Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Help for pursuing our demands with President & PM.

M.V.Ruparelia, Chief Patron, All India Senior Citizens Cofederation (AISCCON). A503 Rashmi Utsav, Near Jangid Estate & Vijay Park, Mira Road (East) Dist. Thane. 401107. M. 09821732855.
To                                                           Date: 3-12-13.
 Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs,
North Block, New Delhi-110001.
Sub: Representation from Senior Citizens about help required from various Ministries under Government of India for 12 crore Elders of the Country.
Ref: Your office letter no. 20011/125/2013-Coord.II dt 14-11-13 and our representation dt 21-11-13.
Our representation dt 21-11-13 is turned down by your U.S. through his E/Mail, stating that this matter does not pertain to Home Ministry. We shall be highly obliged, if you advise as to whom should we approach for this general difficulty of 12 crore elders of the Country, as brought out in our representation dt 21-11-13. In continuation of our representation dt 21-11-13, we bring out the following factual position for examining and advising us to whom should we approach.
For last several years, we are representing our grievances of non-implementation of National Policy, 99 by Central Ministries, States & UTs to President & Prime Minister for helping us by getting various provisions of Policy implemented. Both had been forwarding our representations to Ministry Of Social Justice. This time, our representations have been sent to Home Ministry for needful. Central Ministries and States/UTs can not be dictated/tackled by Ministry of Social Justice. We will give you only one recent example. Nodal Ministry issued following directives for celebrating International Day of Older Persons in befitting manner well in advance but no Central Ministry and Corporate Sector undertakings and almost majority of States/UTs did not celebrate this day/week in 2013!! Such instructions are repeated every year for last several years at highest level!

Sr No
Directive no.
From Whom
To Whom

DO no. 15-39(57)/12-13/AGII(Pt 1)
Kumari Selja, Hon. Minister
All Chief Ministers  by name.
To observe this day in befitting manner up to Block Level with full involvement of various departments, Municipalities, Panchayats, NGOs etc

Same DO no.
Sudhir Bhargav,Secretary
Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs by name
Observe Senior Citizen Week from 1-10 to 7-10-13 as per list of 18 items enclosed

Same DO no.
T R Meena, Jt Secretary
All Chief Secretaries
Celebrate and send 2 recommendations for Vayoshreshtha Awards
Same DO no.
M H Gavit, State Minister
All State /UT Ministers
Celebrate for whole week and give wide publicity to programmes

Same DO no.
Shyam Kapoor,Jt Secretary
By name to all Heads of Commercial Fedrations
Celebrate for whole Week as part of CSR

Same DO no.
Kumari Selja, Hon Minister
All Chief Ministers by name
Celebrate for whole week as per 18 items enclosed involving all State Agencies, Local Bodies, Departments, Schools, Colleges, NGOs etc

It is observed that Maharashtra State and most of other States/UTs did not celebrate this International Day at any level for all these years and no Central Ministry or Corporate Sector ever celebrates this International Day inspite of such repeated instructions!! Anti-authority tendency is perhaps developed, which requires to be curbed by Home Ministry in charge of maintaining peace and harmony in the Country.
In addition to Allocation Rules for Business, Para 93 of National Policy, 99 etc, each Public Authority is required to disclose suo motu in their Web Sites all entitlements to citizens, decision making processes, specific set of schemes & development programmes required to be implemented by them directly or through their subordinate offices, linking every operation mandated under Allocation of Business Rules (AOB) & Transaction of Business Rules (TOB) to a specific decision-making chain. As all Central & State/UT Ministries have to work sincerely to provide various facilities as laid down in Mandate, Policy Statement and various provisions pertaining to them and to take effective steps to improve the quality of life of all Elders, strengthen their legitimate place in society and help them to live their last spell of life with purpose, dignity and peace, it is necessary that some competent Ministry like Home Ministry should take suitable action. In view of para 6 of our representation dt 21-11-13, we were very hopeful that Home Ministry, in view of their Vision and Allocation of Business Rules for maintaining social harmony, provide timely justice and uphold the principles of human rights, will go out of way and help Elders of the Country by initiating Special Drive through Special Directives and holding Special Meetings with Central & State Chief Secretaries for early implementation of National Policies declared by Government before many years. We again request Home Ministry to help their 12 crore Elders.
Thanking You,
Yours Sincerely,

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