in case of a couple wife included) should not be :-
(i) A physically handicapped person who is incapable of looking after
(ii) Suffering from any of the following diseases :-
(ad) Mental illness.
(af) Cancer or any other disease of a contagious or terminal charter.
(ag) Should not treat the place like a casual visitor to a cosmopolitan
(e) Government officials in service or those employed in business or having their own
business/ private institutions are NOT eligible for admission.
(f) 50 percent vacancies each are reserved for ex-servicemen and civilians. Ex-service
personal of the Madras Regiment will be given first preference for admission to the
Mahaganapathy Sevashram. In case sufficient numbers of ex-servicemen are not
their vacancies may be allotted to civilians. The president and the management committee
reserve the right to select civilian personnel to fill up such
(g) Application for admission will not be considered if found to be motivated on
(h) An indemnity bond is required to be submitted at the time of admission.
Admission Fee, Monthly Recurring and Allied Charges. Financial
aspect in respect of admission of inmates and the monthly recurring charges thereof will
(a) A non-refundable admission fee will be levied as admissible.
(b) In addition to above, security deposit (refundable) and monthly charges for
accommodation and food will be charged as per rates fixed by the managing committee time
Instructions for Inmates.
(a) The Sree Mahaganapathy Sevashram, also known as Madras Regiment Veterans Home, is
a noble cause and will have to be treated as such by all. It is the aim of the
make your stay in the home as comfortable as possible. To achieve this aim, the
functioning of the home is essential. That this end co-operation and adherence to its
instructions and guidelines are not only expected from the inmates but also binding on
(b) Once the applications have been accepted and accommodation is allotted, the
is required to move in and occupy within two weeks failing which the inmates will
(c) Initially the admission will be for a period of three months of occupying and
thereafter the inmates will be allowed to continue as decided by the
(c) The accommodation should be kept by inmates clean and tidy at all times.
line and other items provided by the home should be used with the care and without
(d) Inmates will not be nuisance to other room-mates/inmates. They should not do or
anything which will disturb or offend the sentiments of others.
(e) Visitors should be entertained in the visitor’s room and should not be brought to
individual’s room as it may cause inconvenience to the other roommates. Frequent
with ulterior motivates will be debarred from visiting the inmates.
(f) Alcoholic drinks, drugs and gambling are strictly prohibited. However, card games
recreation only as decided by the managing committee may be permitted. No smoking will
permitted inside the rooms/buildings. The manager will earmark smoking zone within the
premises of the Ashram.
(g) Monthly bill should be paid by the 5th of each month by
(j) Valuables should not be kept outside the room, but should be kept locked in his
boards. The home does not take responsibility for the theft or loss or
(k) Inmate will enter in the register maintained in the office while going out the
They will indicate in the register if they plan to stay out for few days or
(l) In an inmate leaves the home without notice and continues to remain absent for 10
or more he/she will forfeit his accommodation and security deposits as mentioned
in the orders.
(m) Inmates shall not sublet their accommodation or permit any to stay there in their
place during their absence.
(n) A complaint/suggestion book will be maintained in the office. Constructive
and useful suggestions are always welcome.
(o) If an inmate has any complaint against the staff of the home, he/she should bring
to the notice of the Manger. They should not take to task or reprimand any of the staff.
any shortcoming the inmates will not air their views in public or through
(p) Any damage to home property by inmates will be charged against them unless it is
proved to be accidental.
(q) If the inmate is in need of medical attention, he/she should report to the MI Room
where he/she will be given first aid only. Thereafter if necessitated or if he desires,
will be shifted to a hospital of his / her choice. All expenses connected with this will
met by him / her.
(r) Any political / communal meetings or propaganda is prohibited in the home
(s) No money earning activity for personal gains by inmates will be permitted from the
(t) Telephone calls may be made from the office phone/public telephone. STD facility
not be available. Truck calls will be entered in the register kept in the office. All
telephone calls will be paid for by the user inmate.
(u) Messing will be as per menu drawn up by the mess committee. If any inmate requires
anything extra, he/she should inform the Assistant Manager or Store Keeper. Extra
will be charged alongwith the monthly bills. The inmates will be permitted to entertain
their guests with prior intimation to the Manager / Assistance Manager for which he/she
be charged as per the rates fixed by the Manager.
(v) Food will not be served in the rooms unless an inmate is physically unable to go
the dining hall due to temporary illness.
(w) Meal timings as notified in the home notice board will be strictly adhered
(x) Private servants are not permitted to be employed in the home by the
(y) No loans or any other financial assistance will be given by the
(z) An inmate can leave home for good, any time he wants after giving a week’s notice.
he/ she must settle all bills before he/she leaves failing which the security amount
not be refunded. However, conditions stipulated for leaving the home elsewhere in these
orders will be always remain operative.
(aa) An inmate is liable to be asked to leave the home for :-
(i) Defaulting monthly payments for more than one month.
(ii) Behaviour unbecoming of a gentleman.
(iii) Gross misbehavior towards other inmates or staff.
(iv) Gross violation of the instructions given therein.
(v) Contracting any disease which is contagious or is a health hazard to the other
(vi) Getting involved in a criminal case.
Note :- As an inmate becomes a personae non-grata, in such
only one third of the security amount will be refunded to him.
(ab) No gambling of any sort is permitted in the home.
(ac) In case of a couple, if the husband expires the wife may be allowed to continue
the Sevashram at the discretion of the President. However, she will have to a different
if required and depending upon the availability of a suitable accommodation for
(ad) If an inmate dies, his/her Next of Kin will be informed. If they fail to take the
body from the home, the cremation/burial will be arranged by the home and his security
cannot be claimed by anyone. Other administrative action on the death of the inmate will
taken by the Manager.
(ae) It will be worthwhile, if the inmates intimate the Manager or Assistant Manager
any important events or occurrences connected with the inmate. This is for official
of the home.
(af) Before occupation, the selected applicant shall execute an agreement to abide by
rules and regulations of the home. Legal heirs of the inmate will have no lien what so
on the Charity and accommodation enjoyed by the inmates. The inmates will enjoy “Sree
Mahaganapathy Sevashram” Charity at the discretion of the Management
(ag) Any dispute arising between the inmate and the Management, the verdict of the
President Thiruvathira Committee shall be final and abiding on all parties in the
(ah) In case of any dispute the legal jurisdiction will that be of Kerala High Court