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Dec 11, 2019
4:43PM

Bill introduced in Lok Sabha to amend welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act

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The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha today.

It was introduced by Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot.

The bill, among other things, seeks to remove the ceiling of ten thousand rupees as maintenance and includes the preference to dispose of applications of senior citizens, above 80 years of age.


It also provides for the registration of senior citizens' care homes and home care service agencies and seeks to ensure that minimum standards are maintained at such homes.

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