VIJAYAWADA: District collector M Raghunandan Rao has said that the pension of senior citizens has been increased to Rs 1,000 from Rs 200 and it will be implemented from October 2.
Reviewing the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 and Senior Citizens Welfare Act 2011 at his Camp Office here Saturday, the collector directed the officials to conduct district-level meetings once in three months to discuss the problems faced by the senior citizens.
He directed the officials of the Welfare for Disabled and Senior Citizens Department to conduct awareness programmes on welfare schemes for senior citizens at village and mandal levels and said that issues related senior citizens’ welfare should be taken up at Mandal Parishad meetings.
The collector asked the officials to submit a report in a week on the unused government buildings of the department in Nuzvid.
Vijayawada sub-collector D Hari Chandana and others attended the review meeting.