Maharashtra likely to set up senior citizens commission

Mumbai, Jul 11: The Maharashtra Government will set up a senior citizens' commission and a separate department, while a special provision for it will be made during the next budget session.

NCP senior citizens' cell chief Dilip Ghule said that Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar who is also the state's finance minister agreed to the party's charter of demands for senior citizens welfare, which includes a separate helpline, employment opportunities and enhanced interest rate on fixed deposits.

The government will also take decisions on financial assistance to senior citizens, legal assistance and guidance, recreation centres, setting up old-age homes, reservation of seats in the transport system and health schemes, which have been included in the charter.


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