YEREVAN. – The purpose of this legislative initiative is to introduce effective mechanisms for the implementation of the policy adopted by the government of Armenia in the domain of social protection of the population. Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Anna Zhamkochyan said this at Tuesday’s special sitting of the National Assembly, during the discussion of the package of bills on amendments to the Law on Social Assistance and related laws.

In particular, according to her, the government has adopted a policy of introducing an integrated system of social services in social protection, and this shall be based on a single system for the assessment of social needs.

The project, in particular, proposes to create a single organization—in the form of Complex Social Service—to implement the Armenian government’s policy of introducing an integrated system of social services.

According to the deputy minister, however, no additional funds will be required to this end from the state budget of Armenia.