The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019 has been approved by Indian government Cabinet on 4th Dec 2019, it provides basic needs, safety and security to senior citizens.
SILVER INNINGS CLARIFICATION: To all our Friends, Senior Citizens, Family members, NGO's, Media, Activist and others, The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019, is NOT ONLY ABOUT MAINTENANCE.
First we Thank Government of India CABINET for taking this important step.
Helpage India, Tata Trust, AISCCON, Silver Inning Foundation, Moneylife Foundation and other organisations had given suggestions and lobbied for amendment to 2007 act.
Please note the new amendment needs to be PASSED in Parliament,yesterday 4th Dec 2019 decision is only Cabinet decision.
There are many important aspect to this Bill, which is first time or more important as following:
“(i) Definition of ‘children’ and ‘parents’ has been expanded. Expanding the definition of children, which currently refers to only biological children and grandchildren, to include daughter-in-law and son-in-law, and also adopted and/or stepchildren.
(ii) Definition of ‘maintenance’ and ‘welfare’ has been expanded. Definition of maintenance beyond merely the provision of food, clothing, housing, and healthcare, and to include “safety and security” of the parent.
(iii) Mode of submission of application for maintenance has been enlarged.
(iv) Ceiling of Rs 10,000/- as maintenance amount has been removed.
(v) Preference to dispose of applications of senior citizens, above eighty years of age, early has been included.
(vi) Registration of Senior Citizens Care Homes/Homecare Service Agencies etc. have been included.
(vii) Minimum standards for senior citizen care homes has been included in the Bill.
(viii) Appointment of Nodal Police Officers for Senior Citizens in every Police Station and District level Special Police Unit for Senior Citizens has been included.
(ix) Maintenance of Helpline for senior citizens has been included.”
One request please wait for final bill after its passed ion parliament.
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