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Kuwait civil authority cancels contracts of more than 3,000 expats: official

Move tied to State’s policy of ‘Kuwaitization’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 25, (KUNA): Work contracts for 3,140 non-Kuwaitis serving in the public sector have been cancelled, said Ahmad Al- Jassar, Chairman of the Civil Services Commission (CSC) on Saturday.

These contracts have been invalidated according to the CSC resolution with respect of the personnel proportions stipulated for the 2017-2018 period, as part of the State policy of replacing expatriates with nationals in the government sector.

The dismissed personnel served in various ministries, government departments and bodies of independent budgets, he said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA). Al-Jassar has affirmed that these workers have been laid off in line with the State policy of “Kuwaitizing” jobs in the sector, as stipulated by the CSC decision 11/2017, which essentially exempted jobs in the medical and health sectors.

Number of the non-Kuwaiti civil servants, subject to the commission resolution, amounted to 44,572, without deducting the dismissed ones. These serve in 46 government sectors, including 25,948 in teaching and training, 6,474 in services, 3,537 in law and Islamic affairs, 2,876 in engineering and 1,539 in social and educational services as well as sports.

Moreover, 1,221 perform financial, economic and commercial jobs, 1,130 in the sector of administrative back-up, 483 in information systems and technology, 377 in manual works, 308 in literature, media and public relations, 221 in forensics, 205 in agriculture and livestock, 212 in sciences, 37 in administrative development and statistics and five in marine tasks.

By Jamal Yali

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