The Central Information Commission has issued a notification, inter-alia, stating that the appeals and complaints filed by senior citizens shall be taken up by the Commission on priority basis on production of documentary proof in support of their claim to be a senior citizen.
The Commission maintains information about appeals/complaints received from senior citizens online. It received 228 complaints and 27 appeals from senior citizens online till December 1, 2009. Information about disposal of such complaints/appeals has not been maintained. The Commission works autonomously and the Government has no role to play in the matter.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Shri Prithviraj Chavan in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.