Objections from elderly parents have been listed that their children are ignoring them and not paying for maintenance.
Hyderabad: The state government is seriously considering relating the salary of government employees to their maintenance of their aged parents. Government departments have received complaints from old parents that their children are neglecting them and not paying for their care.
In various cases, the parents have even been thrown out of their families. One such case was reported from Nalgonda. Sixty similar objections have been lodged by elderly parents with several departments.
The government scheme is to deduct the salary of such employees and pay it to the neglected parents every single month, but first, it will consult the employees’ unions. The Assam government has recently brought in such legislature, which has inspired the Telangana government.
The issue of staffs neglecting their elderly parents came to light when Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao was discussing with officers a scheme to pay a monthly allowance of Rs 1,000 to single females from poorer units, from April 1
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A review had been lead to determine the number of such females and officers brought to the notice of the CM that during the survey they received complaints about some staffs neglecting their parents. Some of them lived alone later the death of a wife and they too sought pension.
chief whip and TRS MLC in the TS Legislative Council, Paturi Sudhakar Reddy, who was present at the meeting, whispered, “The CM was moved by this and enquired officials to explore the chance of bringing an Assam-type law in this regard. He held the state government should take charge for ensuring that the care amount for neglected parents is taken from their kids. He asked officials to hold discussions with employees’ unions on this.”
Mr. Reddy whispered that the parents say that for the reason that their children are government workers, they are ineligible even for the Rs 1,000 Aasara old-age Pension. “While their families are ignoring them by not giving them maintenance amount, the government too is negating them Aasara pension. In this way, they are suffering both means,” Mr. Reddy said.