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Proposal to Provide Social Security Benefits Even on Natural Death: Minister Labour

September 8, 2020 | | Share:

Lahore, September 08, 2020 (PPI-OT): Mr. Ansar Majeed Khan Minister for Labour and HR chaired a progress review meeting at PESSI Head Office. Mr. Khalid Mehmood Malhi Vice Commissioner PESSI briefed the Minister regarding collection of Social Security Contribution, registration of new Units, Purchase of Medicine and Medical Equipments as well latest progress on automation programme. The Minister Labour directed the Vice Commissioner to prepare plan for providing Social Security benefits to the Dependents of deceased Secured Workers even upon natural death and to amend the law accordingly.

He further said that unregistered units be covered on priority basis and special efforts be made to bring brick kiln workers under the domain of PESSI. All the Chamber of Commerce be informed about automation programme and positive steps be taken after getting suggestions of all the stakeholders. Later on, talking to media the Labour Minister told that mechanism is being made to facilitate the Labourer of housing industry. He explained that all cases of marriage grant, death grant and Scholarship have been finalized uptill 2018.

To improve the working condition Labour Department is being computerized, many IT project are under process. Mr. Ansar Majeed stated that online management system is established to monitor Social Security Hospital’s Performance. Patients can registered their complaint with health complaint management system. He said to ensure payment of minimum wages, the proposal to transfer salary through mobile phones is also under consideration. Dr. Nasir Jamal Pasha, Medical Advisor PESSI, Mr. Muzaffar Mohsin DG (HQ), Mr. Babar Abbas Khan DG (C and B), Dr. Fatima Asim, Director Reforms, MS. Marium Munir Director Purchase, Mr. Raheel Ashraf IT consultant and Mr. Irfan Latif Director (ICT) attended the meeting.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations
Government of the Punjab
Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-9201390-86

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