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Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS), Rs.200 per month per beneficiary is provided by way of Central Assistance to a person who is 65 years or older and belonging to a household below the poverty line according to the criteria prescribed by the Government of India. Further, Government is also implementing An Integrated Programme for Older Persons, under which grants-in-aid are provided to the Non-Governmental Organizations for running of old age homes, Daycare Centres and Mobile Medicare Units.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Smt. Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today on 21st April 2008.

Source: http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=37607

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