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Implementation of Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Act

By : nilesh on 11 January 2012 Print Print this Report Abuse


The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Act, 2007 ensures need based maintenance for parents and senior citizens and their welfare. So far, 23 states and all Union Territories have brought the Act into force. Of these,13 states namely, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and West Bengal and 1 Union Territory namely NCT of Delhi have so far framed Rules under the Act. The remaining State Government/UT Administrations have been requested from time to time to take all consequential steps, including framing rules, for effective implementation of the Act. The Act provide for: 


Maintenance of Parents/Senior Citizens by children/relative made obligatory and justiciable through Tribunals. 


Revocation of transfer of property by senior citizens in case of negligence by relatives 


Penal provision for abandonment of senior citizens 


Establishments of Old Age homes for Indigent Senior Citizens 


Adequate medical Facilities and protection of life and property of Senior Citizens. 

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Wrote on 26 June 2013

Where can I download the rules for karnataka. Please help me or mail me

V K Dalal

V K Dalal

Wrote on 21 July 2012

How can I get latest copy of the act. Please provide necessary link

Anjali Behera

Anjali Behera

Wrote on 31 January 2012

It is a good legislation securing interest of senior citizens and people who spend all of their lives caring their children giving them all love and everything needed and in the later ages are not cared properly.I strongly suggest penal provisions for not taking care of one's parents.

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