National Council of Senior Citizens

  • The council is chaired by the Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment.
  • The Council is mandated to meet at least twice a year.
  • The council was originally known as National Council for Older Persons (NPOP). It was renamed in 2012.
  • The mandate of the National Council of Senior Citizens is to advise the Central and State Governments on the entire gamut of issues related to the welfare of senior citizens and enhancement of their quality of life, with special reference to the following:-
    • Policies, programmes and legislative measures.
    • Promotion of physical and financial security, health and independent and productive living.
    • Awareness generation and community mobilization.

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