National Council of Senior Citizens has Been Strengthened
Posted On: 24 MAR 2021 , Delhi
The National Council of Senior Citizens, which has representation from Central Ministries, State Governments, Senior Citizen Associations, Pensioners’ Associations, Non-Governmental Organisations has been strengthened to review and assess implementation of schemes and programmes made for senior citizens.
Further, the umbrella Scheme of ‘National Action Plan for Senior Citizens’, inter alia includes study/research/innovative proposals on issues relating to senior citizens, setting up of National Helpline for Senior Citizens, pilot projects on any area aimed towards welfare of senior citizens and organizing seminars/workshops/conferences at regional level.
The proposal for setting up of National Commission for Senior Citizens has not been supported by Ministry of Finance.
This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Rattan Lal Katariain a written reply in RajyaSabha today.