“Since January this year, Azerbaijan has started the process of issuing pensions electronically, at present, this service has already covered 12 thousand people,” Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population Sahil Babayev said.

Report informs that he spoke within the UN Public Service Forum.

The Minister stressed that Azerbaijan ranks second among the CIS countries in terms of the minimum pension.

Babayev noted that there are about 35 thousand people belonging to socially vulnerable groups of the population – refugees, women, people with disabilities in the country. The Ministry introduces reforms to support this category of citizens.

Moreover, the employment system has been automated in Azerbaijan in recent years, and the best practices of other countries are being studied to improve the social protection of the population.