Early Re­tire­ment Law re­cently passed source of worry for MPs

58 peo­ple with spe­cial needs ap­pointed so far: MP

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb

Arab Times Staff and

KUWAIT CITY, June 14: The Early Re­tire­ment Law, which the Na­tional Assem­bly passed re­cently, con­tin­ues to be a source of worry for MPs as some of them be­lieve it will be re­jected and re­turned by the gov­ern­ment. MP Ali AlDuqbassi ex­pects the gov­ern­ment to re­turn the law to the Assem­bly dur­ing the par­lia­men­tary re­cess. He be­lieves this will put a damper on re­la­tions be­tween the leg­isla­tive and ex­ec­u­tive au­thor­i­ties.

Speaking to re­porters at the Me­dia Cen­ter of the Assem­bly, Al-Duqbasi vowed to fol­low up de­vel­op­ments re­lated to the law and work to­wards its rat­i­fi­ca­tion in the next leg­isla­tive term in case the gov­ern­ment re­jects it.

He clar­i­fied the gov­ern­ment still has time to re­ject and re­turn the law to the Assem­bly, dis­clos­ing he got con­fir­ma­tion that there will be 33 votes for ap­prov­ing the law in the next term. He voiced dis­ap­point­ment over this un­for­tu­nate de­vel­op­ment and promised to keep the pub­lic in­formed about fu­ture de­vel­op­ments, not­ing that the gov­ern­ment’s po­si­tion be­came clear 30 days af­ter the Assem­bly passed the law.

“This is not a po­lit­i­cal is­sue to be a bone of con­tention be­tween the two au­thor­i­ties. It is aimed at gen­er­at­ing jobs and eas­ing re­tire­ment pro­ce­dures,” he con­cluded.

Sta­tis­tics is­sued by Min­istry of Pub­lic Works re­veal that the to­tal num­ber of su­per­vi­sory jobs an­nounced and filled by the min­istry since Jan­uary 2014 is 79, re­ports Al-Qabas daily.

Ac­cord­ing to the sta­tis­tics, the se­lec­tion process for the var­i­ous su­per­vi­sory po­si­tions was sub­jected to 12 de­ci­sions is­sued by the Civil Ser­vice Com­mis­sion (CSC) and the Min­istry of Pub­lic Works. The num­ber of le­gal law­suits filed re­gard­ing su­per­vi­sory po­si­tions since 2014 up to now reached 18.

Mean­while, Min­istry of Pub­lic Works, in re­sponse to a ques­tion sub­mit­ted by MP Osama Al-Sha­heen, said the num­ber of peo­ple with spe­cial needs ap­pointed by the min­istry so far is 58, stress­ing that the ap­point­ment of all em­ploy­ees is cen­tral­ized through CSC.

The min­istry added that it has agreed to em­ploy can­di­dates among peo­ple with spe­cial needs who are nom­i­nated by CSC, in­sist­ing that it has never re­jected any­one.

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