TAMIL NADU

Senior citizens’ plea

Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: The Federation of Senior Citizens Associations of Tamil Nadu has sent a petition to the Prime Minister seeking intervention for inclusion of more welfare measures for senior citizens in the Union Budget this year.

According to a press release, the petition stressed the need for social security schemes, subsidised old age homes, medicare with comprehensive insurance packages, legislative protection against abuse and welfare corporations in all States.

It also wanted concession on travel, tax and other tariffs, subsidised legal aid, safety and adequate returns on savings of the senior citizens.

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