Move aimed at regulating working hours
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15: As part of ongoing efforts to address the comments of supervisory bodies in their reports in previous years, government institutions have started tightening control and they now strict deal with employees who do not abide by regulations especially those with habitual absences, reports Al-Rai daily quoting knowledgeable sources.
Sources explained this move is aimed at regulating working hours, particularly after many government institutions found out that some departments received requests for exemption and adoption of official and private permits, cancellation of decisions on interruptions at work, and endorsement of emergency leave applications.
According to sources, the concerned departments rejected these requests as they violate circular number five for the year 2012 and the work regulations. In another development, Ooredoo Kuwait has declared the appointment of Othman Al-Qenai as the new Director General of “Phono” Company, 99 percent of which is owned by Ooredoo Mobile Telecommunications Company, reports Al-Anba daily.
In a press statement, the company welcomed Othman Al-Qenai in his new position, affirming confidence in his role in contributing to the future success of the company, enhancing the trust of the clients and upholding the company’s pioneering role in the local market. It is worth mentioning that Al-Qenai holds a master’s degree from Maastricht University of Business Administration and has more than 13 years of experience in the field of banks and telecommunication. He was the former director of Companies Department in VIVA Telecommunications Company.