October 18, 2010

INDIA: Elders seek state policy, rules

CHENNAI, Tamil Nadu / The Times of India / News / October 18, 2010

The Tamil Nadu Elders Welfare Association, an organisation for senior citizens, has appealed to the government to notify a state policy on senior citizens on the lines of the national policy.

In a memorandum to the chief secretary, the association has also urged the government to immediately constitute district level committee as laid down in the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Elders Rules 2009. Besides, it demanded a financial aid of Rs 3,000 for senior citizens living below poverty line.

The association has submitted a 12-point charter of demands to the government.

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