Public Council for Older Persons (NCOP) was established in 1999 as per the National Policy for Older Persons (NPOP).
It was established under the Chairpersonship of Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment.
The board care for the execution of the Policy and encourage the Government to detail and carry out strategy and projects for senior residents.
Reconstitution of NCOP
NCOP was reconstituted in 2012 to energize more interest from each district. Board was renamed as National Council of Senior Citizens (NCSrC).
Meeting of NCOP
Third gathering of the Council was held in June, 2018.
Issues like Schemes, Programs and Act were examined in the gathering for the government assistance of Senior Citizens.
Status or activity taken by the Government is recorded underneath:
Chamber recommended to reinforce the “Changes to the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (MWPSC) Act, 2007”. Following it, government presented “Upkeep and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019” in the Lok Sabha.
Chamber recommended to arrange more dissemination camps under Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RYY). In light of this, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment modified RVY to cover every one of the regions across country.
Gathering likewise instructed to improve on the cycle regarding enrollment of NGOs following which, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment has been running a worked on Online NGO entrance called e-Anudaan.
It recommends to give monetary help to senior residents who are disease patients from Senior Citizen’s Welfare Fund (SCWF). In accordance with the idea, government is giving monetary help of up to Rs 2 lakh under Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) conspire.