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Friday , September 18 2020

‘Workers on govt contracts can’t shift to private sector’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12: Employees registered on government contracts are not allowed to transfer to private sector as per regulations, says Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, the State Minister for Planning and Development Affairs Hend Al-Subaih. She indicated the recent decision regarding the transfer of government contracts only allows personnel to transfer to the main file of the same employer in private sector based on stipulations that necessitate the employer to present ‘estimation of need’ to justify the transfer of personnel.

In a statement, Al-Subaih indicated the Public Authority for Manpower has not changed its policy for organizing the labor market to sustain the population structure. She revealed that the sector is studying the possibility of preparing an integrated project to optimize fees paid for bringing in personnel and other services to make the employer and employee feel the value of sums charged for services offered to them.

She refuted rumors which say the sector will be open the door for domestic workers to transfer their residence to private sector subsequent to the recent decision organizing the transfer of workers from one employer to another.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated development, the Environment Public Authority (EPA) has coordinated with Kuwait Municipality regarding preparations for the camping season and allocation of sites for the registration of those who wish to set up their tents, reports Al-Anba daily quoting Deputy Director General of EPA Mohammad Al-Enezi. Al-Enezi disclosed the authority is supervising steps being taken by the Municipality, affirming inspectors from the two institutions will start checking camping sites by the end of the month to ensure strict compliance with the camping regulations.

He cited some of regulations such as avoiding high-voltage and restricted areas and refraining from riding buggies (ATVs) in camping sites. Acting Director General of Kuwait Municipality Ahmad Al-Manfouhi affirmed that the municipality will soon announce the launch of new camping areas after coordinating with the official state authorities, reports Al-Rai daily. He denied the reports which claim that only citizens can obtain camping areas, affirming that the camping areas are available for all citizens and expatriates based on the conditions allotted in this regard.

By Fares Al-Abdan Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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