Deputation of senior citizens calls on Chief Secretary, submits memo



JAMMU: A deputation of Association for Welfare of Senior Citizens Jammu- a registered NGO- called on Chief Secretary, Union Territory of J&K on Wednesday and submitting a memorandum highlighting a number of issues. Expressing gratitude towards the officer for sparing some time from his busy schedule to listen to the grievances of senior citizens, the deputation demanded formulation and implementation of a comprehensive plan for development of Pay & Stay Homes, Day Care Homes and ‘Old Age Homes, as per Section 19 of Act.
Others demands highlighted on the occasion included implementation of provisions of Section 20 of Maintenance & Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007, separate queues for senior citizens, facilities for treatment of chronic, terminal and degenerative diseases, establishment of a ‘UT Council of Senior Citizens’, constitution of Maintenance Tribunals, constitution of District Committees, expediting handing-over of 8 Kanals State land allocated for setting up ‘Pay & Stay Home’ at Dhammi in Nagrota or some other alternative place, allotting a small piece of land within Jammu city for establishing office-cum recreation spot for the Association etc.
The members of the deputation included A K Arora, Virender Kumar Gupta, Dr Shashi Kant Goswami, O P Sharma, Virender Suri, Vinod Gupta and Kewal Mahajan.