Kazakh president proposes mechanisms to fight age discrimination
Astana, Kazakhstan, Sept.19
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed to develop legislative mechanisms to fight age discrimination in the country.
"We need to study the issue of the introduction of legislative mechanisms for the protection of older people during employment and prevention of other forms of age discrimination," Nursultan Nazarbayev said Sept.19 at a ceremony of awarding the winners of the Mereyli Otbasy National Competition.
The President also reminded that Kazakhstan legislation provides responsibility of the children for the support of aged parents.
"If they are not around, they have to pay some alimony to keep the elderly. How is this law implemented? It should be checked," the president said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev added that the state not only supports the elderly in Kazakh retirement homes, but also pays pension to them.
"However, many children of these old men appear in retirement homes only on the day when their parents receive pension," the head of state said.