How to Obtain Senior Citizen Card, Documents & Its Benefits
Senior Citizen Card : Senior citizen Card basically is an Identity Card, Its issued to those citizen, who are above 60 years of age.
Apart from offering Concession, senior citizen ID Card also offers an important aid for senior citizens as it has respective applicants emergency details likes blood group, allergies, ailment and medication and also contact details in case of emergency. It is issued under : Govt. of Maharashtra Housing Dept. , Mantralaya, Mumbai letter No.STC/1995/2039/Pahi.I dt. 21.12.95.
Benefits of Senior Citizen Card :
Indian Railways :
The minimum age for availing Senior citizen concession for women is 58 years and element of concession is 50% in Basic Fare only.
The minimum age for availing Senior citizen concession for men is 60 years and element of concession is 40% in Basic Fare only
Bank Accounts & Fixed deposit rates :
The Indian government gives high rates of interest to its senior citizens on certain savings plans which are run by the post offices and other private banks.
Documents requirement for Obtaining Senior Citizen card :