National plan to ensure the rights and improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities until 2025 is being developed in Kazakhstan. Minister of labor and social protection of the population of RK Berdibek Saparbayev informed about this during a press conference on the results of regional visits of the Government working group.
"In the East Kazakhstan region, we held a meeting of the Coordination council on issues of social protection of disabled people, where we discussed ways to solve the problems faced by people with disabilities on a daily basis. These are questions of availability of services of education, healthcare, employment. As a result, approaches to the development of a National plan to ensure the rights and improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities until 2025 have been developed, providing additional measures to support people with disabilities," Saparbayev said.
According to the Minister, starting from the 2nd half of 2019 it is planned to launch the Portal of social services, which will provide an independent choice of technical means of rehabilitation, taking into account individual needs, reduce the terms of their provision and increase the level of satisfaction of persons with disabilities. Depending on the need, the standards for providing technical means of rehabilitation will be revised.
Also in the framework of the state program "Enbek" this year, 5 thousand microcredits will be directed to the development of entrepreneurship among mothers with many children and persons with disabilities in rural areas.
In addition, the Government working group in the Karaganda region held a meeting of the republican tripartite commission, where decisions were made to amend the Labor code in terms of strengthening the responsibility of employers for improving the working conditions of employees, compliance with labor legislation, preventing unjustified cuts and wage arrears.
In Kostanay region, the issues of labor flows (South-North), the results and approaches to the "Enbek"programs were discussed. Over the past two years, more than 1.2 million people have participated in the Program. 695 thousand people were employed for permanent jobs. Training covered more than 170 thousand people. More than 21.2 thousand people received microcredits for the development of their business, about 4 thousand people received state grants for the implementation of new business ideas.