On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 10:45 PM, APSCCON <email@example.com> wrote:
NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION IS ALSO CONCERNED
about the indifference with which issues of Senior Citizens are treated in our Country. The memories of observance of the Protest Day on August 16, 2010 are still fresh when hundreds and thousands of elderly men and women in every nook and corner of our great Country walked in silent processions unmindful of their physical disabilities, only to exhibit our disappointment at the insensivity of our rulers towards our problems. Whether that country-wide demonstration made any impact on our State and Central Governments is yet to be seen but fortunately the National Human Rights Commission has taken a note of the situation. They have constituted a Core Group on protection and welfare of the elderly persons. The following terms of reference of the Core Group speak of the purpose of this very welcome step on part of NHRC.
1] To review existing government policies, laws/rules/orders etc and other material from human rights perspective and make an assessment of current status of enforcement of the rights of the elderly in different States/UT's in India.
2] To identify voids and gaps in the policy framework for implementation and to suggest measures to fill the same.
3] To identify important human rights issues concerning the elderly and to suggest measures as appropriate for better protection of their rights.
4] To suggest plan of action for enforcement of rights of elderly persons.
5] To examine best practices in India and abroad dealing with the care of elderly.
6] Any other issue which is considered relevant to the subject by the group
Dr. SP Kinjwadekar, myself and Prof Sugan Bhatia have been nominated as members of the Core Group representing All India Senior Citizens' Confederation [AISCCON]. Mr. K.R. Gangadharan who has recently joined us as our advisor is also nominated as a member of the Core Group in addition to nine other eminent senior citizens.
I request you to kindly write to me or send email if you are aware of any situation where according to you the human rights of senior citizens have been violated or any matter which would fall in the purview of the above terms of reference. It will enable us to prepare ourselves for a meaningful discussion in the Core Group and effective representation to NHRC. My address is as follows,
8-2-333/14a, Road No. 3,
Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034
E Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 040 – 23542719/9052004913
Fax : 040 - 23548409
President: All India Senior Citizens' Confederation