Senior Citizens Id Card

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Senior Citizens ID Card

In developed countries senior citizens are treated with care and concern giving cognizance to their special life circumstances. Almost all developed countries issue a Social Security ID card that entitles the card holder to avail of benefits at shops, service centres and products exclusively meant for senior citizens .

In 2001 Dignity Foundation was able to convince the Maharashtra government, by appealing to the Chief Minister, that senior citizens need a special identity card, in order to enable them to avail of various state and central govt. schemes of assistance. Through a GR dated Sept 24, 2001 and several other successive GRs, Dignity Foundation was empowered to issue the Senior Citizen ID card in Maharashtra with certain guidelines issued for documentation and verification of data provided by the senior citizen.

The senior citizen ID Card helps senior citizens avail the benefits of various government schemes. It also is an important aid for senior citizens as it carries details of their blood group, allergies, ailment and medication and also an emergency contact.

Dignity has around 172 centres across Mumbai and rest of Maharashtra for facilitating the issuance of Senior Citizen ID Cards.

Dignity has also been authorised to issue Senior Citizen ID Card in Bengaluru by the Karnataka Govt.

Benefits of Govt. of Maharashtra Senior Citizens Id Card

Travel
40% CONCESSION IN RAILFARE (MEN) (60 YEARS)
50% CONCESSION IN RAILFARE (WOMEN) (58 YEARS)
50% CONCESSION IN MAHARASHTRA STATE TRANSPORT BUS TICKETS (65 YEARS)
SEPARATE QUEUE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AT RAILWAY COUNTERS
RESERVED SEATING IN LOCAL TRAINS/ BEST BUSES
Finance
9% INTEREST IN POST OFFICE INVESTMENT SCHEME (60 YEARS)
0.5% EXTRA INTEREST RATE AT BANKS (60 YEARS)
100% EXEMPTION FROM MAHARASHTRA PROFESSIONAL TAX (65 YEARS)
SOME RELIEF IN INCOME TAX
Health
SOME PRIVATE HOSPITALS GIVES DISCOUNTS (60 YEARS)
FREE OF COST TREATMENT AT GOVT. HOSPITALS (60 YEARS)
Other Benefits
PRIORITY IN HEARING AT HIGH COURT (65 YEARS)
25% DISCOUNT ON MONTHLY RENT ON M.T.N.L. LAND LINE (65 YEARS)
OLD AGE HOMES AT NOMINAL COST

During medical emergency details furnished in the card will be of immediate help.

List of documents to be attached with the id form

(all original documents have to be brought while submitting the forms for verification)

Proof of Age :- (Submit ANY ONE of these documents)
Valid passport Pan card School Leaving Certificate Birth Certificate
LIC Policy Election Card Govt. Hospital Pension Payment Order Paper / book
School leaving certificate/In case of woman submit marriage certificate also
Residence proof :- (Submit ANY ONE of these documents)
Ration card Valid passport Election card
Electricity bill / Telephone bill but only if it's in the name of person whose form is being submitted
Medical Information :-

Blood group :- Submit report from a Pathological laboratory

Medical Information :- A Doctor’s prescription to indicate Illness/Diseases/medication in use/medication allergic to

Photographs :-

3 stamp size photographs: (Attach two photograph on the white form and one on the pink form)

List of Centers

Maharashtra Centers Mumbai Centers