ID cards to 200 thousand senior citizens in two years

Posted on: October 06, 2017 | views: 217

The government in a period of the past two years distributed identity cards to 200 thousand senior citizens. 

As per the national census (latest) 2011, the population of the senior/older citizens makes up 2.2 million of the total population of the country. 

According to Meera Sherchan, Chief of Senior Citizen Unit at the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, senior citizen identity card were distributed from the District Women and Children Offices to the people above 60 years of age in the last two years. 

Older people have expressed their concerns over the lack of full implementation of the discount facility announced for them in hospitals and public transport.