Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (Armenia)
During the Reformation of the Second Government of the First Republic of Armenia in 1918 In November 1919, the Ministry of Public Care was established, and on April 8, 1919, it was renamed "Ministry of Public Care and Labor". Until 1919 On July 5, 2009, the Ministry of Food was involved in organizing the procurement and distribution of products in the country. 1919 After its dissolution on July 5, 2009, these functions were transferred to the Ministry of Public Care and Labor. 1920 On January 8, 2009, the Ministry was renamed the Ministry of Public Care and Reconstruction. It had the following departments: orphanage, refugee, work organization, medical-sanitary, labor protection, architectural, construction.
1918-1920 those were hard years. 1915 hundreds of thousands of refugees and losers after the Genocide and World War I, a long war with the Turks, and so on. The Armenian people gained the independence they had dreamed of for centuries, created the first Republic of Armenia and faced many difficulties. Despite this, the Ministry of Public Care and Reconstruction had its representatives in both Georgia and Azerbaijan and provided special funds to meet the needs of the Georgian-Armenians and Azerbaijani-Armenians. At that time, a minister sometimes headed more than one ministry because, besides the internal problems of the republic, issues related to border protection, weapons acquisition, and foreign relations arose. The ministers of that period were mostly educated, were highly educated national figures.
After the Sovietization of Armenia, these ministers were replaced by Bolshevik people, the first of which were ideological, highly educated national figures, who were later promoted to higher positions and then executed in 1937.
1920 The Ministry was organized as a Commissariat of Care and Rebuilding on December 8, and then on December 21, the Social Security People's Committee. On March 12, 1925, it was renamed the People's Labor and Social Security. In 1946 the ASSR Ministry of Social Security was reorganized.
The department consisted of pensions and benefits, employment and living arrangements, auditing, supervision, medical expertise, financial, planning, capital construction, administrative departments, central accounting, and individual pensioners.
The Ministry was responsible for the calculation and payment of pensions and benefits, as well as Republican Computing Information Centers, Disabled, Older and Orphanages, Experimental-Prosthetic Orthopedic Enterprise, Medical Examining and Prosthetic Medical Center, Medical Center, Prosthetic Hospital, Medical Center -Unions of Departments, Department of Social Security of the Municipal and Regional Councils of the People's Deputies day.
In the post-Soviet period, in 1990, the Ministry of Social Security was reorganized into the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.
After the 1995 National Assembly elections, by the decree of the President of the Republic, changes were made to the structure of the government. The Ministry was reorganized into the Ministry of Social Security, Employment, Population Movement and Refugee Affairs.
1996 RA Presidential Decree Reforms Government Structure 1996 On November 8, the Ministry was reorganized into the Ministry of Social Security.
2000 On February 28, 2008, by the decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia, the Ministry was reorganized into a Ministry of Health and Social Security.
2000 On May 20, 2012, by the decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia, the Ministry was reorganized into a Ministry of Social Security. 2003 On December 25, 2012, by the decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia, the Ministry was renamed into the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
The first years of the transition period were extremely difficult for the people. The earthquake that devastated one third of the republic's territory in 1988 and claimed the lives of about 25,000 people did not disappear when new problems were added: blockades, forced displacement, energy crisis, unemployment, and more.
In 1992 it was officially declared that poverty in the republic was 94%. This means that the people were in a difficult situation, and it was very difficult for the newly independent state to overcome the socio-economic difficulties alone.
During those years the Armenian government was carrying out economic reforms, the legislative field was in the process of formation. Among the priorities was humanitarian assistance. The President of the Republic of Armenia instructed the Government of the Republic of Armenia to create a system to organize the distribution of humanitarian aid. A working group was formed, relevant specialists were involved, a clear regulation was developed, and the Paros system was created.
In order to operate this structure, a social services institute was formed at the Ministry of Social Security with its territorial structures, which made it possible to implement the Paros system. It was intended not only to clarify the degree of insecurity of families, but also to organize humanitarian aid operations promptly and impartially.
The financing of social services was financed from the state budget. Beneficiaries were served free of charge. The services were coordinated by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, coordinating the policies, as well as providing methodical and organizational support.See more