PORTAL - On the afternoon of January 13, at Binh Duong Administrative Center, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee chaired a meeting to listen to departments and agencies to report on the situation of taking care of Tan Suu Lunar New Year in 2021 for subjects in the province.
There were Mr. Nguyen Loc Ha - Member of Provincial Standing Committee, Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee attending the meeting.
According to the report, after the Provincial People's Committee held a meeting on the spending levels and beneficiaries of the Tan Suu Lunar New Year in 2021, the Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs sector reviewed the groups of subjects that are managed by the industry and developed an implementation plan. Through the review, the total number of people with meritorious services receiving Tet gifts from the provincial budget is 27,375, with the highest expenditure of 4 million VND, the lowest expenditure of 1.3 million VND, the total cost for implementation is about 43 billion VND. In addition, there are about 18,754 people with meritorious services being supported with gifts from the President with a total budget of 5.7 billion VND. Spending 02 months of benefits (January and February) for those who are enjoying preferential policies for people with meritorious services to the revolution before the 20th of lunar December.
For social protection beneficiaries, the whole province has about 29,578 beneficiaries enjoying monthly benefits outside the community, the support budget for Tet in 2021 is about 21 billion VND (the expenditure is 700,000 VND / person). The whole province has 3,875 poor households (3,114 poor households and 761 households have just escaped from poverty by the end of 2020) with a Tet allowance of 1,500,000 VND / household.
The Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs sector has also advised and instructed localities to organize leader delegations to visit, give gifts and wish longevity for the elderly during the Lunar New Year in 2021. Currently, the whole province has about 12,797 elderly people. Total expenditure for visiting and giving gifts is about 8.8 billion VND.
For the Tet bonuses of enterprises, as of January 13, 2021, 2,109 enterprises have reported their Tet bonus, of which 1,368 enterprises have plans to give Tet bonuses, the rest 741 enterprises have not plan to give Tet bonus for employees. The highest Tet bonus is 479 million VND for managers of foreign-invested enterprises; for labor workers, the average bonus is about 7.73 million VND, the lowest is 4.42 million VND; In addition, some businesses will reward an additional gift for their employees.
Through discussion with the local trade unions of enterprises, it is shown that in 2020, although many businesses are affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, most businesses still try to maintain the Tet bonus of the Lunar New Year in 2021 for employees working full year or more with 01 month's basic salary in order to keep them from returning to work after Tet holiday. For new employees working under 12 months, enterprises will base on the number of months working in order to give a suitable amount of bonus. Some businesses also have plans to give Tet bonuses to employees but have not yet announced them to employees because they are still considering and calculating the appropriate bonus level and are still focusing on completing orders in time before Tet holiday.
The Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs will continue to coordinate with the units to continue grasping the situation of salary payment, Tet bonus and keep labor, employment, labor relations stable at enterprises in the province in order to take appropriate measures to ensure benefits for employees.
Concluding the meeting, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao basically agreed with the plans to take care Tet for objects in the province. The Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee suggested that the functional departments increase their knowledge on salary payment and Tet bonuses for employees, especially to have solutions to ensure the security and order situation in the province and the work of Covid-19 epidemic prevention control, minimizing collective labor dispute and strikes. The Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee also noted that functional departments and localities have strengthened the management of vagrants, beggars to ensure aesthetics, security and order during Tet holiday; guide the district and social protection agencies to well manage and implement the policies for social protection beneficiaries, create conditions for social protection beneficiaries and poor households to welcome the New Year fully and comfortably.