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Total Population: 12,84,075*  People above 60: 57,785*

Couples/persons living alone: 3615*

*Population Census 2011


Old-age homes in and around Chandigarh

Kartar Aasra Road, Near Lake Club  Chandigarh,09878888838

Ahluwalia Old-Age Home — Mohali
Mansa Devi Ashram —Panchkula
Home for the Old and Destitute — Sector 15  0172-2770021
Sai Seva Samiti Ashram —Sector 30   0172 2641747

Senior Citizen Home, Sector 43 :        0172 2623365


Gurdwara Ishar Parkash Ratwara Sahib (Near Chandigarh) Punjab India, P.O. Mulanpur Garibdas Teh.Khrar Dist. S A S Nagar Mohali, Punjab Pin- 140901 India
91-160 225 5001, 002  atammarg1@yahoo.co.in contact@ratwarasahib.org 91-160 225 4475, 91-160 225 5009.
91-987 281 4385 +91-941 721 4391 +91-941 721 4379


Day Care Centres in Chandigarh: 2

i) Lajpat Rai Bhavan — Sector 15
ii) Chandikusht Ashram — Sector 31

Maintenance Tribunals
1. Sub Divisional Magistrate (Central) :2700218
2. Sub Divisional Magistrate (East) : 2679010
3. Sub Divisional Magistrate (South) :2676016
Appellate Authority : 2700109

Chandigarh Police Senior Citizens Help Line under Number 1090


The Maintenance and Welfare of parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 is a remarkable act, which provides for maintenance and welfare of parents and senior citizens and ensures maintenance for their livelihood.

Maximum Maintenance Allowance: The Tribunal (SDMs) can award maximum maintenance allowance of Rs. 10,000/- per month (Clause 14 of the Rules)

Application for Maintenance: Application for maintenance may be made to the Tribunal by a Senior Citizen or any other authorized representative. The Tribunal Magistrates can take suo motu cognizance.

Transfer of property to be void in certain circumstances: The Act gives protection to the senior citizens transferring their property by way of gift or otherwise his property subject to the condition that the transferee shall provide the basic amenities and basic physical needs to the transferor, if he refuses or fails to provide them, all such transfers can be declared as void if they are made as a result of fraud or coercion.

Exposure & Abandonment of Senior Citizen: Whosoever abandons any senior citizens, having care or protection of such person can be punished with a term which may extend to three months or fine which may extend to Rs. 5000/- or with both (Clause 24 of the Act)

Jurisdiction of Civil Courts Barred: The Jurisdiction of Civil Courts is barred to entertain any matter pertaining to this act.

Duties & Powers of the District Magistrate: The District Magistrate shall act as the appellate authority. He will ensure that the provisions of the act are carried out properly.

Duties & Powers of the SSP: Senior Superintendent of Police is bound to protect the life and property of senior citizens (Rule 20)

Director Social Welfare Chandigarh Administration, Town Hall Extension Bldg., 3rd floor, Sec 17-C, Chandigarh ,Tel. No. 0172-270062, 2700372


Secretary Social Welfare, Chandigarh Administration, Chairman
Director Health Services Chandigarh Administration Ex officio Member
Director Public Relations Chandigarh Administration Ex officio Member
Director Social Welfare Chandigarh Administration Ex officio Member Secretary
Maj. Gen. (Retd.) M.S. Kandal Member
Dr. Raj Kumar Gupta Member
Mr P.C. Sanghi Member
Dr. M.L. Kataria Member
Mr Vinod Chadha Member
Fr. Sabestian Jose Member
Mr Bhavneshwar Sharma Member
Mr Inderjit Singh Dhillon Member

Panel of Conciliation Officers
Mr P.C. Sanghi
Mr V.S. Sodhi
Mr Pritpal Singh
Mr Jasbir Kaur
Mr Gurnam Singh
Mr H.S. Walia
Mr S.D. Kalia
Mr K.R. Vadhera
Gen. (Retd.) Inderjit Singh Dhillon
Mr D.C. Gupta
Mr Jagtar Singh