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Bank ordered to rectify loan installments not to exceed 40 pc of citizen’s net salary

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: The Court of Appeals, presided over by Judge Haitham Al-Atiqi, ordered a local bank to rectify the installment amount, not to exceed 40 percent of the net salary of a citizen who obtained loan, in addition to recalculation of the period of payment. Attorney Ali Al-Ali, lawyer for the citizen who borrowed KD15,000 from the bank, pointed out his client left his job and transferred to a ministry department where his monthly salary is KD 890 whereas the installment is KD 525. He argued the citizen has many financial obligations and the bank has violated the Central Bank of Kuwait’s regulations on installments.

MEW’s decision nullified: The Administrative Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Najib Al-Majid has nullified the decision of Ministry of Electricity and Water to award an engineer with ‘Very Good’ instead of ‘Excellent’ in the 2013 annual performance appraisal of the ministerial employees. In the case filed by Lawyer Ahmad Al-Ayash on behalf of his client, the lawyer declared that his client works as a mechanical engineer and is a fourth-degree employee of the ministry. He was shocked to receive a grade of ‘Very Good’ in his annual performance report of 2013 even though he is a hardworking, efficient and competent employee. He had submitted a complaint to the administration, but did not receive any official response. Lawyer Al-Ayash affirmed that his client received unfair treatment against the rule of law, which was tantamount to abuse of power. Even though the Court of First Instance had dismissed the request, he filed an appeal.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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