Govt Committed To Formulate Comprehensive Labour Policy: Minister

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Govt committed to formulate comprehensive labour policy: Minister

Provincial Minister for Labour & Human Resource and Chairman Governing Body of the Punjab Employees Social Security Institution (PESSI) Ansar Majeed Khan Wednesday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government was committed to formulate a comprehensive the provincial labour policy safeguarding rights of industrial workers.

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Sep, 2018 ) :Provincial Minister for Labour & Human Resource and Chairman Governing Body of the Punjab Employees Social Security Institution (PESSI) Ansar Majeed Khan Wednesday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government was committed to formulate a comprehensive the provincial labour policy safeguarding rights of industrial workers.

Presiding over the 137th meeting of the governing body of the PESSI here on Wednesday, he said this policy would also work for restoring trust of industrialist and the business community and registration of domestic and home based women workers.

The minister said that the only solution to problems of the labour community was to online affairs of secured workers so that each and every labourer could enjoy benefits of Social Security and medical cover by Smart Cards, speedy resolve of issues of compensation, marriage, death, education and other related grants.

He said the role of the PESSI would be strengthened and revamped to increase contributions and registration to initiate new labour welfare projects.

The governing body gave confirmation of the decisions taken in its 136th meeting.

Permission was granted to extend the bid validity against the tender for procurement of Electro Medical equipment for all the emergencies and Intensive Care Units (ICUs) of the hospitals of the PESSI.

The body members expressed their concern over the delay in the procedure of bidding and stressed upon the need to accelerate and complete the procurement process of the equipment to facilitate the patients at the earliest.

The meeting also approved the grant of Rs 7.6 million for treatment of a kidney & liver patient, Muhammad Zubair, secured worker of PESSI from abroad on the recommendation of the Health Department .

On the directions issued by Cabinet Division in this regard, the meeting approved to change the name of PESSI hospital from its old Nawaz Sharif SS Hospital to Social Security Hospital Multan Road.

It was decided to give approval to enhance the Disability and Survivor's pensions of the old pensioners taking pension to the limit of Rs 10 thousands for a long period.

Time scale of promotion of employees of PESSI in PPG-1 and 2 equal to Bs-3 & 4 according to the pay scales of Punjab government was also approved by the governing body.

The meeting also decided to take advice from the Finance Department to enhance the rates of special allowance of the employees of Head office of PESSI from 20 per cent to 50 per cent as adopted by the provincial government.

Secretary Labour Sara Aslam, Vice Commissioner PESSI Humaira Ikram, DG Headquarters Baber Abbas, Medical Advisor Dr Nasir Jamal Pasha, members GB Aima Mehmood, Abdul Majid Ch. Waqar Ahmad, Hameed Khan Jadoon, Shehzad Anwar and others attended the meeting.

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