Bid to strengthen family bond, reduce divorces
KUWAIT CITY, June 18: There is a government tendency to pay a married Kuwaiti woman full monthly salary without having the need to go to office provided she fulfills several conditions to make her eligible to earn the pay cheque, reports Al-Rai daily.
The sources pointed out the issue which is being studied by the government has the support of a group of deputies which gives impetus to the concerned government authorities to study it in detail, and set a list of controls and conditions on the basis of which a married Kuwaiti woman will be eligible to the ‘grant’.
The sources explained the proposal gives a married Kuwaiti woman the freedom to choose between receiving a full salary equal to the salary she would receive if she continued working or stay put at home and fulfill the conditions contained in the proposal.
According to the sources, the woman will not be entitled to work in a private sector or establish a private company or institution and will not be allowed to employ a driver but can employ only one maid to help her with work at home.
This is to strengthen family bond, reduce the rate of divorces which has increased significantly in the recent years and reduce dependence on domestic workers.
This is in addition to provide an appropriate environment for women to take care of their children and family affairs to ensure proper upbringing.