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Over 60’s proposal- KD 2000 per year renewal of work permit; 500 KD health insurance

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KUWAIT CITY, March 29: The Public Authority for Manpower revealed during the meeting of the Supreme Advisory Committee for Employment Affairs have reached a consensus formula on a proposal whereby a work permit can be renewed for those who have reached 60 years and over for those holding a high school diploma or less.

The sources said in a statement to Al-Seyassah the proposal that has been agreed upon says the fee for renewing a work permit for one year is 2000 dinars, in addition to 500 dinars comprehensive health insurance different than the current insurance fee. However, the proposal will be submitted to the Board of Directors at the Public Authority for Manpower for approval or amendment.

The sources added, the proposal has the approval of most parties which attended the meeting – the Public Authority for Manpower, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Union of Kuwait Workers, the Ministry of Interior and some other institutions to prevent it being an outlet for marginal workers and limiting it to whom the employer actually needs. The sources pointed out that there is a possibility of reducing the proposed amount in the meeting of the board of directors of the authority, which is supposed to be held soon, explaining that the meeting will be chaired by the Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr Abdullah Al-Salman and will be attended by the vice-president and director of PAM and four members from the four government agencies, in addition to three people with experience.

By Faris Al-Abdan Al-Seyassah Staff

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