It is being said that the senior citizens are the assets of the nation. But, what the central government is doing for them. Even after years of introducing old age pension, the Rs. 200/ has not been increased so far. Senior citizens and their orgnisations have been demanding to get it increased; but no action on the part of the central government.
During Covid period, the Centre withdrew the train ticket concession available to the aged people, above 58 for women and above 60 for men. Demand to restore the concession has not been agreed.
In comparison, Kerala and a few state governments have increased the old age pension. The Kerala LDF government has increased the pension from Rs. 600 to Rs.1600 and being paid at their homes. Two governments, two policies towards senior citizens.