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Senior citizens to appeal Centre for NPOP implementation

mumbai Updated: Aug 14, 2010 13:37 IST

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Nearly 10 crore senior citizens across India will appeal to the Centre on August 16, pressing for speedy implementation of National Policy on Older Persons (NPOP) document, adopted a decade ago for their benefits.

"Not a single state or Union Territory (UT) has adopted the NPOP document even after 11 years of its promulgation by the Central Government, let alone its implementation," a panel on issues of senior citizens said here yesterday in a discussion at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

On National Protest Day - August 16, an appeal will be made by panelists along with nearly 10 crore older persons (60 years and above) of the country, majority of whom are indigent, underfed, insecure and unorganised, demanding the Centre's immediate attention and action on NPOP, they said.