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MEW collects KD 323m revenues within 9 months in 2021

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 20: The Ministry of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy collected revenues amounting to KD323 million within nine months since the start of the State’s budget year in April 2021 until the end of December of the same year – a collection rate of 58.2 percent compared to the budget estimate of KD555 million, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. These revenues are fees for electricity and water; power supply for new buildings in the sectors of private housing, commercial, investment, agricultural, government and industrial; and other services. The report of the Ministry of Finance indicated that the total revenues during the aforementioned period is higher compared to the revenues in 2020, when the revenues reached KD122.7 million or 24.8 percent of the total budget estimate of KD495.6 million.

Sources from the ministry attributed the increase in revenues to several factors; including the increase in the number of various electronic services through the ministry’s website; foremost of which is the electronic payment and power delivery, in addition to the lifting of corona related restrictions in the last period.

Meanwhile, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) will discuss, in its upcoming meeting, the most important controls and standards of appointment for leadership and supervisory positions in government agencies, reports Al-Rai daily quoting governmental sources. Sources explained this is in preparation for approval – before issuing decrees for assuming leadership and supervisory positions. Sources disclosed the new appointments will be in accordance with the controls and standards that will be announced soon. Sources said this will ensure the appointment of competent and experienced employees to leadership and supervisory positions.

Asked if there are conditions for appointing advisers for ministers in government agencies; sources revealed the conditions include vast experience in the required field. They said a consultant should have at least 25 years experience; that is, after retirement from work, and their age should not exceed 68 years old. Sources clarified there is no ‘consultant’ job title in the civil service system or in the payroll, as such service is usually rendered by retirees or the existing advisors of ministers. On the services outside the official working hours (partial assistance); sources confirmed this is done upon approval of the CSC and aim is to help in completing the task, not to give advice.

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