KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7: As part of its efforts to confront fake certificates, Civil Service Commission (CSC) has implemented a new mechanism which involves amending the job titles of employees who obtained higher certificates, reports Aljarida daily.
Head of CSC Ahmed Al- Jassar sent a circular to all state bodies, asking them to provide CSC with the attendance records of the employees related to the leave they took for studying and obtaining the certificate as well as a report about their salaries and allowances during that period.
He explained that, after receiving the aforementioned report and records, the cases were examined individually by the relevant departments of CSC in line with the allotted regulations.
Based on the reports referred by the Scholarship Unit of the Job Organization and Budget Department, it was discovered that most of the employees obtained the certificates while they were working, and did not take any leave for studying or did not obtain any scholarship.
He went on to explain that the mechanism for amending the job title of the employee after obtaining a higher certificate starts by receiving the file of that employee which will be referred to the Job Organization and Budget Department.
This department then studies the file and identifies the suitable job title that matches the certificates. It also determines whether or not the certificate is an upgrade of the previous certificate in the same line, and identifies the nature of the new certificate — it is of administrative or technical specialization.
The Job Organization and Budget Department then addresses the Scholarship Unit to ask if the employee obtained the certificate on scholarship. It also asks the opinion of the Fatwa and Legislation Department, in order to complete research on the appropriate position based on the obtained certificate. The file is lastly referred to the concerned government body for opinion including CSC.
Meanwhile, General Customs Administration has denied the information circulating in town concerning a dispute that broke out among the members of the committee that is assigned to investigate the issue related to an expatriate employee who is accused of receiving a bribe, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
It also denied the refusal of the head of the committee to do his duty, highlighting that the committee head does not work as consultant but is a law specialist and has been detained by the Public Prosecution over a lawsuit filed against him.
In a press statement, Deputy Director General of Land Borders Customs, and head of the investigating committee Adnan Al-Qudaibi said Director General of General Customs Department Counselor Jamal Al-Jalawi, after the expatriate employee’s act was discovered, ordered the formation of a committee to collect all relevant documents concerning the accusation from all relevant departments. He affirmed that the committee is doing its task transparently and based on defined criteria.