Nagpur: In a calling attention notice in Assembly, NCP leader and MLA Ajit Pawar demanded that the State Government should immediately lower the age of attaining senior citizenship to 60 years from 65 years, on par with the Central Government. He said that government should be convene a meeting in Chief Minister’s chamber and until the members are satisfied, the calling attention notice should be kept reserved. Subsequent to the demand, the Presiding Officer announced keeping of the calling attention notice reserved.
The calling attention notice by Ajit Pawar was tabled in Assembly on second day of second week of Monsoon Session.
The number of senior citizens in State is 1.25 crore. The GR the State Government had issued for senior citizens is bogus one. Not a single decision of the GR has been implemented by the government. Hence the GR has proved to useless for senior citizens, Pawar charged.
The Maharashtra Government today agreed to lower the age of attaining senior citizenship from 65 years to 60 years in order to bring it on par with the central government.
The Maharashtra Government had agreed to lower the age of attaining senior citizenship from 65 years to 60 years in order to bring it on par with the Central Government. The decision was to come into effect from March 2016, the Minister for Social Justice had announced in the State Legislative Assembly.
The government brought a Senior Citizen policy way back in 2013 and but it has not been implemented in letter and spirit, the members had complained.