Call to initiate non-contributory pension for elderly people | 2018-09-24 |

Call to initiate non-contributory pension for elderly people

Staff Correspondent     24 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Probin Mancha Bangladesh, a newly formed platform for elderly people, urges the authorities concerned to introduce non-contributory pension scheme and elderly-people friendly medical, transportation, accommodation and travel service.

They came up with the call at its first meeting held at Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) on Sunday.

PKSF Chairman Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad presided over the programme where 28 members of the governing body of the platform were present. The meeting unanimously approved the new constitution of the platform after discussion.

Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad launched the Bangladesh Jatiya Prabin Mancha on May 14.

The platform will take up various programmes in light of the National Policy for older persons. The Prabin Mancha, comprising different organisations and individuals work for the welfare of elderly people, is expected to play an effective role in building a senior citizen-friendly society.