KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: The Ministry of Interior will terminate the contracts of 150 expatriate employees and replace them with Kuwaitis in line with the directive of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in this regard, reports Al-Rai daily. Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Affairs Major General Sheikh Mazen Al- Jarrah has asked the Administrative Affairs Department at the ministry to inform the CSC on the need for 1,000 Kuwaiti civilian employees who will be appointed in different sections of the Citizenship and Passports Affairs General Department.
Sources said this is the largest number of national employees that the ministry has ever requested. Sources disclosed these employees will be distributed as follows: 300 for the six centers issuing electronic passports (50 employees each center — 25 for the morning shift and 25 for the afternoon shift), 300 for the Residency Affairs General Department, 300 for 30 citizens service centers in different governorates and to fill vacancies in the centers which operate in the afternoon, 50 for the Citizenship and Passports Affairs General Department, and 50 for the Residency Affairs General Department and relevant technical departments.
Meanwhile, the Citizenship and Passports Affairs General Department recently received the citizenship applications of martyrs’ families according to the decision issued by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah. The minister had earlier ordered the formation of a committee headed by the assistant undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Affairs to study files of martyrs’ families and determine those who deserve citizenship.
Meanwhile, Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) is laying down a plan that will regulate the procedure of recruiting workers for contracts related to government projects at different stages, while preparing memoranda of understanding with civil society organizations to regulate recruitment activities. Acting Director of PAM Dr Mubarak Al-Jafour noted the authority has been coordinating with Ministry of Finance and the Supreme Council for Planning and Development concerning the system of managing contracts related to government projects.
He explained that the plan targets the recruitment of workers for specific projects at different stages rather than a single batch. He said the authority has held meetings with 28 different authorities over the issue and reiterated memoranda of understanding will be later signed with civil society organizations to regulate the activities of recruiting some professions.