//Act for the elderly soon

Act for the elderly soon

The Statesman / January 23 2006

Act for the elderly soon

NEW DELHI, Jan. 22. — Concer- ned over the problems faced by elderly people, the Centre is formulating a draft legislation for promoting care, maintenance and protection of senior citizens. The proposed legislation includes provision of need-based maintenance, minimum level of financial security, old age pension, setting up a well-equipped ward in each district hospital for the elderly and at least one old-age home in each district, ministry of social justice and empowerment sources said. The Bill also has a provision for protection of life and property of older people. — PTI

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