On 8th Dec 2009 the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment (MOSJE), Shri Mukul Wasnik informed about Review of NPOP at National Dementia Strategy, New Delhi.
NPOP was formulated in 1999, but till date it has not been implemented by Central Govt / Pan India, due to various reasons including lack of political will. Various NGO's and activist have been advocating its implementation and review.
During this 10 years the world has changed there has been significant demography change in India's population due globalization and improved medical facility and lifestyle. The fall of joint family system and rise in nuclear family system has brought new dimension to the care and welfare of Elderly. The population of aged people above 60 yrs as on 2009 is estimated at 90 million, i.e. around 8% of total population. According to UN the population of 60+ in 2050 will be around 20%.Life expectancy has increased 60% in last 60 years from 42yrs in 1950 to 69yrs in 2009.There is sharp increase in population of Young Old 60yrs to 69 yrs and Old old 80+. Due to this demand and needs of various age groups have changed. Now it is time for civil society and government to rethink their strategy to address the needs of Senior Citizens.
Silver Inning Foundation in association with Society for Serving Seniors has undertaken a National Online Survey to assess the requirement and need of Senior Citizens.
We request you to click on below link and participate in the National Online Survey for Review of NPOP: http://questionpro.com/t/ADwMaZHLEV
Last Date to participate is 15th April 2010.
The final results with the recommendation will be submitted to MOSJE for welfare of Senior Citizens.
Also share the above URL and promote this survey among your friends and family through Email, groups in which you are a member, via Twitter, Facebook, blog etc
Your support will help the cause of our Elderly.
Dr P Vyasamoorthy