Thursday, March 30, 2017

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana 2017 for Senior Citizen & Benefits

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

Senior Citizen are advised to get complete details about Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana 2017 such as Yojana Benefits, Eligibility norms, Process to apply etc. Senior citizens who are living below the poverty line, will now get for free assistive devices like hearing aids and wheelchairs under the government’s Rs 477 crore scheme which is set to be rolled out next week.

A senior official in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment said that the aim of Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana is to bring the older people from the efficiently weaker sections into active life and build an aged-friendly society by providing them with devices to maintain near normalcy in morbidity,” said a senior official .

Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will launch ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana’ at a camp in Andhra Pradesh. A similar camp will be organized on March 26 in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain district. He added that the govt. has set a goal of distributing assistive living devices among 2,000 recognized beneficiaries for free in each camp.

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen:

·         “Following this, the camps will be organised in two districts of each state for the entire year. The Minister, in December last year, had written to all the CM to identify the beneficiaries in those districts,” the official said.
·         The devices to be circulated among the beneficiaries will be of high quality and be conventional to the standards laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards.
·         He said that to take benefit the facilities under the scheme, a beneficiary should be of at least 60 years and will have to be certified by competent authority as a person living below the poverty line.

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana:

·         As per the representative, the department had recommended three names for the scheme out of which the Prime Minister’s Office has given nod to ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojna’.
·         Main motto of the scheme is to address the disabilities like low vision, hearing impairment, loss of teeth and locomotor disability.
·         Beneficiaries will get walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, tripods, spectacles, hearing aids and dentures among others.
·         He said that the govt wanted to roll out the scheme in January, but had to delay it in view of the assembly elections in five states.
·         There are 10.38 crore senior citizens in the country as per the Census of 2011 and 5.2 per cent of them suffer from some sort of old age-related disability.
·         According to Official Source that the number of senior citizens will increase to around 173 million by 2026.

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