Unemployed benefits can be extended up to 6 months
According to the Minister of Labor and Social Protection Berdybek Saparbayev, the population of Kazakhstan is currently receiving 39 social benefits. Last year the republican budget allocated 2 trillion tenge to social sphere. 600 billion Tenge was spent. The Social Insurance Fund provides 5 different types of social assistance for employed people. Last year, about 800,000 Kazakhstanis received this help. The amount of money spent for it is 190 billion tenge. This year, the total amount of funding allocated to social sphere amounts to 3.3 trillion tenge. Of these, 2.8 trillion tenge were allocated for the payment of pensions and benefits.
Saparbayev’s supervision ministry will work this year on 7 main objectives. The first is a new social care program for the people, the next goal is to provide the population with productive employment, the third to train specialists in accordance with the requirements of modern economics, fourth to ensure the safety and rights of all workers, systematize migration processes, development, etc.
This year, 130 billion tenge has been allocated for targeted social assistance, of which 67.7 billion tenge has already been paid
This year, the new format of targeted social assistance has been introduced. According to the Minister, according to this, about 44 thousand unemployed have found jobs and have left poverty.
From April 1, 2019, the terms of the NCA have been changed, the provision of assistance to each child, 70% of the subsistence minimum, or 20 789 tenge monthly guaranteed benefits (children up to 18, , which includes four different benefits from the total family income. As a result, today the TSA has been paid to more than 277 thousand families or 1.3 million people. From the beginning of the year TSA was paid in the amount of 67.7 billion tenge, the average payment was 105 thousand tenge, the Minister said.
Together with the Akimats, a unified package of services and social support measures covering 11 types of assistance have been developed, including the provision of free hot meals, school uniforms, textbooks and accessories, public transport for children and mothers with free hot meals, rest and so on. provision.
In his speech the Minister of Labor drew attention to the support of children with disabilities. For the sake of mother and child support more than 243 billion tenge will be allocated for childbirth, care of a child under the age of 1 and social payments on maternity and childbirth. Pension contributions are subsidized for women who are on maternity leave to provide a sufficient number of pensions. 5.8 billion tenge was allocated for these purposes this year.
At present, there are about 237,000 mothers with six or more children in Kazakhstan who receive 45 billion tenge annually for payment of benefits.
At the request of the Head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, together with interested government agencies, community members, and active citizens, we have developed a roadmap for a happy child happy mother happy family happy country, concluded the Minister of Labor.
Now base pension is paid depending on the length of service
Minister of Labor and Social Protection Berdibek Saparbayev also talked about pension and social security measures at the reporting meeting.
Last year we changed the order of the basic pension. Now its size is directly related to the work experience. As a result, basic pension has grown by an average of 80% for 2.1 million people with more than 10 years of experience, the Minister said.
According to him, as of June 1 of the current year, the average size of the basic pension amounted to 27 thousand tenge, and the average size of the aggregate pension (solid and basic) amounted to 85 785 tenge.
Last year, the procedure for retirement was significantly simplified. If earlier it was necessary to submit 4 applications for payment, now only one application will be submitted to CSC, said the head of the department.
Also, from January 1, 2018 the structure of the subsistence minimum was revised by increasing the share of nonfood items from 40% to 45%. As a result, social payments increased by 16% to 3 million Kazakhstani people.
In 2018, a citizen who works at 6.1 million jobs, is covered by a system of compulsory social insurance. A new draft law On compulsory social insurance, developed by the Majilis, was developed to implement the President’s Instruction on strengthening the relationship between the length of service and the amount of social benefits paid by the President.
From 2020, it is expected that the amount of social payments will be increased by 30% on average, in terms of disability, loss of breadwinner and loss of employment, he concluded.
A social service portal for disabled people will be launched
There are about 680,000 people with disabilities in Kazakhstan, of which 418,000 are workingage citizens (61.5%), and 87,000 are children under eighteen (12.8%). In 2018, their social security was paid from the national budget for 294.2 billion tenge.
From July 2018, a new care grant has been introduced for a fullaged adult citizen who has been disadvantaged from childhood. From July 1 this year, the size of state benefits for care of citizens at the age of 18 years from the childhood to the first group of invalids will be increased. The allowance for 100 thousand citizens will be increased from 31 183 tenge to 41 578 tenge, the Minister said.
Also, the work on introduction of the Social Service Portal is underway.
This portal allows citizens with disabilities to independently choose the necessary technical remedies and services, taking into account their individual needs, without public procurement. In general, work on improving the quality of life of citizens with disabilities is an important priority of the Ministry, said the Minister.
In May this year, social protection, education, health care, professional development of social workers, etc. p. It should be noted that the National Plan on Ensuring the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Improving the Quality of Life, including a comprehensive set of measures, adopted in 2025.
In 2019, Kazakhstan’s average wage will grow
Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan Berdybek Saparbayev reported on the implementation of the instructions of the President and the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on salary increase for lowpaid employees.
It is known that from the beginning of 2019 the minimum size of wages increased 1.5 times from 28 to 42.5 thousand tenge for implementation of the President’s Address in October. This measure covered 1.3 million people, including 275,000 civil servants working in education, health care, social services, culture and sports.
We monitor the monthly minimum wage calculation. For example, the analysis of the receipt of mandatory pension contributions In April, 92 thousand workers have been paid salaries below the EIR. We also monitor the growth of salaries for lowincome employees. At present, more than 203 thousand employers have received 1,1 mln. he has undertaken the task of increasing the wages, the Minister said.
In addition, since June of this year, the salary of some budgetary employees has increased up to 30%. More than one million civilians working in healthcare, education, social protection, culture, sports, agriculture and other spheres receive high salaries this month.
Now average wage per employee is 114.5 thousand tenge (up to June 1, 2019 99.6 thousand tenge). From 2019 this increase will be KZT 144.3 billion from the national budget. tenge.
Unemployed benefits can be extended up to 6 months
According to Berdibek Saparbayev, 628 thousand people were employed last year under the Enbek program, 497 thousand of which were employed, of which 380 thousand were permanent jobs. More than 14,000 Kazakhstanis received soft loans, of which around 10,000 unemployed people have opened their own business for the first time.
Employment will directly affect the income of citizens and increase the quality of life of the unemployed and inefficient employment. Strengthening this work will help reduce the number of lowincome households and provide them with a personal and familybased selfemployment. For this we are implementing the State Program Labor, the Minister of Labor noted at the reporting meeting.
Another additional effect of microcredit is the creation of new jobs. Microcredit recipients created over 12,000 jobs.
The Minister also said that the benefits for the unemployed are to be paid for up to 6 months. Previously, this allowance was paid for up to four months. Please refer to the unemployed benefits link .
Young Professionals and Young Entrepreneur projects
This year, under the President’s instructions, the program has been supplemented with the national plan Zhastar El Zhuregi, under which projects Young Professionals and Young Entrepreneur aimed at strengthening the youth employment support are being implemented.
Thus, within the three years 200 young people will be trained on 200 modernized educational institutions in 100 most popular professions.
The plan of coverage of youth practice has been expanded. In 2019 we will additionally send 10 thousand more people, which will allow to employ 25 thousand young people. For three years, at least 60,000 young people will be trained on entrepreneurship basics BastauBusiness.
As part of the social assistance program Social Care, measures to promote employment of large families are expanding. Now, a large number of rural families will receive irrevocable state grants for new business ideas worth 505 thousand tenge.
For example, a large family can take advantage of the funds to purchase sewing machines and supplies and to organize bedding, national costumes and other products at home.
Also, a quota of 5,000 discounted microcredit for mothers with many children, disabled citizens and young people is provided. As a result, this year more than 15,000 families will be able to work and increase their income.
In addition, the work has been started to shortterm education of these categories of people in the relevant specialties and job placement in social workplaces.
Saparbayev: 23 thousand Kazakhs’ labor rights are protected
Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population Berdybek Saparbayev informed about measures taken to ensure the labor rights of the workers in Kazakhstan.
Monitoring and control over observance of the labor legislation. For this purpose, there is a Risk of Labor Risks, where enterprises with the most violations of labor legislation are taken into account. With its help, more than 5,000 violations have been eliminated in 3,900 enterprises inspected by labor inspection in 2019. As a result, more than 23 thousand workers have been protected from labor law, with 3 billion jobs. tenge, the Minister said at a meeting with the population.
In 2019 the action plan on prevention of labor conflicts and measures on safety and labor protection are being implemented.
More than 1,700 enterprises have introduced international standards, more than 6,000 industrial facilities have been certified. About 15 thousand production meetings are underway in the companies. As a result, there is a decrease in industrial injuries. For 5 months of 2019, the number of accidents decreased by 10.2%, the number of victims has decreased, he said.
Work on creating decent working conditions has been intensified. In 2019, the Ministry together with social partners and akimats conduct a wideranging explanatory work under the slogan Safe labor. Implementation of a new Roadmap for minimizing industrial injury and working conditions with harmful and dangerous jobs.
Also, the system of social partnership is actively developing.
122,400 Memorandums of Cooperation were signed between akimats and enterprises in the regions in order to prevent the reduction and elimination of labor rights of employees. 96.4% of large and mediumsized enterprises and 39.9% of small businesses are covered by collective bargaining agreements. Thus, the employees of these enterprises have an additional social package, Saparbayev noted.
Also, an arrangement was reached with many large enterprises, representatives of the business community to provide additional sponsorship and charity assistance.
This year, 38.3 billion tenge has been allocated for supporting vulnerable population in the regions, including mothers with many children. 458 memorandums for the amount of over KZT2 million were signed. The problem of housing for families with orphan children with low income families is being solved, as well as the construction of familysized dormitories and rental housing. From the beginning of this year, 385 apartments were provided to large families by sponsors , concluded the Minister.
Transition of state services into electronic format and social card
Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan Berdibek Saparbayev also spoke about the process of digitalization of the social and labor sphere.
According to him, today, 12 of 38 state services of the Ministry of Labor are electronic, 3 are active, 7 composite or complex. For example, childcare benefits are not sought or active. All pension payments are made on a single or complex basis.
In his Address to the Nation, the Head of the State has charged to the people of Kazakhstan to increase the share of egovernment services by 80% in 2019 and to 90% by 2020. In 2019, another 22 social services will be transferred to the electronic and active format, the minister said.
Also, until July 1, 2019, a social card will be launched, which will help to find out information about sociallyvulnerable or needy families. This will make it possible to actively promote public services in the future. Digital project implementation will be continued in the field of labor, which will promote the protection of labor rights of citizens.
Source: Kazakhstan 2050