Govt. of India

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen in India / भारत में वरिष्ठ नागरिकों के लिए राष्ट्रीय वयोश्री योजना

भारत में वरिष्ठ नागरिकों के लिए राष्ट्रीय वयोश्री योजना (हिन्दी में)

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana is launched by the Central Government of India (Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment) for Senior Citizen. The main objective of the scheme is to provide Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to below poverty line (BPL) category. Under this scheme, the government provides Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices like walking sticks, elbow crutches, walkers/crutches, tripods/quadpods, hearing aids, wheelchair, Artificial Dentures Spectacles etc. The devices will help the Senior Citizens to overcome their age-related physical impairment and to lead a dignified and productive life with minimal dependence on caregivers or other members of the family. Initially, the government expected to provides benefits to the 5, 20,000 Senior Citizens over a period of the 3 years.  The Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojna initially started in Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh by Union Social Justice and Empowerment. The aim of the scheme is to bring the older people from the economically weaker sections into active life and build an age-friendly society by providing them with devices

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Benefits of Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen:

  • Government provides Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to below poverty line (BPL) category
  • Walking sticks
  • Elbow crutches
  • Walkers/Crutches
  • Tripods/Quad pods
  • Hearing Aids
  • Wheelchair
  • Artificial Dentures
  • Spectacles
  • This scheme implemented through government undertaken agency Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO)
  • ALIMCO provides one-year free maintenance of the aids & assisted living devices

Eligibility for Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen:

  1. Applicant should be minimum 60 years of age
  2. Senior citizens should belong to Below Poverty Line
  3. Senior citizen who is suffering from any of the age-related disability such as low vision, hearing impairment, loss of teeth and locomotors disability can get benefits of Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices under Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen

Documents required for Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen:

  1. Aadhaar card
  2. Medical certificate for disability
  3. Below poverty line ( BPL) card
  4. Ration card
  5. Address proof
  6. passport size photos

Application Procedure:

  1. Beneficiaries in each district will be identified by the State Governments/UT Administrations through a Committee chaired by the Deputy Commissioner/District Collector
  2. The Committee can utilize the data of BPL beneficiaries receiving Old Age Pension under the NSAP or any other Scheme of the State/UTs for identification of senior citizens belonging to BPL category
  3. Applicant should contact Social Welfare Department in concerned states in India
  4. Applicant also contact Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO)

Contact Details:

  1. Social Welfare Department
  2. Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India- Toll-Free No. 1800-180-5129

References & Details:

  1. For more details about Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen in India visit: http://socialjustice.nic.in/Home/Index
  2. Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO): http://www.alimco.in/

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