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‘Employees to encash 180 days leave’

‘Decision by minister soon’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19: MP Khalil Al-Saleh said Minister of Finance, Dr Nayef al-Hajraf will soon issue a decision that will allow the employees to receive cash for 180 days while they are at the head of their service in lieu of their annual leave, reports Al-Anba daily.

Al-Saleh in a statement to the Parliament media office said that he coordinated with the Minister of Finance and reached a positive agreement to amend the Civil Service Law to address this issue and give the employees the right to cash the leave in accordance with the comprehensive salary. He pointed out that the current law provides a cash allowance for the employee’s leave only at the time of retirement, but the decision will allow the employees to benefit from it during service.

MP Khalil Al-Saleh pointed out that this amendment is a victory for the rights of employees, by giving them the right to exchange their leave for cash allowance without the need to wait for retirement, but with certain conditions, as it reduces the burden on citizens.

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