Come New Year, the aged and the infirm will have a special reason to smile as the State government has framed rules for effective implementation of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007.
The rules, framed under Section 32 of the Central enactment, would be notified in the government gazette “any time”, according to P. Rama Mohana Rao, Principal Secretary, Department of Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme. Speaking to The Hindu over phone from Chennai, he said that the Rules were framed long time back. But they could not be notified due to the by-elections held recently in Vandavasi and Tiruchendur Assembly constituencies.
The Rules would lay down the procedures and manner in which the tribunals should hold enquiries while dealing with applications filed by parents against their children and childless senior citizens against their relatives for maintenance.........Click for more
Source Web Page: The Hindu