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Railway Ticket Booking

Separate reservation counters are earmarked for Senior Citizens at various PRS (Passenger Reservation System) Centres if the average demand per shift is more than 120 tickets. The position is reviewed from time to time for continuity of this facility. (Vide office memo of Government of India, Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), New Delhi, No. 96/TG-I/20/P dated 20.02.1996)

Income Tax Return

Separate counters are marked for Senior Citizens at the time of filing the income tax return. On the spot assessment: Person must 65 years or above as on 31st March of the assessment year, must be a pensioner and should come personally. (Directorate of Income Tax, Government of India)

Other Facilities

Priority is given to senior citizens while paying the electricity/telephone bills as well as in the hospitals in Chandigarh and Haryana.

In Punjab, the Government provides priority to the senior citizens in paying the electricity/telephone bills, reservation of bus seats and separate OPD in the hospitals.

In Gujarat, all civil hospitals have separate counters for registration and separate queues for elderly.

In Delhi a separate counter has been opened to facilitate the senior citizens for submission of property tax bills.
(Vide circular No. A&C(PC)/SAU/PA(R)/IV-38/99-518 dated 24-6-99, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Assessment & Collection Department, Special Assessment Unit)