Jammu & Kashmir

JK unveils rules for maintenance, welfare of parents and senior citizens

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Srinagar: The administration of Jammu and Kashmir may constitute a council of senior citizens at the Union Territory and district level for effective implementation of “The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act-2007.”

According to “The Jammu and Kashmir Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Rules, 2021”, the administration may by order establish a Union Territory council of senior citizens to advise it on effective implementation of the Act and to perform such other functions in relation to the senior citizens as the administration may specify.

The council, according to the rules, would comprise of minister Social Welfare, administrative secretaries of different departments like Social Welfare, Home, Finance, GAD, Health, Director General of Police, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir/ Jammu, Inspector General of Police Kashmir/ Jammu, specialists, activists and eminent senior citizens.

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