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‘Workers on completed govt contracts must be sacked’; month’s time given

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14: The Deputy Director-General of Manpower Protection at the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), Dr. Mubarak Al-Azmi said PAM is coordinating with all government agencies which were part of completed government projects to take the necessary measures to ensure workers registered on these contracts are terminated, while at the same time giving the contractors one month’s grace period for this purpose.

Al-Azmi said, in a statement in light of the mandate given by the Council of Ministers to PAM to follow up coordination with the relevant government agencies to take legal measures towards addressing defects in the expired government contracts, and in light of the recommendations of the Economic Affairs Committee issued on the basis of a report submitted by PAM.

He added coordination is underway with all the parties on the issue of expired government contracts to treat the issue in line with the law either in terms of the public tenders law or as stipulated in the labor law and the decisions issued in implementation thereof.

He pointed out that the most important future measures that will be taken to do away with defects in government contracts is coordination with the Central Agency for Public Tenders to stipulate that the tender papers presented by government agencies must oblige the bidders to submit a clearance certificate issued by the PAM, which must be attached to their bidding documents. Any bids that do not include this certificate will not be honored.

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