Supreme Court directs states and UTs to furnish information on schemes for the welfare of the elderly, 27/09/2022

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Ashwani Kumar Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/09/2022.

The Supreme Court directed the states and Union Territories to furnish information on their existing schemes operating for the welfare of the elderly with respect to (i) Pension for the elderly, (ii) old age homes in each district and (iii) levelled of geriatric care.

The information has to be submitted to the advocate-on-record of the Union of India. After collecting information from all the respective states and the Union Territories within a period of two months, a revised status report should be filed one month thereafter by the Union of India.

The revised report of the states must also disclose the present status as regards implementation of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, the SC order added.