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Eligibility Criteria for Senior Citizens to be decided soon

Adoption of Uniform age criteria of sixty years for benefits of Senior Citizens being extended by different organizations (such as Airlines, Insurance companies, State Governments, etc) is under consideration in this Ministry, pursuant to the recommendation of the Group of Secretaries on Education and Social Development, Constituted by the Government. It is proposed to bring suitable amendment to the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act in this regard.

This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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