Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2016)
Maintenance and welfare of parents and senior citizens act, 2007: A critical analysis
Author(s): A Nirmal Singh Heera, N. Prabhavathi
Abstract: In recent times, there is phenomenal increase in population of aging. As per the report of the Situation analysis of the Elderly in India – 2011”, the elderly population aged sixty years and above account for 7.4 percentage of total population in 2001. About 65% of the aged had to depend on others for their day to day maintenance. The old age dependency ratio climbed from 10.9% in 1961 to 13.1% in 2001 for India as a whole. For females and males the value of the ratio was 13.8% and 12.5% in 2001 – Hence, in this paper the authors is going to analysis the effect of the provisions of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 (Act, 2007) which are enacted for the welfare of the parents and senior citizens in India- Further, the authors is going to analyse lacunas in the existing legislation.