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No indemnity for expat government employees ( Article 17) till they present proof of leaving the country

KUWAIT CITY, July 24: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has reactivated the decision on non-payment of indemnity to expatriate employees in government agencies unless they present a proof of leaving the country, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting sources.

Sources disclosed the CSC has asked the ministries and government agencies to submit list of expatriates whose services ended, are entitled to end-of-service benefits, and whose Article 17 residence permits have been cancelled.

Sources said these expatriates should present documents that prove the date of departure.

Sources added the CSC will not allow transfer of the residency permits (Article 17) of expatriates whose services have been terminated by the government to the private sector; otherwise, they will not receive their indemnity.

Sources pointed out the CSC will contact the authorities responsible for the residency permits to stop such transfer. Sources clarified these expatriates can leave the country and then apply for jobs in the private sector under Article 18 visa.

Sources stressed this action comes within the integrated plan to implement the replacement policy and reduce the number of expatriates working in government agencies, in addition to addressing the lopsided demographic structure issue.

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