RK Gov’t to form task team to discuss mandatory employers’ pension contributions
from Aktobe rgn governorate
A task team is being formed in Kazakhstan to discuss the implementation of mandatory pension contributions by employers. This was announced by the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Berdibek Saparbayev, at a briefing in the press center of the Government, Kazpravda.kz correspondent reports.
“Recently, the media has been actively discussing deduction of pension contributions by employers, who at their own expense will additionally have to pay pension contributions in the amount of 5 percent. Today, the state continues to pay a joint pension, plus the basic pension. You know that starting from this year, the size of the basic pension increased by 30 percent. Employers pay pensions only to those employees who have worked for them and sustained labor injuries, no other pension contributions, ”the speaker said.
He noted that the law on the transfer by employers of mandatory pension contributions in the amount of 5% was adopted in 2015, but was postponed. Given that there are so many different issues, discussions, additional burden on employers, business, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev tasked the Government to work it through. "We are forming a task team, which will include representatives of employers, NCE Atameken, NGOs, experts and others," the Deputy Prime Minister said.
According to Saparbayev, only after discussion and making specific proposals will a unanimous decision be made regarding the introduction of mandatory pension contributions by employers.