Bhopal:Tuesday, April 22:All the senior citizens belonging to wealthy families who have been evicted from their houses by their sons/daughters or family members and are living in Old Age Homes would be identified. Such old people would also be given Old Age Pension and their offspring or family members would be penalised after filing cases against them for evicting the old people. This decision was taken at a meeting of the state level committee constituted for amending the proposed Old Age Policy. The meeting held at the Mantralaya was presided over by Woman and Child Development Minister Sushri Kusum Mehdele.On the instructions of Sushri Mehdele, it was decided to constitute a sub-committee comprising all the members of the state level committee. The sub-committee would prepare the final draft after amending Senior Citizens Act and state's proposed Old Age Policy. The committee would prepare the final draft within two months in the light of suggestions made by the members and discussions with them. Sushri Mehdele also gave instructions for convening first meeting of the sub-committee on May 12.
During the discussion on members' suggestions, Sushri Mehdele informed that Vradhhjan Panchayat would be held by the state government in near future.