Senior citizens demand increase in old age allowance

Kathmandu, Feb 12: Senior citizens have demanded an increment in the old age allowance. 

Currently, State provides monthly allowance of Rs 2,000 to senior citizens above 70 under the Social Security Allowance Scheme.

A group of senior citizens have continued their sit-in protest near the Constituent Assembly (CA) building for long, demanding a 50 per cent discount on public transport fare and medical treatment as guaranteed by the Senior Citizen Act- 2006 which recognised a citizen of Nepal completing 60 years as the senior citizen.

No claim ( of offspring) to parental property and no transfer of ownership of parental property to children until the deaths of parents are other demands of senior citizens joining the sit-in protest being held at the call of Agraj Samaj Nepal. Society chair Mahaprasad Parajuli has accused the government of turning deaf ear towards demands of senior citizens.

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