ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Care of Senior Citizens and the Role of the State

An analysis of the implementation of the Himachal Pradesh Maintenance of Parents and Dependants Act, 2001 on which is based the centre's Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 shows that the complexity of care for the aged needs a mix of fiscal measures for social security and healthcare, along with appropriate legislation.

legal heir) unable to maintain themselves on their own earnings or property or organisation. The senior citizen has to apply for maintenance to a tribunal which has to be the ofce not below the rank of subdivisional ofcer (SDO) (civil). The tribunal has to dispose of the complaint

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