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KUWAIT CITY, July 22: Director of Public Authority for Manpower Jamal Al-Dosari has said the sector is currently coordinating with Interior Ministry to open the door for transfer of domestic workers under Article 20 to Article 18 of private sector, reports Al-Qabas daily. In a statement, Al-Dosari explained that manpower authority has been holding series of meetings with the Ministry of Interior to set appropriate mechanism through which the domestic workers could transfer from Article 20 to Article 18 of private sector. 

He stressed the authority keenness to avoid repeating mistakes committed last year during the transfer of domestic visas to private sector. He looks forward to completing the mechanism and conditions for the transfer in the next few days after the concerned authority announces the opening.

Meanwhile, reliable sources were quoted as saying the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Subaih has directed the assistant undersecretaries to reform all committees in their sections and reduce the numbers. They noted the minister requires the acting Undersecretary Matar Al-Mutairi to reform all committees in line with the policy of Civil Service Commission and State Audit Bureau to reduce the number of committees and grant rewards.

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