SACRED Portal made functional
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment operationalised the “SACRED portal” on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons on October 1, 2021. Portal has been developed in order to provide a platform for senior citizens in India seeking employment opportunities.
- This portal has been developed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
- SACRED stands for “Senior Able Citizens for Re-Employment in Dignity.
- Portal has been developed with the aim of finding ways to ensure that Senior Citizens live a happy, healthy, dignified, empowered and self-reliant life.
- The Portal does not guarantee to provide a job or employment but will serve as an enabler for stakeholders in order to meet and decider their course of action.
Who can register on the portal?
Citizens aged 60 and more can register on this portal and find jobs & work opportunities.
Funding for development of Portal
An amount of Rs. 10 crores were provided to fund the development of platform besides a maintenance grant of Rs. 2 crores will be provided per year, over a period of 5 years.
What was the need?
Elderly population in India has been steadily increasing. As per Longitudinal Ageing Study of India (LASI), by 2050, India will have more than 319 million elderlies. Furthermore, the joint family system is declining gradually because of which elders are being exposed to lack of physical, social and financial support. Thus, there is a need to provide a platform for their economic and health needs and to create an ecosystem supporting their needs more holistically.
International Day of Older Persons
This day was observed on October 1, 2021 under the Theme- “Digital Equity for All Ages”. United Nations General Assembly has also declared 2021-2030 the “Decade of Healthy Aging”.
Topics: Ageing Population • Elderly Care • Indian Population • International Day of Older Persons • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment • SACRED Portal • Senior Able Citizens for Re-Employment in Dignity Portal
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