New Delhi, Dec. 4 -- The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019 for providing basic needs, safety and security to senior citizens.

The Bill proposes to remove the ceiling of Rs.10,000 as maintenance towards welfare of parents and includes the preference to dispose of applications of senior citizens above eighty years of age.

The Bill, which seeks to amend the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Act, 2007, also proposes registration of senior citizens care homes/homecare service agencies along with maintaining minimum standards for senior citizen care homes.

Nodal police officers for senior citizens in every police station and district level...