Protection of life and property of parents & senior citizen

Protection of life and property of parents & senior citizen

The Aim of the Act of Maintenance and welfare of parents and senior citizen is that they should not be compelled to go to civil Court to obtain possession of the property from their children or an unauthorized occupant.

Procedure for Eviction from the property of senior citizen/parent –

  • Complaints received (as per provisions of the Maintenance of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007) regarding life and property of Senior Citizens by different Department/Agencies i.e. Social security, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Police Department, NGOs/Social Worker, Helpline for Senior Citizens and District Magistrate himself, shall be forwarded to the District Magistrate of the concerned district for further action.
  • The District Magistrate shall immediately forward such complaints/ applications to the concerned Sub Divisional Magistrates for verification of the title of the property and facts of the case through revenue department/concerned Tehsildars within 15 days from the date of receipt of such complaint/application. (iii) The Sub Divisional Magistrates shall submit its report to the District Magistrate for final orders within 21 days from the date of receipt of the complaint/application.
  • If the District Magistrate is of opinion that any son or daughter or legal heir of a senior citizens/ parents are in unauthorized occupation of any property as defined in the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act 2007 and that they should be evicted, the District Magistrate shall issue in the manner hereinafter provided notice in writing calling upon all persons concerned to show cause as to why an order of eviction should not be issued against them/him/her.

The Notice shall:-

(a) Specify the ground on which the order of eviction is proposed to be made; and

(b) Require all persons concerned, that is to say, all persons who are, or maybe, in occupation of, or claim interest in the property/premises, to show cause, if any, against the proposed order on or before such date as is specified in the notice, being a date not earlier than ten days from the date of issue thereof.

(c) The District Magistrate shall cause the notice to be served by having it affixed on the outer door or at some other conspicuous part of the public premises and in such other manner as may be prescribed, whereupon the notice shall be deemed to have been duly given/served to all persons concerned.

Eviction Order From Property/Residential Building Of Senior Citizens/Parents:

  • If, after considering the cause and after giving him/her a reasonable opportunity of being heard, the District Magistrate is satisfied that the property/premises are in unauthorized occupation, the District Magistrate or another officer duly authorized may make an order of eviction, for reasons to be recorded therein, directing that the property/residential building shall be vacated, on such date, not later than 45 days from the date of receipt of such order, as may be specified in that order, by all persons who may be in occupation thereof, and cause a copy of the order to be affixed on the outer door or some other conspicuous part of the public premises.
  • The District Magistrate may also associate NGOs/ Voluntary organizations/ social workers working for the welfare of senior citizens for the enforcement of the order.”

Conclusion –

In the present Act give the power of eviction to the district magistrate related to the property of the senior citizen/parents. The procedure of eviction is very fast and effective and reasonable and acts as a legal remedy for the parents/senior citizen.

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