Problems and values of old age in the post modern era
Jyoti Lal Oraon
(Jharkhand Public Service Commission, Ranchi)
Paper short abstract:
The Old Age itself is a problem. Health too does not support during this period of life. Only a few people are fortunate to have support at this at this juncture of life. In case of not being fortunate to have real supports from the wards, life of this period becomes hell.
Paper long abstract:
The Old Age itself is a problem. Health too does not support during this period of life. Only a few people are fortunate to have support at this juncture of life. It has been major concerns of economical down-fall. Such problem ever since the time of onset of old age and slip from settled life i.e. well before the old age. Modern Governments have adopted numerous methods to fight this problem effectively. For decreasing the problems of old age some of the laws have been enacted. There is a provision in law Under Section 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code under the Chapter " The Hindu Adoption & Maintenance Act, 1956. Under the said Act of the law the old aged parents at this juncture of life has every right to claim for their maintenance from their wards/children. However, at this very stage of life, if sufficient fund is reserved under direct control of the old aged individual, number of problems are reduced. The modern Governments have adopted policies to provide pensionary benefits at this juncture of life. Not only this, such elderly figure creates lot of opportunities for their wards/children to grow more at all the steps of their livelihood which brings prosperity and joys in the lives of all concerned to the old aged individual. If such inaction is continued in future also, solution of old age problem and its values remain under existence.
The problems and values of old age in the post-modern era