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CSC suspends appointments in MGRP & PAM until the merger’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 22: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has suspended appointments in the Manpower Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) and Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) until the two institutions are merged, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting sources.

Sources said the CSC refused to grant the salary scale for the newly-appointed employees in MGRP before the current budget took effect and asked them to work at PAM to avoid calls for retroactive salary scales.

Sources disclosed some of these employees rejected the appointment and requested for inclusion on the waiting list rather than working in PAM. Sources affirmed the merger and financial privileges for 2,202 PAM employees will cost KD7.5 million annually.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor (MoSAL) has finished preparing amendments to the law on social aid especially in terms of cases of financial deficit and temporary aid particularly to divorced women who face financial troubles, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources.

They indicated that these amendments are expected to be implemented in the next phase, adding that the ministry will not disburse aid to new cases until the issuance of the amendments and necessary controls on the deserving cases. The sources affirmed the continuation of disbursement of aid to the cases registered prior to the issuance of the law.

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