Social Security for journalists, without clarity: Gaviño

Jorge Gavino AmbrizDeputy of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), in the Mexico City Congresssaid that in the insurance program for journalists there is no clarity on the resources with which it would work, nor on its operation and in what percentage the payment of fees to IMSS will be made.

“On July 6 of this year, at the press conference of the President of the Republic, it was announced that it was made available for the program [de seguridad social para periodistas freelance] 25 percent of the federal government’s spending on advertising,” said the deputy.

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Due to the above, the local legislator presented a Point of Agreement, to request the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) and the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) to report on the scheme, allocation of resources and execution of spending to the program. insurance of journalists who work on their own.

Gaviño explained on the platform that the Ministry of Finance should have made budget adjustments, since since the first fortnight of December last year it had known the spending schedule.

He added that the IMSS limits itself to pointing out on its website that people with a favorable opinion to determine the origin of the applications will receive the same benefits as people incorporated into the voluntary regime, explained Jorge Gaviño.

However, in two responses from the Transparency Units, the Ministry of the Interior (Segob) and the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), in which they were asked for a copy of the budget reductions and increases or their equivalents, Regarding the allocation of resources originally intended for publicity by the federal government, for the creation of insurance for independent journalists, they replied that “a search was carried out for the required information in their files, in order to locate the requested information, without finding expression documentary that meets the merit request, and there are no factual elements that allow us to suppose that it should have this, [por lo que] this Transparency Committee considers the aforementioned non-existence to be appropriate”, highlighted the legislator.

There is no clarity on the resources with which it would work, nor on its operation, in addition, nobody knows about the incorporation scheme or who, and in what percentage the payment of fees to IMSS will be made,

The Point of Agreement was batted by the ruling party and sent to the Budget and Public Account Commission.