The First Round of Negotiations on an Agreement between Japan and India on Social Security

July 20, 2011

  1. The first round of negotiations on an agreement between Japan and India on social security will be held from Monday, July 25 to Friday, July 29 in Tokyo.

  2. The negotiations will be attended on the Japanese side by Mr. Hiroshi Tajima, Director, Southwest Asia Division, Southeast and Southwest Asia Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA); Mr. Akio Koide, Director, International Pension Division, Pension Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) as well as officials from the two Ministries. On the Indian side, it will be attended by Mr. Atul Kumar Tiwari, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs as well as concerned officials of the Government of India.

  3. Employees sent from Japan to India as well as those sent from India to Japan are currently obliged to affiliate to the social security systems of both countries thus causing duplicable payments of social security contribution which impose a huge economic burden on both individuals and corporations. It is expected that the conclusion of an agreement between Japan and India on social security will solve these problems through reducing the burden imposed on the employees and corporations, and further promote human and economic exchanges between the two countries.
    • (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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