NetIndian News Network
Delhi, January 31, 2012
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved the constitution of a
National Council for Senior Citizens, which will be chaired by the
Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment.
The Council would advise the Central and State Governments on issues
related to welfare of senior citizens and enhancement of their quality
of life with special reference to policies, programmes and legislative
measures; promotion of physical and financial security, health and
independent and productive living, and awareness generation and
community mobilization, an official press release said.
Other members of the Council include the Minister of State, Social
Justice & Empowerment, the oldest Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya
Sabha, representatives of five State Governments (one each from the
North, South, East, West & North Eastern Regions) and one Union
Territory by rotation, five representatives each from Senior Citizens'
Associations, Pensioners' Association, NGOs working for Senior
Citizens and Experts, and five senior citizens who have distinguished
themselves in various fields.
The Council would be anchored in the Ministry of Social Justice &
Empowerment, the release added.
Dr P Vyasamoorthy, 30 Gruhalakshmi Colony Secunderabad 500015 Ph
040-27846631 / 9490804278.
In India senior citizens are about 10% In UK they are 20%