Skip to main content

Indian law to legallly bind irresponsible children to care for their parents

Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 is a law which legally provides upto Rs 10000 for parents through their children.

News from Deccan Chronicle:
HyderabadA widowed mother had a flat registered in her name and it was her only property. Out of love for her only son and also the mounting pressure from him, she gifted it hoping that he would help her lead a dignified life.
 
However, days after he got the gift deed and flat in his name, her son threw her out and the woman was left with no option but to approach an NGO for help. They approached the division level tribunal formed under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007.
 
"For the first time, the tribunal hearing the case cancelled the gift deed and returned the flat to the mother. The revenue divisional officer who headed the tribunal, didn't think twice before taking this decision," said P. Shyam advocacy officer of HelpAge India.
 
This incident happened in Hyderabad where the awareness about laws is high. However, the reportage and follow up in many of the rural and town areas are low as many of the divisional level tribunals endowed with the implementation and creating awareness of the Act aren't working or do not exist, experts said.
 
"In the Telugu states, districts like Medak, Srikakulam, Nellore are faring badly if the work of Tribunals is considered. In many divisions, the mandatory Tribunals haven't even been formed," said Mr Shyam.
 
Also, though at the district level, the knowledge about the existing law is comparatively better, the awareness level is low in rural areas, resulting in low reportage of incidents. The divisional level officers, who head the tribunals are more often than not occupied with their works and are hardly left with any time to address such social issues. "The law is very comprehensive. What is lacking is its implementation as it is still not reaching the public," said Raza Mohammed, the acting head of Telangana HelpAge India.
 
Old parents are left at hospitals:
 
"Did something happen to my son? Is he hurt?" This was the reaction of Jayamma (name changed), an 80-year-old widow, after being left unattended at the Government Chest Hospital of Hyderabad by her only son. 
 
She had shifted to the city two years ago, and all she could recall about her son's house was "There were several tall buildings."Jayamma's son didn't leave a single official document or any money with her and never returned. She was eventually shifted to an old-age home.


Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 :
From the act:
Maintenance includes provision for food, clothing, residence, medical attendance and treatment. Maximum amount which may be ordered for maintenance of a senior citizen by the Tribunal shall be such as prescribed by the State Government which shall not exceed Rs. 10,000/- per month. 
Details of the act:

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

What needs to be in content that attracts traffic on social media and elsewhere

In a world where content is king, a large volume of high-quality, shareable content is required to build credibility, brand reputation, and grow your digital presence. However, successful content marketing is not measured in the amount of output you produce, but in how well your audience responds to your output, including how often they share it. After all, the more fans and followers who feel compelled to share your blog piece, Facebook post, infographic, video, image, etc., the more value that content inherently adds to your brand.  So, what makes great content share-worthy? Unfortunately, there’s no defined formula for successful viral marketing, but there are several significant similarities between the most popular pieces of content that compel viewers and readers to click ‘Share’. Want to make your content more share-worthy? Here’s a checklist of things irresistibly shareable content should offer your audience: 1. Industry Relevance
2. A Great Hook
3. Controversy
4. Solutions or …

Can Herbalife 'Afresh' cause insomnia(sleeplessness) and heart problems?

Here is another "great" product from Herbalife. Marketed as an ENERGY drink mix. Few people know it contains Gurana seeds which have no active compound giving artificial energy other than caffeine. Afresh also contains additional caffeine

Ingredients of Herbalife Afresh Energy Drink Mix:
Maltodextrin, Orange Pekoe Extract, Guarana Seed Extract, Acidity Regulator - 330 and Caffeine Powder.

http://mall.coimbatore.com/bnh/herbalife/afresh-energy-drink-mix.htm

http://products.herbalife.co.in/energy-and-fitness/afresh-energy-drink

Side effect include insomnia, sleeplessness and heart problems, It is especially harmful for people with High blood pressure.

http://www.medicinenet.com/caffeine_tablets-oral/article.htm

Highlights from Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders

Warren Buffett's highly anticipated annual letter toBerkshire Hathawayshareholders released on Saturday did not disappoint this year with a little something for all fans of the Oracle of Omaha, from professional value investors to the casual admirers of his wit and wisdom.Most newsworthy in this year's edition, the 87-year old billionairepointed out that Berkshire Hathaway now has a $116 billion war chestto spend on a deal, but that prices were too high for him to spend any of it in a big way last year.Buffettwent on to give avaluable investing lessonthat involved quoting a Rudyard Kipling poem from the 1800s. There are plenty of quips in the letter, including a joke likening a CEO's penchant for dealmaking to the sex drive of teenagers. Here are the highlights below: The tax cut:"Berkshire's gain in net worth during 2017 was $65.3 billion, which increased the per-share book value of both our Class A and Class B stock by 23%...A large portion of our gain did not com…