Social protection programs are generally popular: they are important instruments of wealth redistribution and even if they are not considered equalizers, they are programs in the right direction.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista has urged all the private schools in the country to enlist in the contribution-based social security scheme by October 17.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Bista, has said employers need not be stingy to embrace the contribution-based social security scheme.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Social Security Fund (SSF) has no cash to run social security programs immediately as the government has not provided it Rs 22 billion collected for the purpose over the last eight years.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said that the social security program would be kept under a single umbrella.

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.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: A total of 196 firms have listed themselves for the newly introduced contributory-based social security scheme.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The government has launched a social security scheme that multiple stakeholders have hailed as a 'milestone' in the country's labor relations and social protection for workers employed by the private sector.

Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Tuesday unveiled a new social security scheme, aimed at protecting the rights of formal private sector employees.