Minister of labor and social protection of the population of RK Berdibek Saparbayev visited Zhambyl region with a working trip.
In the region, the head of the Ministry of labor held a meeting on topical issues of social and labor sphere, including the appointment and payment of addressed social assistance with the participation of akims of cities and districts, heads of departments and divisions of employment, representatives of justice bodies, state revenue, "Atameken" NCE, NGO and employers.
"At the enlarged meeting of the Government, the President of the country set a number of important tasks before the Government and akims of the regions. The main issue is improvement of the welfare of Kazakhstan citizens, provision with permanent jobs and timely payment of wages. The State pays special attention to the support of large and low-income families. This year, more than 200 billion tenge has been allocated from the republican budget for addressed social assistance. In turn, our task with you is to ensure these means to be used for their intended purpose and reached exactly needy families," Saparbayev said.
According to the Minister, more than 152 thousand residents of Zhambyl region, including 36 thousand able-bodied citizens receive addressed social assistance. However, only 1.3 thousand benefit recipients fall under active employment measures.
"The main task of the ASA is to help needy families to get out of a difficult life situation, to increase the level of income by training in demanded specialties, assistance in employment and starting their own business," Saparbayev stressed.
The Minister instructed to eliminate violations identified at the appointment and payment of addressed benefits, including overpayments, lack of social contacts, the appointment of two payments at the same time, the decision on the day of the applicant appealing and others. All illegally paid means must be returned to the budgets.
"There are cases when parents receive benefits for children who study in another city. All the violations indicate the formal work of the staff of employment centers, precinct commissions, and the local executive bodies as a whole. If the necessary measures are not taken, the materials will be transferred to law enforcement bodies to take tough measures," he stressed.
The Minister also pointed out that not all working residents of the region are covered by pension and social contributions. The Regional Department of state revenue need to understand in this matter.
The issues of providing persons with disabilities with technical means of rehabilitation and the implementation of the State Program "Enbek" were considered at the meeting.
During his working trip to the region, Berdibek Saparbayev checked the work of the employment center of Taraz, where he talked with employees and visitors. He also visited the beauty salon, which is opened by the participant of the program "Enbek". Thanks to the preferential microloan in the amount of 5 million tenge, Aida Batyrbekova could open her own business and provide six more citizens with job.
The Minister urged Kazakhstan citizens to use state support measures more actively. This year, the program has been amended directed to support of large families, persons with disabilities and youth. They are provided with quotas for microloans and state grants, training in demanded professions and the basics of business. An additional 52 billion tenge was allocated for the implementation of the program.
Besides, Berdibek Saparbayev visited the district named after Turar Ryskulov, where he got acquainted with the work of the employment center, discussed topical issues of social and labor sphere with the villagers and answered the questions interested the residents.