TN DRAFT POLICY FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
T.N. DRAFT POLICY FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
The Tamil Nadu Government has created a draft policy for senior citizens. Under the policy, the government plans to work with academic institutions, field experts and civil society organizations. The policy has been created based on Article 41 of the constitution.
It speaks about right to work, right to public assistance and right to education. The article also says that the state government shall make the required provisions to secure right to work, public assistance and right to education in cases of old age, unemployment, sickness, disablement and in other cases as in favour of the under privileged. However, the actions should be within the economic capacity of the state.
Features of the policy
The policy will focus on social security schemes, health and nutrition, income security, safety, livelihood, safety housing and environment, education, disaster management and research and documentation. It aims to create Directorate for the welfare of the senior citizens.
The policy also speaks about providing livelihood training, formation of elderly self – help groups, capacity building for senior citizens. Also, it will address the security issues of the old age people. It is to create a banking assistance programmes and create a system of rescue centre for victims.