Integrated Programme for Older Persons - A Central Sector Scheme to improve the quality of life of the Older Persons
The main objective of the Scheme is to improve the quality of life of the Older Persons by providing basic amenities like shelter, food, medical care and entertainment opportunities and by encouraging productive and active ageing through providing support for capacity building of Government/Non-Governmental Organizations/Panchayati Raj Institutions/local bodies and the Community at large.
Assistance under the scheme will be given to the Panchayati Raj Institutions/local bodies and eligible Non-Governmental Voluntary Organizations for the following purposes:-
(i) Programmes catering to the basic needs of Older Persons particularly food, shelter and health care to the destitute elderly;
(ii) Programmes to build and strengthen intergenerational relationships particularly between children/ youth and Older Persons;
(iii) Programmes for encouraging Active and Productive Ageing;
(iv) Programmes for providing Institutional as well as Non Institutional Care/Services to Older Persons;
(v) Research, Advocacy and Awareness building programmes in the field of Ageing; and
(vi) Any other programmes in the best interests of Older Persons
Extent of Support to the Project
(i) Up to 90% of the cost of the project indicated in the scheme will be provided by the Government of India and the remaining shall be borne by the organization/institution concerned.
(ii) In the case of schools, colleges, Educational Institutions and recognized youth organizations such as Nehru Yuvak Kendra Sanghathan (NYKS) and the National Service Scheme (NSS) undertaking programmes and services for Older Persons, up to 100% cost of the project indicated in the scheme shall be provided by the Government.
Under the scheme, assistance will be sanctioned to the following agencies subject to terms and conditions laid down by this Ministry:-
Panchayati Raj Institutions/Local bodies
Non-Governmental Voluntary Organizations
Institutions or Organizations set up by Government as autonomous/subordinate bodies
Government Recognized Educational Institutions, Charitable Hospitals/Nursing Homes, and recognized youth organizations such as Nehru Yuvak Kendra Sanghathan (NYKS).
In exceptional case, financial assistance under the Scheme shall also be provided to State Governments/Union Territory administrations.