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Contribution-based social security bill 2017 passed in Nepal.

Published Date: 07/25/2017


Contribution-based social security bill 2017 passed in Nepal.

The Legislature-Parliament of Nepal today (24 July 2017) passed the Contribution-based Social Security Bill 2017, without unemployment benefits.

Minister for Labor and Employment Farmullah Mansoor had presented the proposal seeking the passage of the bill. When Speaker Onsari Gharti announced whether there was anyone objecting to the bill, majority of the parliamentarians approved it for the passage.
Minister Mansoor informed the parliament about various provisions as of basic education, health, use of products, agriculture program, and social help among others.

Taking part in the deliberation on the bill, lawmakers said it was positive that the parliament passed the bill. It would help solve problems facing by the Nepalese Workers in the social security sector.

First time the social security bill was registered to the parliament on 1997, by Anand Prasad Dhungana by initiation of then president of Nepal Trade Union Congress & present SAARC-TUC General Secretary, Bro Laxman Basnet. Now it is passed with many ups & downs by the parliament after 20 yrs. All credit goes to the 20 years struggle of Nepali Workers. Mr. Laxman Basnet, then NTUC President brought this concept of Social Security in Nepal.

This is a victory of Labour Struggle in Nepal but a long way to go in reality. There are still many steps to implement this act to benefit workers, said Mahendra Pd. Yadav- General Secretary of NTUC.



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