Unitl recent past,only mere attempts hve been mde by d Indian legislature 4social protection.D constitution of India in Article 41&46 recognizes&imposes a duty on d state 2 care 4 elderly& weaker sections of d society.Sec125(1)(d) Criminal procedure Code, 1973 provides 4 d maintenance of old & infirm parents.Section 2(h) of d Act defines Sr.Citizen of India who is age of 60 yrs or abve.D Act entitles a sr citizen who is unable 2 sustain himself 4rm his own source.Sec 5&19 of d Act provides 4establishment of old age hme by state govt.Sec24 punishes&imposes fine ond custodian.R sr.citz tkn careo
capacity and development, make effective provision for
securing the right to work, to education and to public
assistance in cases of unemployment, old age, sickness
and disablement, and in other cases of undeserved want.