KUWAIT CITY, Jan 4: Investigation Offices affiliated to the Ministry of Interior have started their work in various labor departments as ‘observers’ without interfering in the activities of the departments. Sources from the Public Authority for Manpower stated the sector has held several meetings with the Interior Ministry regarding the new step aimed at controlling violations committed by some employees or representatives of the companies ‘Mandoubs’ that manipulate the files of companies in relation their actual need of laborers.
The step will ensure smooth completion of transactions than ever before, sources noted.
Meanwhile, sources said the decision of paying KD 50 annual increments to employees whose salaries are below KD 600 has been activated for all career designations in private sector, and any company that declines to pay annual increment of KD 50 to its employee is obliged to double the sum after two years if the employees provide proof of not receiving any increment in the previous year.
Meanwhile, with the start of a new year, Oil Sector has embarked on a major reshuffling and retirement movement not seen in the last three years. The step followed decisions issued by acting Minister of Oil Anas Al-Saleh to reshuffle some officials and retire others, reports Al-Shahed daily.
The daily quoting sources said Al-Saleh is preparing to issue another decision to amend some rules governing the board of KPC to resolve problems that surfaced in the tenure of former minister Ali Al-Omeir regarding the distribution of power between the minister and the board, especially on the issue of appointing seconded members. Sources added that Al-Saleh has referred several officials to retirement, including Hassan Bunyan and Saad Al-Azmi from KOC, the CEO of Kuwait Petrochemical Company Asad Al-Saad and CEO of KOC Ali Al-Shimmari.
By Fares Al-Abdan Al-Seyassah Staff