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3 Jan 2019

Social Security, Human Rights and the Aged

Social security is a basic human right, which was recognized in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The Right to life, recognised as a fundamental right by Article 21 of the Constitution of India, implies the Right to live with human dignity. It encompasses not only the security regarding the basic human needs of food, clothing and shelter, but also health security. Social security schemes usually give priority to income security because, generally, the basic needs of the vulnerable sections may be satisfied, if people have an adequate income. Most of the elderly become vulnerable due to their inability to work and earn. Vulnerability due to advancing age can be anticipated in time, and can be mitigated by making specific provisions if one has an adequate income. In traditional  agricultural societies, families, especially in the joint family system with multi-generational co-residence, usually take care of the economic and emotional security needs of the elderly.

Chancellor Dr. Priya Ranjan Trivedi is known all over the world for his outstanding and unique contribution as an institution builder, thinker and environmental scientist. As the Founder Chancellor of The Global Open University Nagaland and the Indira Gandhi Technological & Medical Sciences University Arunachal Pradesh, he has been pioneer in launching 300+ Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Degree programmes besides more than 2200 Skill Development courses with a view to generating employment among the young boys and girls. The Biographies of Shri Narendra Modi and Shri Ram Nath Kovind written by him has been widely circulated and appreciated in India as well as in other countries.

Dr. Priya Ranjan Trivedi
ISBN : 978-81-7139-914-7
Price : Rs1400
Edn. : 2018

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