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Government Of Assam Women & Child Development

Senior Citizen’s Sector

Assam has over 5 (five) lakhs Senior Citizen as per the 2001 Census Report and in order to provide them opportunities to lead a productive, pro-active, and healthy life, the Social Welfare Department with the help of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has taken various steps :

  • Implementation of Maintenance of Parents & Senior Citizen Act, 2012
  • Formulation of the Assam State Policy for Senior Citizen, 2016
  • Constitution of the Senior Citizen  Welfare Council to Monitor & Advice on the Welfare of the Senior Citizens and also suggest for improvement of the policies wherever necessary

Further two Old Age Homes specifically for male & female has been set up for institutional care of parents and Senior Citizens beside various NGO run Homes. The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, has provided Grants in Aid to Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) for running Old Age Homes, Day Care Centers, Mobile Medical Services and a Physiotherapy Center in the State of Assam. Moreover, the Health & Family Welfare Department, Govt. of Assam has also established a Geriatric Ward in the Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati for the welfare of Senior Citizen.