KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: The cancellation of the decision to stop renewing work permits of non-graduate expatriates who are 60 years and above, which was issued by the former director-general of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Ahmed Al- Mousa, or amending it, is soon expected to become a reality, reports Al-Qabas daily. The daily added, the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Chairman of the PAM Board of Directors Dr. Abdullah Al-Salman, has issued a decision assigning the Deputy Director-General of the Authority for the Human Resources Sector Iman Hassan Ibrahim to carry out the duties of the suspended PAM Director-General.
The term of the assignment in accordance with the decision, of which Al-Qabas obtained a copy, is until the end of the period stipulated in Ministerial Resolution 191 of 2021 or the completion of investigation procedures with the Director-General of the Authority, Ahmed Al-Mousa, whichever comes first. Al-Mousa was suspended from work for taking some ill-considered decisions, according to a letter sent to Al- Mousa by the Undersecretary of the Fatwa and Legislation Department, Kazem Bou Abbas.
Sources said Al-Salman is expected to hold a meeting of the PAM board of directors to investigate the six violations committed by Al-Mousa — issuance of the 60 decision without referring to the competent minister and causing a demographic imbalance; harming Kuwait’s reputation; inequality in dealing with companies; causing lawsuits to be filed against PAM and disobeying his superior.
The sources added, the proposals to be voted on during the meeting include the cancellation or amendments of the ‘60 resolution’ which will be re-submitted, with the exclusion of the 2,000 dinars fee. The sources also say the fee that will be determined will be satisfactory and put an end to the controversy surrounding the decision, indicating there is a possibility to cancel the decision altogether and suspend the issue for further study.