Any individual aged 60 years or above is called as senior citizen. These citizens have worked hard all their lives and contributed to the development of the nation and community. Though generally ignored and sometimes shunned by the younger community but there is much to learn from them. Some continue to be productive and work in various capacities. Most organisations and universities entertain these skilled manpower up to the age of 65 to 70 years.

The senior citizens need to be cared for and the society and nation owes them a decent life in their old age. Keeping these sentiments, the Indian Government of India, has introduced several benefits through its various schemes in for senior citizens.