Central Government Schemes- 07 May 2018

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

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MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana
Launch Date: 1 April 2017

• A Scheme for Providing Physical aids and Assisted living devices for senior citizens belonging
to the 'BPL category'.
• Physical Aids and Assisted - living devices for senior citizens distributed in camp mode and
scheme was to be implemented through the sole implementing agency, 'Artificial Limbs
manufacturing cooperation', (a PSU under m/o SJ & E), which will undertake 1 year free
maintenance of aids and assisted living devices.
• This scheme is fully funded by the Central Government. Expenditure for implementation of
the scheme will be not from "Senior Citizen's Welfare Fund".
• These Devices will lead Senior citizens to live a dignified life and to overcome age-related
physical impairment.
• The Devices are Walking Sticks, Spectacles, wheelchair, Hearing aids, Tripods/Quadpods,
walkers/Crutches, Elbow Crutches, Artificial Dentures.