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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of August 20, 2019 No. UP-5785

About measures for further strengthening of guarantees of protection of the citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan performing temporary labor activity abroad and members of their families

(as amended on 17-03-2021)

In recent years in the country consecutive work on streamlining of processes of external labor migration, ensuring protection of the rights and interests of the citizens who are going abroad for implementation of temporary labor activity (further - labor migrants), to rendering the necessary legal, public, information and advisory assistance and material support to them is carried out.

At the same time acceptance of complex measures for creation of reliable mechanisms of social support of labor migrants and members of their families, including in questions of improvement of housing and living conditions, financial aid, protection of life and health is required.

Besides, it is necessary to establish effective cooperation between authorized bodies and heads of regional authorities of the republic and foreign countries in creation of worthy conditions for accommodation and labor activity of labor migrants and members of their families, and also to provide the coordinated activities in this direction.

For the purpose of forming of effective system of support of labor migrants and members of their families, rendering comprehensive care by the state of their daily needs and expectations, strengthening of guarantees of reliable social and legal protection both in the territory of the country, and beyond its limits, and also taking into account offers of Movement of entrepreneurs and business people - Liberal democratic party of Uzbekistan:

1. To the Ministry of Economy and Industry, the Ministry of employment and employment relationships, the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, khokimiyats of areas and Tashkent to allocate in 2020 to the labor migrants needing improvement of housing conditions, 3 462 apartments in apartment houses within implementation of state programs on housing construction according to appendix No. 1.

2. Approve the offer of National Bank of foreign economic activity of the Republic of Uzbekistan about:

implementation of the payment mechanism by labor migrants of payments on the credits obtained in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Russian rubles through Asia Investment Bank Joint-stock company and other Russian partner banks, including by implementation of calculations by means of electronic payment systems;

taking measures to expansion of bank infrastructure and remote channels of customer service of Asia Investment Bank Joint-stock company in the regions of the Russian Federation having the greatest concentration of labor migrants from the Republic of Uzbekistan on the basis of the corresponding information provided by the Agency on external labor migration under the Ministry of employment and employment relationships of the Republic of Uzbekistan (further - the Agency).

3. Implement since October 1, 2019 practice of provision by fund of support and protection of the rights and interests of the citizens performing labor activity abroad and the State fund of assistance of employment of the population under the Ministry of employment and employment relationships of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

to labor migrants - microloans for a period of one year, with the accelerated registration of its issue during one banking day, with the minimum packet of required documents (the passport, the statement and the petition of body for work), on payment of the expenses connected with employment abroad in the amount of 2 million sum, in 2019 - at the rate in the amount of 10 percent, including margin of commercial bank in the amount of 50 percent from interest rate of the issued credit, since January 1, 2020 - on refunding rate of the Central bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan, since January 1, 2021 - at the rates established by commercial banks independently on the basis of the market principles.

to insurance companies - one-time subsidy for covering of the amount of insurance premium on life insurance and health of citizens and other risks during implementation of temporary labor activity by them abroad once a year in the amount of 50 thousand sum on each insured labor migrant.

To the ministry of employment and employment relationships together with the Ministry of Finance and other interested ministries and departments in two-month time to develop and bring in the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan procedure for provision of one-time subsidies for covering of the amount of insurance premium on life insurance and health of citizens and other risks during implementation of temporary labor activity abroad.

4. Form the Republican commission on questions of external labor migration (further - the Republican commission) in structure according to appendix No. 2, having determined it the main objectives:

coordination of activities of state bodies, executive bodies on places and other organizations for organized labor migration, effective protection of the rights and legitimate interests of labor migrants, rendering material and social support to them;

the organization of development and implementation of state programs in the field of external labor migration, further enhancement of the national legal system and law-enforcement practice in this sphere;

adjustment of cooperation with authorized state bodies of foreign countries concerning external labor migration, consideration of offers on accession (ratification) of the Republic of Uzbekistan to international treaties in the field of protection of the rights and legitimate interests of labor migrants;

assistance in realization by citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan of their rights to labor activity abroad, fair and safe working conditions, providing their social and legal protection, and also reintegration after homecoming;

hearing of reports of heads of state bodies, executive bodies on places and other organizations about the done work in the sphere of external labor migration, acceptance on this basis of decisions on their encouragement or accountability;

carrying out systems analysis and monitoring of condition of work in the sphere of external labor migration with development following the results of the specific measures directed to increase in efficiency of instruments of legal, financial and material support of labor migrants.

Determine that the chairman of the board of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, hokima of areas and the city of Tashkent, and also heads of authorized state bodies and organizations at least once in six months report to the Republican commission on the done work in the sphere of support and protection of the rights of labor migrants and members of their families.

5. Create in structure of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan Department concerning protection of the rights of the citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan performing temporary labor activity abroad and the international economic cooperation (further - Department), with extreme number of personnel in number of 8 established posts according to appendix No. 3.

Determine that the number of staff of Department is created due to the reducing the number of staff of the Ministry of employment and employment relationships of the Republic of Uzbekistan and organizations entering its organizational structure on 8 established posts.

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