India is the largest democracy of the world. We boast to be the welfare state but the activities of our governments are contrary to this ideal. We can take one example of U.P. government.The govt. vide their Sankalp No.va.aa.-2-251/10-54(m)/2008/T0 c0 DATED 07/02/2009 accepted the recommendations of pay comittee regarding pensioners of local bodies,Zila Panchayat etc. More than one and half Year Have passed ,but the said resolution approved by the cabinate has not been implemented in Zila Panchayats and the pensioners of Zila Panchayats, mostly senior citizens are suffering in this time of high price in every sphere of life.The reasoniis not unknown but the apathy of the govt towards senior citizens raise a big question mark that weather we are really living in a democratic and welfare state?