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Concessions Privileges Senior Citizens Details

In consumer forum on December 29, 2013 at 10:30

Yesterday I posted on Free Pilgrimage facilities for the Senior citizens.

I was requested to post on a List of concessions for the Senior Citizens in India.

Here is a List.

Senior Citizens Concessions.

Indian Railways Concessions for Senior Citizens India

1.Income Tax Rebate.

Income tax rebate upto an income of Rs. 1.85 lakh p.a.

Higher rates of interest on saving schemes of senior citizens.

A Senior Citizens Savings Scheme offering an interest rate is 9% per annum on the deposits made by the senior citizens in post offices has been introduced by the Government through Post Offices in India doing savings bank work.

Private banks also offer.Watch out for their announcements.

2.Travel.

  1. Reservation of two seats for senior citizens in front row of the buses of the State Road Transport Undertakings.
  2. Some State Governments are giving fare concession to senior citizens in the State Road Transport Undertaking buses and are introducing Bus Models, which are convenient to the elderly.

In Trains.

Men – 60 years and aboveWomen – 58 years and above

- traveling for any purpose.

– 40% in all classes– 50% in all classes

– Also in Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/ Duronto trains

Wheel Chair facilities are available at Most Railway Stations.

Check with the Railway Station Master.

For the Disabled.

Orthopaedically Handicapped/ Paraplegic persons alongwith an escort (cannot travel without escort) traveling for any purpose – 75% in 2nd class, SL, 1st class, 3AC, AC chair car– 50% in 1AC and 2 AC

– 25% in 3AC & AC Chair Car of Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains

– 50% in MST & QST

– One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

2 Blind persons traveling alone or with an escort for any purpose
3 Mentally retarded persons traveling with an escort for any purpose
4 Deaf & Dumb persons (both afflictions together in the same person) traveling alone or with an escort for any purpose. – 50% in 2nd class, SL, 1st class
— 50% in MST & QST
— One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

For Patients.

Cancer patients traveling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodic check-up. – 75% in 2nd class, 1st class, AC chair car– 100% in SL & 3AC

– 50% in 1AC & 2AC

– One escort eligible for same element of concession(except in SL and 3AC where escort gets 75%)

6 Thalassemia patients traveling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodic check-up – 75% in 2nd class, SL, 1st class, 3AC, AC chair car– 50% in 1AC & 2AC

– One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

7 Heart patients traveling alone or with an escort for heart surgery
8 Kidney patients traveling alone or with an escort for kidney transplant Operation/Dialysis
9 Haemophilia Patients – severe & moderate form of disease – traveling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodical check up. – 75% in 2nd class, SL, 1st class, 3AC, AC chair car– One escort is also eligible for same element of concession
10 T.B./Lupas Valgaris patients traveling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodic check-up – 75% in 2nd class, SL, 1st class– One escort is also eligible for same element of concession
11 Non-infectious Leprosy patients – for treatment/periodic checkup.
12 AIDS patients – for treatment/check-up at nominated ART Centres – 50% in 2nd class– 50% in MST & QST

– One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

13 Ostomy patients – traveling for any purpose.
14 Patients suffering from Aplastic Anaemia travelling for treatment/periodical check-up to recognized hospitals by Mail/Express Trains. – 50% in basic fares of  SL, AC-2-tier, 3AC, AC chair car classes.
15 Patients suffering from Sickle Cell Anaemia travelling for treatment/periodical check-up to recognized hospitals by Mail/Express Trains. – 50% in basic fares of  SL, AC-2-tier, 3AC, AC chair car classes.

Air Travel Facilities.

A Senior citizen of Indian Nationality, permanently residing in India and should have attained the age of 63 years on the date of commencement of journey.

Required Documents:

Any valid Photo ID with date of birth e.g., Voter’s ID card, Passport, Driving license, senior citizens ID card issued by Air India etc .

Discount:

50% of Basic fare of normal economy class fare

Travel:

Any sector within India.

Ticket Validity:

1 Year from date of issue

Advance Purchase:

Not required. Ticket can be purchased any time

Date/Flight change, Cancellation & Refund:

Permitted – Fee applies

3.Telephones.

  1. Faults/complaints of senior citizens are given priority by registering them under senior citizens category with VIP flag, which is a priority category.
  2. Senior citizens are allowed to register telephone connection under N-OYT Special Category, which is a priority category
  1. Faults/complaints of senior citizens are given priority by registering them under senior citizens category with VIP flag, which is a priority category.
  2. Senior citizens are allowed to register telephone connection under N-OYT Special Category, which is a priority category

4.Judiciary.

  1. Courts in the country accord priority to cases involving older persons and ensures their expeditious disposal.
  2. Under the Old Age Pension Scheme, monthly pension is given at variable rates to the destitute old by various State Governments/UT Administrations.

Documents needed .

1.Electoral ID.

2.Aadhaar Card.

3.Passport.

A senior Citizen is one who has completed 65 years in the case of a man and 58 years in the case of a Lady.

The Central Government is considering the lowering the age of Senior Citizens from the present 65 years to 60 years.

“The state government has proposed to bring the age of senior citizens down from 65 years to 60 years. This would mean 30 lakh more people under the senior citizen category, taking the total number of beneficiaries to 1.30 crore.”

You may check the organisations for update on this.

http://www.socialjustice.nic.in/consd.php

 

http://www.archive.india.gov.in/citizen/senior_citizen/senior_citizen.php?id=12

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  1. Good coverage for the benefit of all Veterans. Is their any GOI / Court directive on the minimum age for the definition of Senior Citizens ? I notice the age criteria varies with different organisations

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