Ramadan working hours for ‘govt sector’ declared
KUWAIT: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has anno-unced the official working hours of public sector empl-oyees during the holy month of Ramadan, reports Al-Rai daily.
In a press statement, the CSC said the Ramadan work hours at the ministries of Commerce, Industry, Justice, Awqaf, Higher Education and Information; as well as the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW), Public Authority for Youth and Sports (PAYS), Environment Public Authority (EPA), General Customs Department, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD), Credit and Savings Bank (CSB), Zakat House, Kuwait Municipality, National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) and the commission will be from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Employees in other government institutions will work from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.
The CSC has also advised the institutions, which intend to specify their own office timings due to the nature of their work, to discuss their schedules with the concerned department at the commission.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has approved the 25 percent salary increment recommended by the Civil Service Commission, reports Al-Seyassah daily quoting Undersecretary Mohammad Al-Kandari.
Al-Kandari said the ministry will pay the increment retroactively, staring from April, and the corresponding amount will be deposited into the accounts of the employees in the next few days.
Meanwhile, sources revealed the department heads at the ministry will receive KD 60 increment. Sources added the employees will also receive the KD 100 allowance approved by the Cabinet, not KD 30 as proposed earlier.
Also, Al-Anba daily has quoted sources from the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) as saying that the outstanding job performance incentive will be paid to 6,000 deserving employees by the beginning of July. Sources said the ministry has allocated about KD 4 million for this purpose, adding that the beneficiaries include assistant undersecretaries, directors, supervisors, department heads and the rank-and-file employees.