Social security scheme: 625 employer companies enlisted in Fund

Published On: January 28, 2019 08:25 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Enthusiastic participation of employers in social security scheme based on contribution has been taking place. Some 625 employer companies of province no 3 including Kathmandu valley have already been enlisted in social security fund till Sunday. 

The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security on November 12, 2018, had urged the employer companies and labor suppliers of Kathmandu valley to be enlisted in the fund from November 22, 2018 to February 18, 2019, by publishing a notice in the Nepal Gazette. 
The Fund has provided separate enlisting number to every employer company. Executive Director of the Fund, Shyam Raj Adhikari, said that the enlisted companies now have to register the name of their workers and employees. 

Separate social security number would be provided to the workers and employees registered in the Fund and the amount would be deposited under such numbers of the workers and employees. 

At a program organized by the Fund here on Monday, Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Bista, distributed certificates to the employer companies enlisted in the fund. 

Saying the social security scheme was brought as tripartite agreement between workers, employers and government, Minister Bista urged the industrialists and entrepreneurs to make it successful. "This is a common programme of government, employers and workers. This programme will play a significant role in making the labour sector systematic, disciplined and safe", he said. 

Minister Bista also expressed the belief that the entrepreneurs, yet to be enlisted in the fund, would come in enlisting process immediately. The government has asked all employer companies to be enlisted in the fund by coming May. 

Adhikari said that the employer companies have to provide all details of its all workers to the fund within three months after their enlistment in the fund. The government on November 27, 2018 had made public the social security scheme based on contribution. RSS

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