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India

Update 1st August –

Social security in developing nations and the role of the state
Social security refers to protection against socially recognized conditions, including poverty, old age, disability, unemployment and other kinds of multi-dimensional deprivation. In a welfare state paradigm, it usually refers to services provided by the state, though in most countries the state acts in concert with the market and other agencies to make such schemes available. It may refer to social insurance schemes like retirement pensions or disability insurance where people receive benefits or services in recognition of contributions to an insurance scheme.Read More

Update 1st June –

India’s senior citizens finally get a hearing
The Union Cabinet’s recent decision to approve a new law — the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Bill 2007 aimed at helping the elderly live in dignity and peace — is a welcome move towards the protection and care of India’s 77 million elderly citizens. Read More

Update 15th May –

GRAY MATTERS: ELDER SUPPORT IN INDIA AND THE U.S.
This is International Team Project – India: Northwestern University School of Law, USA, Spring 2008.
The challenge of supporting an elderly population is not unique to India. Comparing the Indian and American responses to the shared problem of elder maintenance reveals telling differences about the countries’ cultures, social and family values, and ideas about what role government should play in private life.Read this paper in detail

INDIAN NATIONAL POLICY ON OLDER PERSONS (NPOP)

The National policy, seeks to assure older persons that their concerns are national concerns and hey will not live unprotected, ignored or marginalized. The goal of the National Policy is the well – being of older persons. It aims to strengthen their legitimate place in society and help older persons to live their last phase of their life with purpose, dignity and peace. Read In detail

THE MAINTENANCE AND WELFARE OF PARENTS AND SENIOR CITIZENS BILL, 2007

The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Bill, 2007 was introduced in Lok Sabha on 20 March, 2007 and has been referred by Hon’ble Speaker to the Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment for examination and report on 27 April, 2007. The objective of the Bill is to provide for more effective provisions for the maintenance and welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens guaranteed and recognized under the Constitution and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The most important provision of the Bill is to make the maintenance of parents by their family as a legal right. Read the detail Bill

India Statement on Ageing
Indian family, which has been predominantly joint or extended one, remained stable despite some marked and drastic social, political, economic and religious changes over the last few decades. It has, however, retained certain structural forms and traditional values. The historical cultural tradition of care and respect for the elderly within the family and the community has made the task of caring and empowering the aged relatively smooth and easy both for the society and the Government in India. Read more

Standing Committee Members list on ‘The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Bill, 2007’ of Government of India,See the List

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