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Minister promises to look into policy for the elderly


Minister for Tamil Culture Ma Foi K. Pandiarajan on Sunday said the State government had always been receptive to the needs of senior citizens, and would take steps towards announcing the State policy for elderly persons.

Speaking at the Elders’ Day celebrations organised by the Federation of Senior Citizens’ Associations of Tamil Nadu (FOSCATAN), Mr. Pandiarajan referred to the federation’s suggestions for a policy for elders, and said the government would examine it.

“The government has recently also begun the disbursal of old-age pension for nearly five lakh new beneficiaries, and we hope to reach out to more senior ...


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