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SPS contribution matching initiative will benefit over 60,000 Foodpanda delivery riders

KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 (Bernama) — The SPS Contribution Matching initiative for social safety safety, carried out by the Social Security Organisation (Socso), will profit greater than 60,000 Foodpanda supply riders.

Socso chief government officer Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed and Foodpanda Malaysia managing director Sayantan Das right now signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on this matter, witnessed by Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan.

The minister stated that beneath the SPS Contribution Matching initiative, the federal government would contribute fee of 80 per cent or RM186.20 from the Plan 2 contribution value RM232.80 by the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme.

“Self-employed individuals solely need to pay 20 per cent or RM46.60 for a similar interval of 1 12 months. However, I perceive Foodpanda has taken a proactive step to register and contribute to their transport companions with Socso’s Self-Employment Social Security Scheme beneath the Contribution Matching Self-Employment Scheme programme.

“This step will enable food delivery partners to receive additional incentives for contribution payments by only having to pay 10 per cent, which is RM23.30 of the total amount of RM232.80,” he advised reporters on the Socso and Foodpanda Malaysia MoU ceremony right here.

Saravanan stated it’s hoped that the proactive step carried out by Foodpanda Malaysia will serve for instance for different sectors to emulate.

Earlier, Saravanan in his speech stated that based mostly on the statistics of Socso’s Self-Employment Scheme Division till Feb 18, a complete of 360,469 lively contributors amongst self-employed individuals have been registered and contributed beneath the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme in comparison with solely 73,556 self-employed individuals in 2020.

While that is a leap of just about 500 per cent, Socso statistics additionally recorded a rise in work-related accidents, he stated.

“In 2021, there have been 1,498 recipients of the Temporary Disablement Benefit or monetary help paid to self-employed individuals who obtained sick depart, in comparison with 288 recipients in 2020.

“Case claims for Dependant Benefits or benefits given to beneficiaries when employees die due to occupational accidents in 2021 also increased to 147 beneficiaries from 40 beneficiaries in 2020,” he added.

Saying this was attributed to an enhance in deadly highway accidents, he known as on self-employed individuals to right away contribute to the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme.

— BERNAMA

 

 


 



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