PDA to provide free passes in govt transportation for senior citizens

Our Correspondent

Kohima | May 10

The People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) government has outlined to provide free passes in government transportation for all senior citizens in Nagaland.


This was stated in the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of PDA released here on May 9 last.


It also assured that old age pension scheme amount will be increased, adding that medical facilities will be made free for all senior citizens in government hospitals.


The CMP also outlined to employ senior citizens as part time salaried volunteers to engage in contributing to society by assisting in implementing the government schemes.


Providing hearing aids for senior citizens under BPL families was also on the list.


On package for differently- abled, it assured to provide reservation quota for differently-abled in educational institutions and employment.


Differently-abled care centres will be established where they will be given appropriate skill development trainings for self employment and sustenance, it added.


Other package include, help desks at all government offices for differently-abled and door delivery of their processed documents, to issue state ID to all specially-abled to avail of all government schemes easily and special facilities for the differently-abled in all public institutions.


On social security & insurance, the CMP outlined that the Child and Adolescent Labor (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 2012 and 2016 and Integrated Child Protection Scheme will be implemented.


It also assured to strictly enforce all laws enacted to protect women.


“A social security net to safeguard the poor especially in the rural areas shall be implemented in the form of a collective insurance scheme,” it stated.