National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly(NPHCE)

Title of the Scheme

National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly (NPHCE)


(E-mai ID)

Non-Communicable Division


Funding Pattern of Scheme The Centre will bear 75% of the total budget and the State Government will contribute 25% of the budget, for activities up to district level.
Brief Description Keeping in view the recommendations made in the “National Policy on Older Persons” as well as the state’s obligation under the Maintenance & Welfare of Parents & Senior Citizens Act 2007”, The MoHFW launched the NPHCE during the year 2010-11, in the 11th plan period, to address various health related problems of elderly people.
Beneficiaries & Eligibility Criteria All elderly People (above 60 Years) in the country.
Types of Benefits Free, Specialized health care facilities exclusively for the elderly people through the State health delivery system.
How to Avail Benefits The State Government/Union Territory should furnish programme Implementation plan in the prescribed format to avail the facility for implementation of the programme as per the guidelines and terms and conditions.
Website URL or Detailed PDF Detailed PDF  [322 KB],
Operational Guidelines,   [9.44 MB]
National Centres for Ageing,   [271.16 KB]
Regional Geriatric Centre,   [332.32 KB]
Validity of the Scheme 2016-17
Keywords NPHCE, National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly, NCD, National Health Mission