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Govt doesn’t agree with manpower panel on ‘indemnity’ of employees MEW inks power, water conservation deal with KNCC

KUWAIT CITY, June 13: Government did not agree with the Parliamentary Manpower Affairs Committee on the employees’ indemnity, as the committee insisted the general treasury should pay for 6 percent and the employees 1.5 percent, reports Al- Seyassah daily. Sources said government agrees in principle with the committee to pay 18 months salary as indemnity but disagrees on deducting 7.5 percent of the salary.

For his part, MP Yaqoub Al-Sane’ stated the committee agreed that 18 months salary should be paid as indemnity to the employees of public and private sectors-provided that 1.5 percent of their salary is deducted, and then public treasury will pay the 6 percent. Sources indicated that government is refusing to carry new financial burdens and it won’t vote on the proposal to fund 6 percent of the indemnity which is estimated at KD18 million, but government will not refer the draft law back to the parliament based on good intentions of cooperating with the assembly. It is said the Finance Ministry has proposed paying 18 months salary as indemnity to employees who have spent 30 years in service.

Also: KUWAIT: Official sources from the Ministry of Electricity and Water have said about 93 percent of the project related to the installation of 400-kilovolt power lines in Sabah Al-Ahmad City is done and the rest of the project will be fully accomplished soon, reports Al-Jarida daily. The same sources added the ministry has signed an agreement with Kuwait National Cinema company (KNCC) to show excerpts on electricity and water conservation all through the week, as part of campaign to create awareness among the people frequenting Kuwaiti cinemas on energy and water conservation. The campaign is included the ministry’s plan of preserving electricity and water based on the increasing rate of consumption, which sources stressed, surpasses consumption rates recorded in the previous years.

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