Provincial Level Interaction Program on Implementation of recently adopted Contribution based Social Security Act has been concluded in Biratnagar. Total 45 Representatives from GEFONT, NTUC and ANTUF participated in the program organised by ITUC-NAC.
During the Programme, Chief Speaker of the Program Bishnu Lamsal- Secretary General of GEFONT briefed about the Social Security Act and process of implementation. He informed that Social Security System will be started with four Schemes and target to cover 9 Schemes gradually. For this SG insisted necessity of unity among the Trade Unions in Nepal to raise the common agenda at Local Level as well . He further requested all members of three Confederations to aware the workers about the Social Security System and importance of their contribution in Social Security Fund.
The Interaction Program was organised under the presidency of Deepak Paudel, Coordinator of Province No. 1 and Conducted by Dika Ghimire, Secretary of NTUC Provincial Committee. During the Programme, Tika Prasai, Coordinator of ANTUF Provincial Committee delivered the Welcome Speech.
Meanwhile, participants discussed about how to make card to get benefit, Steps to be taken if employers do not contribute, how the informal workers can be cover by the schemes etc.
After concluding the Programme, Press Release was organised and GEFONT Secretary General informed about the Social Security Act and respond the queries raised by the Journalists.