President set the task of radically intensifying the social protection of women

"Frankly speaking, while budget organizations pay pregnancy benefits in full, there are cases when the private sector shuns the formal employment of women because of these costs, regrettably", he said.

An average of 700,000 babies are born in our country per year. Women who have children must be absent from work for at least 4 months.

Therefore, from September 1, 2022, a system will be created in which the state will guarantee maternity benefits to women officially working in the private sector.

From now on, they will also receive a one-time maternity allowance of 2 million UZS for 4 months.

To this end, the budget will allocate 200 billion UZS in 2022 and 1.7 trillion UZS in 2023.