The Committee held the working meeting to consider the Bill on Social Labor. The Bill applies to the social servants in public and private, defines their legal status, functions, rights and obligations.
All the parties concerned are involved in consideration and hence, the invitees were the representatives of the judicial and executive authorities, as well as international organizations, NGOs and educational institutions.
According to the Chair of the Committee, Sofo Kiladze, the draft of the Bill was preliminarily submitted to the representatives of the legislative, judicial and executive authorities, as well as international organizations and NGOs working on social labor and was uploaded on the Parliamentary web-site allowing every person concerned to study the document and submit remarks and opinions.
“Importantly, after adoption of the Bill and after reforming, we will introduce significant changes in human rights term as the social servant is the representative of the state in direct touch with all the vulnerable strata – socially vulnerable families, children and other groups encountering challenges and problems and thus, the state shall take the first care of them. Hence, it’s important that the social servant reform shall be undertaken. It is as well important that the guarantees for protection of social servants are widely provided in the Bill – as their material provision issues, so their social guarantees – their safety, protection etc. The Bill is very useful and these processes shall be held in transparent manner with participation of all persons concerned related to social sphere”, - S. Kiladze stated.
The remarks and comments have been provided by the Governmental and non-Governmental structures, most of which are already considered and reflected in the draft. She thanked the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Foundation for Democracy Development, USAID and state agencies for their support and merit in development of the Bill.
The meetings are scheduled with the academic circles as well – representatives of the Universities and in the regions with social servants and beneficiaries. “We plan to meet the population, beneficiaries, social servants in the regions and to try to study their positions prior to finalization of the Bill and to consider them”, - she stated.