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‘CSC delays appointment of 35 expats as social workers’


KUWAIT CITY, Nov 23: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has suspended the appointment of 35 expatriates as social workers after they had completed the necessary procedures including medical tests, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting education sources. The sources pointed out the CSC refused to complete the appointment procedures.

The sources added the Ministry of Education had resorted to signing local contracts with the social workers and psychological researchers in order to fill the needs of this specialization in the absence of citizens who have refused to take the jobs because of low financial rewards. One of the conditions of the CSC is to end the services of a number of the expatriate employees during the current academic year as part of the Kuwaitization policy.

The sources pointed out in reaction to the refusal of the Ministry of Education to the CSC request, the latter decided to stop the appointment of social workers and psychological researchers in order to put pressure on the ministry to compel it to execute the order.

However, the sources pointed out the ministry suffers because of lack of social workers and psychological researchers estimated to be 300 while the CSC asks for ending the services of a number of the social workers.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Justice has formed committees to manage the annual inventory of items in custody for fiscal year 2017/2018 based on a circular from the Ministry of Finance directing various government agencies to form annual committees in accordance with relevant conditions, rules and regulations to take stock of items in use, reports Al-Jarida daily.

The daily quoting a source said the decision issued early this week by the Undersecretary at Ministry of Justice Abdul-Latef Al-Sare’e was based on directives from the Ministry of Finance, stipulating formation of committees before Dec 5 to provide comprehensive statements about items in custody. He noted each sector is required to submit its report within two months ie before the end of the year. He also said the activities of the committees will cover edifices of the ministry, including the Justice Palace, Kuwait Institute of Legal and Judicial Studies, and services centers in all six governorates.

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