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 COURT

CASES INVOLVING SENIOR
CITIZENS: The chief justice of India has
advised chief justice of all high courts to
accor...
 There

is a provision for separate queues for
senior citizens at hospitals and health care
centres when they visit for a...
 The

benefit of section 80c of the Income Tax
Act 1961 has been extended to the
investments made under 5 year post offic...
 Government

also gives a higher rate of
interest to senior citizens on certain savings
schemes which it runs through its...
Department of Telecommunications has made
special provisions for senior citizens who apply
for a new telephone connections...
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Travel by Indian Railways is 30% cheaper for all senior
citizens who are 60 years in age, while women aged
60 ...
 Senior

citizens are entitled to 50% discount
on economy class fares on all flights of Indian
Airlines subject or certai...
 State

road Transport undertakings have made
provision for senior citizens for reservation
of 2 seats in the front row o...
 Indian

Government has recently enacted a
law for welfare of elders(senior citizens and
parents). This law creates provi...






Government of India announced the National
Policy on Older Persons in 1999 to reaffirm its
commitment to ensure t...


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Financial security through coverage under
Old Age Pension Scheme for poor and
destitute older persons .
Health Secur...
HOUSING SECURITY- The NPOP provides for
earmarking 10 % of the houses/housing sites in urban
as well as rural areas for ol...
Education and information needs of older
persons - Education and information material
relevant to the lives of older perso...
Welfare and Institutional CarePartnership with voluntary organizations to
provide for poor, destitute and neglected
older ...
Protection of Life and Property of Older
PersonsEarly settlement of property/inheritance
disputes is to be done, safeguard...
National Social Assistance
Programme (NSAP)
The National Social Assistance Programme
came into effect from 15th August,199...
The Scheme covers older persons/destitute
having little or no regular means of
subsistence from his/her own source of
inco...
Annapurna Scheme covers all the other
elderly below poverty line who are not
covered under the NOAPS.
A provision of 10 k....
Government of India is implementing an
Integrated Programme for Older Persons with an
aim to empower and improve the quali...
The scheme for Assistance to construction of Old
Age Homes provides one time grant to Local
Bodies, NGOs etc. for construc...
Some of the initiatives by the Government is
enabling a separate counters/O.P.D. in
hospitals and free medical services in...
The loss of memory with advancing age is a
common phenomenon. However, dementia,
which is a progressive disease of the bra...
India is moving ahead to safeguard and
protect the Best Interest of Older Persons
through Central Legislation.
GOs have in...
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
launched the Project „NICE‟ (National
Initiative on Care for Elderly) through Nat...


It aims at imparting computer training to
the elderly people. This programme is
launched with a view to help Older Pers...
 Facilities

to disseminate information on various
concessions/reservations/rebates provided to senior
citizens by differ...
Constitutional Provisions
The welfare of the aged has been enshrined in
the Constitution of India. The provisions of
age p...
Coming to the category of legislative measure,
the retirement benefits (GPF & PPF) are
provided to those who served the Go...
Volunteers Bureau of Elderly is a network of
elderly who could be available for different
kinds of services on demand.
The...
SILVER INNING FOUNDATION
IT IS “NOT FOR PROFIT” Organization
dedicated for the cause of elders and
their family members
Th...
 It

is “NOT FOR PROFIT” Organization
dedicated for the cause of elders and
their family members
 Their vision of an eld...
MISSION
 Their

mission is to uphold and secure
the right of elderly and actively work
towards improving their quality of...
 Counseling
 Lectures

and workshop
 Need base services
 Consultancy for old age homes, day care
centre and respite ca...
 To

work for people above 50 years of age and
their family members and to provide for
their basic needs.
 To promote re...
 to

act as a pressure group and advocate
for elderly issues with Indian
Governments and governments of other
countries a...
 Organizes

entertaining and relaxing get
together for senior citizens.
 E.g. Musical evenings, night outs at clubs,
pub...
 The

dada-dadi is a non- profit service and
advocacy organization .
 It works with thousands of organizations
across th...
 It

is a project by dignity foundation for
active and productive living for senior
citizen.
 It is engaged in elder car...
 Old

age home services
 Hospice care services
 Home care services
 It

is a secular, not for profit organization
registered under the societies Registration
Act of 1860.
 They advocate f...
 ICICI

banks „life plus‟ senior citizen services
have designed to empower senior citizens to
independently carry out the...
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  1. 1.  COURT CASES INVOLVING SENIOR CITIZENS: The chief justice of India has advised chief justice of all high courts to accord priority to cases involving old persons.
  2. 2.  There is a provision for separate queues for senior citizens at hospitals and health care centres when they visit for any health related concerns or clinical examination.  The Delhi Government runs special clinics for senior citizens in most of its hospitals in Delhi.
  3. 3.  The benefit of section 80c of the Income Tax Act 1961 has been extended to the investments made under 5 year post office time Deposits account and senior citizens saving schemes.  The threshold income when we start paying tax stands at Rs 2.25 lakh per annum for senior citizens.(as per finance budget 20082009
  4. 4.  Government also gives a higher rate of interest to senior citizens on certain savings schemes which it runs through its large network of Post offices(senior Citizens saving schemes) and public sector banks.
  5. 5. Department of Telecommunications has made special provisions for senior citizens who apply for a new telephone connections. The department has marked separate priority category for senior citizens wherein they can apply for registration.  In case of any complaint or fault with the telephone a senior citizens complaint is redressed on a priority basis  MTNL(Delhi) gives 25% discount in rentals.(tariff plan-250 only) and installation to senior citizens who are 65 years or above in age. 
  6. 6.     Travel by Indian Railways is 30% cheaper for all senior citizens who are 60 years in age, while women aged 60 years or above are entitled to 50% concessions in fare. There are separate counters/queues for senior citizens at all Railway stations for purchase, booking or cancellation of tickets. Special arrangements are available for those who it difficult to walk or move on their own, wheel chairs are available at all major junctions, District Headquarters and other important railway stations for the convenience of senior citizens. Indian railways have recently introduced specially designed coaches and specially designed toilets in it.
  7. 7.  Senior citizens are entitled to 50% discount on economy class fares on all flights of Indian Airlines subject or certain conditions.  Air India gives 45% discount in economy class on domestic sectors to senior citizens( women aged 63 above and men aged 65 above)
  8. 8.  State road Transport undertakings have made provision for senior citizens for reservation of 2 seats in the front row of all buses.  Some state governments also give concessions(in fare) to senior citizens, while some also have specially modeled buses for the senior citizens.
  9. 9.  Indian Government has recently enacted a law for welfare of elders(senior citizens and parents). This law creates provision for maintenance, protection and security of elders.
  10. 10.    Government of India announced the National Policy on Older Persons in 1999 to reaffirm its commitment to ensure the well-being of the older persons in a holistic manner. The NPOP while promising to safeguard their interest in terms of financial security, health, legal, social and psychological security. The Policy also appreciates special needs of older persons and therefore lays emphasis on empowerment of community as well as individuals to adequately meet the challenges of the process of ageing
  11. 11.   Financial security through coverage under Old Age Pension Scheme for poor and destitute older persons . Health Security - The NPOP recognizes special health needs of the older persons to be met through strengthening and reorienting the public health services at Primary Health Care level.
  12. 12. HOUSING SECURITY- The NPOP provides for earmarking 10 % of the houses/housing sites in urban as well as rural areas for older persons belonging to the lower income groups, special consideration to the older persons falling in the category of Below Poverty Line (BPL) and destitute in housing schemes like Indira Awas Yojana, loans at reasonable interest rates and easy repayment instalment with tax relief for purchase of houses . 
  13. 13. Education and information needs of older persons - Education and information material relevant to the lives of older persons should be developed and made available through mass media. The NPOP provides for proactive role in ensuring the same by disseminating knowledge about preparation of Old Age. 
  14. 14. Welfare and Institutional CarePartnership with voluntary organizations to provide for poor, destitute and neglected older persons whose care cannot be ensured within the family. Voluntary efforts needs to be encouraged for creating facilities for day care, outreach services, multi-service citizen centres. 
  15. 15. Protection of Life and Property of Older PersonsEarly settlement of property/inheritance disputes is to be done, safeguards to protect them from fraudulent dealings in transfer of property through sale/‟Will‟ are to be put in place and free legal aid and toll free helpline services are to be placed across the country. 
  16. 16. National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) The National Social Assistance Programme came into effect from 15th August,1995. NSAP is a social assistance programme for the poor households and represents a significant step towards the fulfilment of the Directive Principles enshrined in Article 41 and 42 of the Constitution of India.
  17. 17. The Scheme covers older persons/destitute having little or no regular means of subsistence from his/her own source of income or through financial support from family members or other sources. The age of applicant must be 65 years or above. At present 50% of the older persons under Below Poverty Line (BPL) destitute are covered under NOAPS. The Central Government contributes Rs.200/- per month per beneficiary.
  18. 18. Annapurna Scheme covers all the other elderly below poverty line who are not covered under the NOAPS. A provision of 10 k.gs. of rice or wheat is provided to the needy elderly.
  19. 19. Government of India is implementing an Integrated Programme for Older Persons with an aim to empower and improve the quality of life of older persons. The basic thrust of the programme is on older persons of 60 years and above particularly the infirm, destitute and widows. Under the scheme, financial assistance is provided to Non-Governmental Organizations, Autonomous Bodies, Educational Institutions, Cooperative Societies, etc., up to 90 per cent of the project cost for setting up and maintenance of Day Care Centres, Mobile Medi-care Units, Old Age Homes and Non-Institutional Service Centres.
  20. 20. The scheme for Assistance to construction of Old Age Homes provides one time grant to Local Bodies, NGOs etc. for construction of Old Age Homes or Multi-Service Centres.
  21. 21. Some of the initiatives by the Government is enabling a separate counters/O.P.D. in hospitals and free medical services in Central Government Health Scheme, Government Hospitals to facilitate easy accessibility to the elderly including Geriatric Units in the Hospitals.
  22. 22. The loss of memory with advancing age is a common phenomenon. However, dementia, which is a progressive disease of the brain, affects memory, personality and intellect. Of all the dementia, Alzheimer‟s disease is the commonest and the severest. Many of the Government and public hospitals have started Memory Clinics, Mental Health Programmes. 
  23. 23. India is moving ahead to safeguard and protect the Best Interest of Older Persons through Central Legislation. GOs have initiated special protective measures for safeguarding the elderly and one such innovative approach is “Helpline Services” in some big cities.
  24. 24. Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment launched the Project „NICE‟ (National Initiative on Care for Elderly) through National Institute of Social Defence (NISD) an autonomous body of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in 2000. The NISD organizes one year P.G. Diploma Course and Six Month Certificate Courses under Project NICE to meet the demand for care givers.
  25. 25.  It aims at imparting computer training to the elderly people. This programme is launched with a view to help Older Persons dispel their inhibitions to adopt to new technology and take advantage of IT enabled services like e-Ticketing, e-Banking, eBusiness.
  26. 26.  Facilities to disseminate information on various concessions/reservations/rebates provided to senior citizens by different Ministries of the Government of India.
  27. 27. Constitutional Provisions The welfare of the aged has been enshrined in the Constitution of India. The provisions of age pension, social security, social insurance, economic and social planning, and relief to the disabled and the unemployed. Article 47 of the Indian Constitution points out the raising of the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people and improvement of public health.
  28. 28. Coming to the category of legislative measure, the retirement benefits (GPF & PPF) are provided to those who served the Government and the public undertakings.  The Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (amended in 1996) provide for economic security to persons or their families in the event of retirement or even death before retirement.  The National Social Assistance Programme came into existence on 15th August 1995 and one of its programmes is the National Old Age Pension Scheme that is implemented through the Panchayats and municipalities. 
  29. 29. Volunteers Bureau of Elderly is a network of elderly who could be available for different kinds of services on demand. The International Longevity Centre, Pune an NGO working for welfare of elderly has successfully used this concept over the years for gainful engagement of elderly postretirement.
  30. 30. SILVER INNING FOUNDATION IT IS “NOT FOR PROFIT” Organization dedicated for the cause of elders and their family members Their vision of an elder friendly world in which ageing becomes a positive, rewarding experience.
  31. 31.  It is “NOT FOR PROFIT” Organization dedicated for the cause of elders and their family members  Their vision of an elder friendly world in which ageing becomes a positive, rewarding experience.
  32. 32. MISSION  Their mission is to uphold and secure the right of elderly and actively work towards improving their quality of life by networking advocating and researching elderly issues and providing a wide range of services according to their need.
  33. 33.  Counseling  Lectures and workshop  Need base services  Consultancy for old age homes, day care centre and respite care support group  Alzheimer‟s and Dementia support networking with like minded organization
  34. 34.  To work for people above 50 years of age and their family members and to provide for their basic needs.  To promote research and development on issues related to elderly and ageing  To promote adult education, vocational professional training, hobbies and activities and life long learning and to empower the elderly to run their own organization and help themselves.
  35. 35.  to act as a pressure group and advocate for elderly issues with Indian Governments and governments of other countries and to network with international organizations working for the elderly and also with cooperate sector for bringing the issues of elderly in the fore front.
  36. 36.  Organizes entertaining and relaxing get together for senior citizens.  E.g. Musical evenings, night outs at clubs, pubs, restaurants.
  37. 37.  The dada-dadi is a non- profit service and advocacy organization .  It works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors live independently find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently and remain active in their communities.
  38. 38.  It is a project by dignity foundation for active and productive living for senior citizen.  It is engaged in elder care providing support services, knowledge, life enrichment, shelter and advocacy.  It runs active programmes that motivate and inspire senior citizens and helps them active fulfillment in life.
  39. 39.  Old age home services  Hospice care services  Home care services
  40. 40.  It is a secular, not for profit organization registered under the societies Registration Act of 1860.  They advocate for policies that benefit the elderly and make them aware of their rights.  They make society aware of the concerns of the aged and promote better understanding of ageing issues.
  41. 41.  ICICI banks „life plus‟ senior citizen services have designed to empower senior citizens to independently carry out the day to day banking transactions with dignity and confidence.  A senior citizen can now approach the designated senior citizen desk at any ICICI bank branch and get his/ her account serviced  Specially designed debit card with new „life plus‟ senior citizen account.

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