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Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007

2. Definitions.-

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

a.   “children” includes son, daughter, grandson and grand-daughter but does not include a minor;

b.   “maintenance” includes provision for food, clothing, residence and medical attendance and treatment;

c.   “minor” means a person who, under the provisions of the Indian Majority Act, 1875, (9 of 1875) is deemed not to have attained the age of majority;

d.   “parent” means father or mother whether biological, adoptive or step father or step mother, as the case may be, whether or not the father or the mother is a senior citizen;

e.   “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made by the State Government under this Act;

f.   “property” means property of any kind, whether movable or immovable, ancestral or self acquired, tangible or intangible and includes rights or interests in such property;

g.   “relative” means any legal heir of the childless senior citizen who is not a minor and is in possession of or would inherit his property after his death;

h.   “senior Citizen” means any person being a citizen of India, who has attained the age of sixty years or above;

i.   “State Government”, in relation to a Union territory, means the administrator thereof appointed under article 239 of the Constitution;

j.   “Tribunal” means the Maintenance Tribunal constituted under section 7;

k.   “welfare” means provision for food, health care, recreation centers and other amenities necessary for the senior citizens.

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