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2. Definitions

2. Definitions: Unless the subject or the context otherwise requires, in this Act,
(a) “Senior Citizen” means a citizen of Nepal having completed the age of
Sixty years;
(b) “Helpless Senior Citizen” means a senior citizen on any or all of the
following conditions:
(1) Having no basis or income source or property for earning his or
her livelihood,
(2) Having no family member for maintaining and taking care of him
or her,
(3) Despite the existence of a family member, being compelled to live
a discarded or disregarded life because of not being maintained by
the member.
(c) “Incapable Senior Citizen” means a senior citizen who is incapable
physically or mentally;
(d) “Care Centre” means a home, shelter or other structure of similar nature
established and operated under this Act for the maintenance and care of
senior citizens with or without collecting fees;
(e) “Day Service Centre” means a home, shelter or other structure of similar
nature established and operated under this Act for the care of senior
citizens during day time with or without collecting fees;
(f) “Maintenance and Care” means acts such as making provisions of food,
clothes, housing, movement, social services and entertainment to and for
senior citizens and of their involvement in religious activities;
(g) “Family Member” means the following relative of a senior citizen:
(1) son, daughter-in-law, daughter, grand-son or grand-daughter on
the line of son living in a joint family,
(2) in the case of non-existence of the member as referred to in
Clause (1), son, daughter-in-law, daughter, grand-son or grand-
daughter on the line of son living in separately,
(3) in the case of non-existence of any relative as referred to in
Clause (2), any other close relative.
(h) “Heir” means an heir entitled to inherit a senior citizen pursuant to the
Chapter on Inheritance of the Muluki Ain;
(i) “Senior Citizen Club” means a club established by senior citizens under
the prevailing laws for the protection of their rights and interests;
(j) “Fund” means the senior citizen welfare fund established pursuant to
Section 17;
(k) “Designated Authority” means the authority designated by the
Government of Nepal by a Notification in the Nepal Gazette;
(l) “Prescribed” or “as prescribed” means prescribed or as prescribed in the
Rules or bye-laws framed under this Act.

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