Deputy called Ministry of Labor "the Ministry of protection of budget from population"
Majilis Deputy from the People's Party of Kazakhstan Yerlan Smaylov at a plenary session of the chamber asked the government to increase from January 1, 2022 the size of state benefits for people with disabilities, childcare and large families, Kazpravda.kz reports.
Yerlan Smailov said that in the context of a constant rise in prices for food, services, utility tariffs, it is extremely important to increase government benefits and pensions for Kazakhstanis, especially for people with disabilities, mothers on maternity leave, large and young families, pensioners and other groups of the population.
He recalled that by the decision of the President, from January 1, 2022, the minimum wage will be increased from the current 42,500 to 60,000 tenge, which is 41%. In addition, according to him, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population is not currently raising the issue of a corresponding increase in disability benefits, benefits in connection with the birth of a child and monthly benefits for caring for a child up to one year old, benefits for large families, minimum pensions.
“In the draft budget for 2022-2024, the ministry plans to increase all types of social benefits from January 1, 2022 by 5%. But this value does not even cover the statistical growth of inflation, not to mention the real increase in prices for food, clothing, services and tariffs ... At the same time, the absolutely passive position of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population, which does not meet the interests of Kazakhstanis, draws attention to itself" , - said the majilisman.
Smailov added that instead of raising problematic issues with the government, the ministries of national economy and finance, looking for solutions, the Ministry of Labor refers on the lack of budget funds. He believes that it is high time to rename it to "the ministry of protecting the budget from the population." A similar inactive situation with the state body is in the field of labor and protection of the labor rights of Kazakhstanis.
In this regard, he offered the government to increase, from January 1, 2022, the size of state special allowances for people with disabilities, childcare, large families and others, as well as the size of the minimum pensions by a multiple of the increase in the minimum wage. In addition, it is proposed to develop and introduce a children's consumer basket that really meets the vital, physiological, educational, social, cultural and sports needs of a child.