The central government has now started attacks on the senior citizens by withdrawing the existing social benefits to them.
The Railway Minister has announced that henceforth the age for senior citizens for Railway concession will be 65 for all instead of 55 for women and 60 for men. In the same way, all senior citizens who had invested in Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, to a maximum of Rs. 15 lakhs, earning interest at 9.3%, say Rs. 1,39,350 per year or Rs. 11,662 per month, to manage a respectful living will now get only Rs. 10,500 per month. (Probably the government wanted the senior citizen to equalised with the contract worker, whose minimum wage is Rs. 10,500).
We strongly protest against these anti-senior citizen decisions and demand the Central Government to restore them forthwith.