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Thursday , January 23 2020

CSC reaches ‘agreement’ – ‘Salaries to be paid in full’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: Minister of Finance and acting Oil Minister Anas Al-Saleh presided over the meeting of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) last Monday, during which he looked into the consequences of the Constitutional Court’s ruling on the nullification of the decree for the establishment of an anti-corruption authority, particularly the rights of employees in the authority, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources.

Sources revealed the CSC talked about the rights of the employees as per the CSC Law and an agreement was reached to pay their salaries in full. Sources said the commission proposed payment of the employees’ salaries for three months – from January to March. Sources added the legal rights of these employees were also clarified in the meeting such as their salaries, allowances and bonuses.

Sources went on to say that the CSC insisted on granting these rights to the employees until the authority resumes operations after the issuance of the new law on its establishment. In other news, the next budget includes the cost for adding a total of 522,000 kilometers to the main roads and 205,000 kilometers to the internal streets in different parts of the country, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed this is part of ongoing efforts to develop and maintain the road network of Kuwait.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Works has clarified that the implementation of the new terminal project will start immediately after obtaining approval from the State Audit Bureau, indicating the tender and the related documents were submitted to the bureau on Aug 23, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting sources.

Sources disclosed the duration of the contract is 2,050 days starting from the date of announcing the tender. Sources confirmed there are conditions for the contractor to respect the agreed period of execution; otherwise, the ministry has the right to cancel the contract.

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