19 May 2012

Setting up National Council for Senior Citizens

The National Council for Older Persons has been reconstituted and renamed as National Council of Senior Citizens (NCSrC). A Resolution dated 17th February, 2012 to this effect has already been published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary on 22nd February, 2012. The NCSrC will advise Central and State Governments on the entire gamut of 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. 

This information was given by the Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri D.Napoleon in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. 

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