Description of Duties

Terms of Reference- Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare

- To plan and supervise application of labour and cooperative law, comprehensive welfare and social security system and other relevant laws and regulations
- To set policy and plan in order to regulate labour relations, to investigate and solve workers’ issues and problems, to regulate worker and employer relationship based on tripartism in order to protect workforce
- To make policy and plan with a view to expand and develop civil institutions and agencies in the field of cooperatives, labour and social welfare
- To set occupational safety rules, regulations, standards and recommendations and to annually determine minimum wage of workers in the Labour Supreme Council
- To make policy, plan and administer affairs related to cooperatives, labour and social welfare assemblies and high councils
- To set and plan employment policies and strategies within the framework of the government master policies and plans
- To supervise employment, investment and social insurance of foreign nationals
- To plan theoretical and applied research and studies on cooperatives, labour and social welfare
- To plan organizing targeted subsidies and support resources towards development of employment and comprehensive welfare and social security system
- To set policy and plan for coordination of different government sectors in order to prevent social vulnerabilities
- To take part in measuring absolute and relative poverty thresholds
- To make policy and plan for protecting people against negative impacts of economic and social incidents
- To make policy and plan with a view to ensure minimum living standards for members of the community with priority given to low-income families and people with physical and mental disabilities within the framework of comprehensive welfare and social security system
- To plan for establishing and extending multi-layer social security system
- To plan for launching referral system based on family physician and health insurance
- To develop regulatory bills, codes of practice, instructions and statutes on cooperatives, labour and social welfare domains
- To develop master schemes with a view to achieve objectives under Principles 21, 29, 43 and 44 of the Constitutional Law
- To study, make policy and plan for development of cooperatives sector
- To grant technical/ credit assistance and financial contributions to civil society institutions, cooperatives and professional entities in the context of objectives and duties
- To make policy and plan for coordination among executive departments in order to apply technical and credit assistance for cooperatives
- To issue license of establishment, permit of merger, liquidation, to cut benefits, to audit as well as issue registration confirmation for cooperative sector legal entities in terms of compliance with the regulations
- To supervise fulfillment of duties and powers under Article 66 of the cooperative law
- To make policy, plan and supervise attracting funds and voluntary contributions of people, non-governmental public agencies in line with the mission and vision of comprehensive welfare and social security system
- To make policy and plan for creating a healthy competitive environment between insurance funds to avoid operation on exclusive and semi-exclusive basis under the statute laws
- To plan economic studies on how to finance, partnership and maintain sustainability of financial resources by insurance and social protection funds
- To participate in economic decision making, particularly in relevant discussions by Economic Council, Supreme Employment Council, Supreme Labour Council, Money and Credit Council, Health Insurance Council, Health and Food Security High Council, Welfare and Social Security High Council, National Council for Older Persons, Supreme Family Council
- To review and revise welfare and social security policies through the concerned Committee in the Parliament of Iran and Government’s technical committees
- To build integrity and to pursue master welfare policies for development of social and economic justice
- To make policies and strategic plans on various social and welfare domains



Last Update : Jun 27, 2020 12:26