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Speech of Vice-Minister of MLSPP of RK Zhakupova S. K. at the meeting of the Government of RK

Dear Bakytzhan Abdirovich!

Dear colleagues!

 

The main goal and criterion for the effectiveness of the state, as noted by the Head of state is to improve the quality of life and increase incomes of population.

Ministry of labour and social protection of the population takes all the necessary measures to implement the instructions to improve the welfare of the population, given at the enlarged meeting of the Government, and the following work has been carried out today.

Firstly, pursuant to the instruction of the Head of state to increase the amount of social payments from the State social insurance fund, the Ministry conducts the work on revising the parameters of social payments. 

At present, it is proposed to revise the parameters for three types of social risks in the social insurance system. These are social payments in case of disability, loss of breadwinner and loss of work. The amount of social payments will be set depending on the length of participation in the system of compulsory social insurance.

This will increase the level of social protection of citizens at the onset of social risk, as well as provide incentives for citizens to participate in the system of compulsory social insurance, respectively, to formalize labor relations.

The relevant amendments will be made to the legislation on social insurance.

Secondly, to develop a National plan to ensure the rights and improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the Republic of Kazakhstan until 2025.

The National plan should provide an integrated and interdepartmental approach to creating conditions for the full integration of persons with disabilities into society.

Seven priority areas have been identified to ensure the rights and improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities. They are:

Prevention of health - reduction of disabling pathologies.

Inclusive education - formation of a competitive personality.

Individual mobility. Accessible environment.

Work and employment – improvement of the standard of living.

Development of social rehabilitation and habilitation.

Changing perceptions of disability problems.

Development of personnel potential of social workers.

I ask you, Bakytzhan Abdirovich, to instruct the heads of the ministries of health care, education and science, industry and infrastructure development, social development to work out the relevant sections of the National plan qualitatively, to determine a set of strategic measures that require a certain amount of budget funds for implementation.  

The draft National plan will be submitted for broad discussion by civil society.

Taking into account the above, with your consent, Bakytzhan Abdirovich, the draft National plan will be submitted in May 2019.

Thirdly, the Ministry has special control over the observance of workers labour rights and the repayment of wage arrears.

The work is built on the identification of risks in all areas of regulation of labor relations. There are special headquarters in the regions, with the participation of the prosecutor's office, state revenue and justice. As a result of the measures taken in 2018, the arrears of wages in the amount of

3.7 billion KZT to 32 thousand employees were repaid.

For reference: on 23.01.2019, according to the information of local executive bodies, wage arrears amount to 1.8 billion KZT to 6.3 thousand employees at 139 enterprises, of which 75% is accounted for 100 bankrupt enterprises (1.4 billion KZT to 4 470 employees), measures for which are taken by bankruptcy managers appointed by the State revenue committee, within the framework of the Law "On rehabilitation and bankruptcy".

Overall, in 2018, state labour inspectors carried out 8 774 inspection, during which identified 11 976 violations. Employers were issued

5 139 prescriptions and 2 492 fines in the amount of 402.5 million KZT were imposed.

The main violations relate to the terms of payment of wages (20%), failure to ensure safe working conditions (20%), illegal employment and dismissal (14%).

The situation is controlled at the enterprises with foreign participation, which were imposed 124 fines in the amount of 38.9 million KZT (530 violations were revealed).

On the facts of violation of requirements of labor protection by state inspectors to law enforcement agencies 1 400 materials on which 98 criminal cases are brought are sent.

The result of preventive control of working conditions of workers is a decrease in occupational injuries in 2018 by 6.6% (in 2018

1 568 people suffered, in 2017 - 1 678 people).

 

Dear Bakytzhan Abdirovich! Our main priority is to preserve the life and health of our employees. In this regard, we propose to conduct an information campaign under the auspices of the Year of safety and health in 2019. The relevant Action plan was agreed by the Ministry with the Federation of trade unions, "Atameken" NCE and akimats.

Currently, the Ministry has begun to develop a Comprehensive roadmap to reduce injuries and jobs with harmful working conditions for 2019-2021. Within the framework of the Roadmap, systemic measures will be implemented, including the introduction of a national system of labor protection based on the management of professional risks; improvement of mechanisms of state, internal and public control over compliance with labor protection requirements.

Fourthly, the implementation of Roadmaps will be continued on updating and formalization of the status of citizens for involvement in the pension system, social and medical insurance.

As of January 21, 2019, the status of 1.8 million people has been updated out of 2.7 million people who had no status in the state databases.

Detailed plans for the remaining target groups have been brought to the regions to intensify the work on formalization. By the end of the year, it is planned to complete the work on updating the status of 915.6 thousand people.

Currently, the work on updating is carried out automatically through PSCs, e-gov portal, Kazakhtelecom and Contact center 1414.

Since 2019, a new legal regime started working – the Single total payment (STP), which allowed informally employed, freelancers to register their business activities in a simplified manner and gain access to social guarantees. 

As of February 1, 2019, more than 4 thousand citizens have already paid the STP.

We have brought to the regions plans, a methodical manual on carrying out information and explanatory work among specific target groups to ensure citizens' access to social guarantees.

For today, the akimats have a task to to ensure the conduct of large-scale explanations on the formalization through the channels of updating and through the payment of the STP.

Dear Bakytzhan Abdirovich!

All the instructions given by the Head of state during the enlarged meeting of the Government, which are within the competence of the Ministry, are taken under special control and will be executed in due time.

The report is finished.

Thank you for attention!

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