KP Assembly passes employees’ social security bill to ensure safety of workers

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Tuesday unanimously passed ‘The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Employees Social Security Bill, 2021 to ensure safety and protection of workers.
The bill was moved by Minister for Labour and Culture Shaukat Ali Yousafzai.
The statement of the employees’ social security bill stated that workers were instrumental in national development and economic growth. They were the real producer of goods and services.
“It is the duty of the state to ensure safety and protection of workers. For this purpose the state has taken various steps through both legislative and administrative means.”
“The duty of the state is to provide social security to the workers and employees working in different establishments, said that draft of the bill.”
The employees and their dependent have the right to various benefits under the social security program such as sickness benefits, maternity benefits, employment injury, death compensation and others.
Moreover, a detailed mechanism for the payment or grant of the above mentioned benefits as well as the deposit to be made by the employer for the benefit of his employees was necessary to be provided.
“It is also desirable and necessary to register establishments for the purpose of contribution in respect of his employees and for providing for other incidental matters. – APP