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Govt intentions towards Senior Citizens of India?

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To match with market index, apart from yearly increment​s​ ​@ 10 %​ ​(Minimum) &​ periodical ​Pay ​Commissions by ​G​ovt ​(5th & 6th w.e.f. 01.01.2001 & 01.01.2006 ​respectively ​& ​recent, ​7th ​pay commission which has already been ​implemented.​ The ​Salaries of employees ​has gone up more than three times. Retired Govt Employees have also been benefited against each pay commission since pensions increases in line with Pay hikes.
Also, ​recently Govt has unilaterally ​decided & hiked salaries of Ministers by 100​ - 200​%​. ​​
W​hat ​about Sr Citizens having no pension or source of income & not retired from GOI / State Govt / Public Sectors e.g. Banks, etc having Pensions..

  1. Fixed Deposit - Interest rates have come down from 13-14 % to 7.50 % PA
  2. Market Index / Inflation has gone very high.Monthly expenses has increased & on increase each year.
  3. Medical expenses, with increase in age, has multifold.Income Tax on income against Fixed Deposits. ​

Govt has totally neglected Sr Citizen. Our Prime Ministers is fondly talking & appreciating YUVA Shakti (Young Battalion) only. It ​seems that Sr Citizens has no role ​to play ​in India. ​It can be seen from :

There is no Yojna for Sr Citizens of India.

  • Govt is not concerned on decrease of Interest rate & its effects on Sr Citizens life.
  • There is no plan to built Sr Citizen Homes having facilities required by them.
  • Income Tax on income from Fixed Deposits, even though, Income Tax have already been paid Money earned by them.
  • Medical cost has increased multifold.

 Following are requested:

  1. Govt to start few schemes where Sr Citizens can invest & earn sufficiently to lead a  decent & dignified life.
  2. Favorable mediclaim cashless policies considering age related issues & price.
  3. To build sufficient Low cost  Homes having all facilities as required for hire or purchase by them. 
  4. Inline with Railways & prevailing practice in few States, 50% concession for travel by Road in all State Owned Buses (Ordinary / Luxury/Sleeper-Coaches) within state & inter-states. 


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