An official spokesman disclosed that the State Government has simplified the application proforma for issuing senior citizens and handicapped identity cards to facilitate these vulnerable sections of the society. These identity cards would be issued within 3 days as specified under H.P. Public Service Guarantee Act.
He said that now the applicants have to provide the age certificate and residence proof for getting the senior citizen and handicapped identity cards. He said that the detailed list of the required documents to be attached had been included in the application forms itself.
He said that now onwards the applicants need not mention the details like religion, assembly segment and pension etc. for getting the senior citizen identity card. He further said that now onwards the applicants need not provide details of identification signs for getting handicapped identity cards.