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Social security scheme comes into full operation

Social Security Fund (SSF). Photo: https://ssf.gov.np

KATHMANDU: The contribution-based social security scheme introduced by the government with the aim to bringing all citizens under the social security system has come into full operation from Wednesday. The Social Security Fund, the plan implementer, has started work in this regard.
To be covered by the service, one is required to contribute 31 percent of their salary to the Fund (11 per cent by the employee, and the remaining 21 percent by the employer).
The beneficiaries can avail under various schemes like medical treatment scheme, maternal security scheme, accident and disability security scheme, dependent family security scheme and elderly security scheme.
Approximately 20,000 workers have been registered with the Fund until mid-June, said a Fund official. In order to attract more beneficiaries, the Social Security Schemes Operation Directives, 2075 has been amended, and the registration deadline extended to mid-October from earlier mid-July, the official added.
The scheme was unveiled by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on November 27, 2018. RSS

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