Better deal for senior citizens
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A call to PM from Sr Citizens
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India.
At the outset -Congratulations on all your acheivements. We wish you all success in all of your endevaours i.e "Make in India", " Swatch Bharath" "Digital India" etc.....
Our humble request please, don't trouble the Senior Citizens.
1. Request you to pay Interest on SCSS (Senior Citizen Savings Scheme) in all nationalised banks at least at 10 percent at par. Currently it is paid at 7.25 percent.
Interest payable quarterly to be paid monthly.
Raise the limit from 15 lacs to 30 lacs.
As senior citizens will be able to get Rs 25000 monthly interest peacefully and gracefully without depending on their children. Don't deduct tax on this income requesting to fill form 15 H etc.
The period of investment should be for 15 years and not five years.
As the span of life will not be more.
Pass a resolution to the effect that in this scheme the interest rates would never be reduced.
2. Raise the limit of Income tax from three lacs to five lacs for Senior Citizens.
No returns to be filed if your income less than five lacs for Senior Citizens.
If income exceeds 5 lacs you may tax accordingly as they should not be affected by any political weather.
3. Provide medicines to Senior Citizens on submission of Adhar card and a flat 30 percent reduction in the cost of medicines across the country.
Similarly for all pathalogiCal investigations and medical check up, dental treatment and hospitalization.
Medical insurance premiums paid may be reviewed accordingly.
After working for three to four decades let us have some dignity and live a decent life.
We are not asking for handouts or for the moon.
You will appreciate that nowadays parents have become a burden to the children and they leave them to fight their own battle.
They are career minded and self centered. Senior Citizens are shy to share this fact as they still regard their children as their family and it is the culture not to find fault with their children at any cost however severe their sufferings may be.
We Senior Citizens have elected you with a hope you will take care of us but you have left us in lurch.
Hope you want our votes to continue further this will be an important criteria for any goverment coming in future. Beware the mindsets are changing and Senior Citizens are rueing the bottom of the heart for this miserable present unenviable state.
This is a humble request and hope good sense will prevail and you will design and implement an income scheme as soon as possible to give a great relief to senior citizens to end their sleepless nights. We have no intentions to offend you, we want to live in peace and with dignity after having toiled for over 35 years during our working life.
You are also a senior citizen and will therefore appreciate the plight that we are in .
With a hope that no Governments will meddle with dignity of senior citizens in future.
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