September 26, 2019
Government of India
Ministry of Health and family welfare
Sub : Review of the Income criteria for the dependent parents of Government employees in the wake of the recent legislation of “Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior citizens Act 2007”
The above demand was discussed as Item No.23 of the Standing Committee meeting of the National Council (JCM) held on 7-3-2019. The extract from the minutes of the above meeting is given below for your kind ready reference
“Staff side requested to consider removing the enactment of the above act by the Parliament, to enable the dependent parents of Govt. employees to avail medical treatment, since the Act has made it mandatory for the Children to care for their parents at the old age. The CAT Ernakulam Bench has also given a judgement in this regard.
Chairman desired that the Min. of Health may review this issue’
The Ministry of Health not yet taken a favorable decision to implement the above provisions of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior citizens Act 2007″. It is therefore requested that since the CAT Ernakulam Judgement was already implemented for the petitioner it is requested that a Central Government order may please be issued for extending the benefit of the above Act to all the Central Government employees.
(SHIVA GOPAL MISHRA)