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Wednesday , December 1 2021

‘Need to set KD 5,000 maximum salary limit’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28: Official sources from Parliament’s Budget and Final Account Committee affirmed the importance of determining a maximum limit for salaries in the public sector through either a strategic alternative or decisions by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), reports Al-Rai daily.

The sources explained that the maximum limit should not exceed KD 5,000. Under the current political conditions concerning the formation of the new government, the committee would discuss its recommendations about the budget of the last fiscal year with the resigned government. These recommendations include the salaries.

The sources revealed about a problem in the government’s way of handling the issue of wages, salaries and educational outputs expected in the coming five or ten years. They stressed that the maximum salary including the allowances for participating in committees and board of directors as well as privileges should not exceed KD 5,000 per month in order to avoid any big problem from occurring in the future and to narrow the gap between salaries.

The sources said, “If a maximum limit for salaries is enforced, it will not be implemented retroactively. It will be applicable only to the newly appointed employees”. Meanwhile, salaries of newly appointed grade B lawyers in the Fatwa and Legislation Department will be paid in December along with their salaries for that month, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources affirmed the Civil Service Commission has completed the salary disbursement procedures for 442 grade B lawyers, indicating the salaries will be paid retroactively starting from the date of appointment.

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