The Senior Citizens Council was established in 1985 under the Senior Citizens Council Act No.66 of 1985. It is now governed by the Senior Citizens Council (SCC) Act 1995 (Act 5 of 1995) as subsequently amended by the SCC (Amendment Act) 2011.
STATUS: It is a corporate body working under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity.
AFFILIATION WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS
->> The Help Age International (HAI)
->> The International Federation of Ageing (IFA)
->> The “Fédération Internationale des Associations de Personnes Agées” (FIAPA)
which pursue similar objectives as the Council. The Council benefits from regular exchange of communication and sharing of experience on elderly issues from these three International Organisations which have working relationship with the United Nations and have affiliated members in various countries around the world.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
– Respect Age International of Agra (India)
– Senior Citizens Council of Delhi (India)
§ The Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research
§ The Registrar of Associations of the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations & Employment
§ Ministry of Arts and Culture
§ National Computer Board
§ Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations & Employment
§ Human Rights Commission