Jan 22, 2017MedicalComments Off on Pension reform bill expected by May: official
Taipei-- Minister Without Portfolio Lin Wan-yi (???) said Sunday that he hoped a pension reform bill can be sent to the Legislature by May 20, though he would prefer to do so in March.
Speaking at a press conference following the close of a one-day national conference on pension reform at the Presidential Office, Lin said participants made differing suggestions on a reform proposal put forth by the Pension Reform Committee under the Presidential Office.
Lin, who is the committee's CEO, said some of the suggestions can be incorporated into the proposal while others might be suitable for a long-term reform project which will be considered later.
As for people who doubt the reform proposal might remain intact in spite of the many different suggestions made by conference participants, Lin said the Executive Yuan will make adjustments to the proposal.
As the bill based on the proposal will have to pass the Legislature, the Cabinet must coordinate with legislators to clear the legislative floor, said Lin.
At the closure of the conference, President Tsai Ing-wen said the government will keep talking with all sectors of society in a bid to minimize the impacts of the proposed reforms.
She said she believes all turmoils over the pension reform will end, adding if pension reform can succeed, "there will be no reforms that cannot be completed in Taiwan."