Senior citizens demand increase in old age allowance
February 12, 2018 03:18 PM NPT
Kathmandu, Feb 12 (RSS): Senior citizens have demanded an increment in the old age allowance.
Currently, State provides monthly allowance of Rs 2,000 to senior citizens above 70 under the Social Security Allowance Scheme.
A group of senior citizens have continued their sit-in protest near the Constituent Assembly (CA) building for long, demanding a 50 per cent discount on public transport fare and medical treatment as guaranteed by the Senior Citizen Act- 2006 which recognised a citizen of Nepal completing 60 years as the senior citizen.
No claim ( of offspring) to parental property and no transfer of ownership of parental property to children until the deaths of parents are other demands of senior citizens joining the sit-in protest being held at the call of Agraj Samaj Nepal. Society chair Mahaprasad Parajuli has accused the government of turning deaf ear towards demands of senior citizens. RSS