National Policy on Older Persons





National Policy on Older Persons
The National Policy on Older Persons (NPOP), 1999 provides for financial security, healthcare, nutrition, shelter, education, welfare and protection of life and property of senior citizens. The primary objectives of the National Policy are:

-      to encourage individuals to make provision for their own as well as their spouse`s old age;
-      to encourage families to take care of their older family members;
-      to enable and support voluntary and non-governmental organizations to supplement the care provided by the family;
-      to provide care and protection to the vulnerable elderly people;
-      to provide adequate healthcare facility to the elderly;
-      to promote research and training facilities;
-      to train geriatric care givers and organizers of services for the elderly; and
-      to create awareness regarding elderly persons to help them lead productive and independent live.
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing a Central Sector Scheme of Integrated programme for Older Persons (IPOP) under which financial assistance is provided to Government/NGOs/Panchayati Raj Institutions/local  bodies etc. for running and maintenance of Old Age Homes, Day Care Centres, Mobile Medicare Units etc.
State-wise details regarding release of Grant in Aid under the IPOP during the last three years:



(Rupees in Lakh)

S. No.
Name of State
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14

Funds released
Funds released
Funds released

1
Andhra Pradesh
478.74
365.07
347.24

2
Bihar
2.44
20.44
8.21

3
Chhattisgarh
9.03
12.22
4.88

4
Goa
0.00
0.00
0.00

5
Gujarat
0.00
0.00
0.00

6
Haryana
50.73
48.28
56.45

7
Himachal Pradesh
4.99
6.10
9.82

8
Jammu and Kashmir
0.00
0.00
0.00

9
Jharkhand
0.00
0.00
0.00

10
Karnataka
237.03
229.33
84.10

11
Kerala
6.90
0.00
11.33

12
Madhya Pradesh
14.79
21.52
11.60

13
Maharashtra
133.32
152.23
157.04

14
Odhisa
356.90
303.06
354.43

15
Punjab
31.62
5.79
16.71

16
Rajasthan
8.89
4.88
17.59

17
Tamil Nadu
242.14
257.72
30.73

18
Telangana
0.00
0.00
0.00

19
Uttar Pradesh
39.29
83.88
60.73

20
Uttarakhand
5.87
23.22
26.75

21
West Bengal
141.43
42.14
182.36







UTs




22
A & N Islands
0.00
0.00
0.00

23
Chandigarh
0.00
0.00
0.00

24
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
0.00
0.00
0.00

25
Daman and Diu
0.00
0.00
0.00

26
Lakshadweep
0.00
0.00
0.00

27
Delhi
18.76
43.46
46.67

28
Puducherry
0.00
0.00
0.00

NE Region States


0.00

29
Arunachal Pradesh
0.00
4.08
0.00

30
Assam
77.48
77.71
50.07

31
Manipur
121.67
112.12
79.90

32
Meghalaya
0.00
0.00
0.00

33
Mizoram
6.18
0.00
0.00

34
Nagaland
0.00
0.00
0.00

35
Sikkim
0.00
0.00
0.00

36
Tripura
10.81
7.78
0.00

Total
1999.01
1821.03
1556.61

 
















































This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

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