Non-res­i­dent Ker­alites board to en­list ex­pats in wel­fare scheme

Kuwait Times - - WHAT’S ON -

Non-Res­i­dent Ker­alites’ Wel­fare Board will broaden its wel­fare ac­tiv­i­ties in Kuwait by bring­ing more ex­pats un­der the board’s var­i­ous wel­fare schemes. The Non-Res­i­dent Ker­alites’ Wel­fare Board Di­rec­tor N Ajith Kumar, while de­tail­ing the var­i­ous wel­fare schemes in­tro­duced by the board, said more than 70,000 peo­ple from Kuwait have al­ready taken mem­ber­ships in the wel­fare scheme that en­sures a min­i­mum of Rs 2,000 monthly pen­sion for the mem­bers.

“We want to cre­ate aware­ness about the board’s var­i­ous wel­fare schemes among the Ker­alite ex­pat com­mu­nity in Kuwait so that they can ben­e­fit from these schemes.” Ajith Kumar said, while ad­dress­ing a press con­fer­ence.

The wel­fare board, in­sti­tuted un­der the Non-res­i­dent Ker­alites’ Wel­fare Act 2008, has also pro­posed a div­i­dend pen­sion scheme and an ex­pat vil­lage scheme for non-res­i­dent Ker­alites, Ajith Kumar, told the press con­fer­ence. The wel­fare board is cur­rently im­ple­ment­ing a dig­i­tal­iza­tion pro­gram and once that is com­plete, ex­pats can reg­is­ter on­line as mem­bers and be­come ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the wel­fare schemes. “As part of the pan-Gulf cam­paign, the board is also em­bark­ing on a mem­ber­ship cam­paign in Kuwait with a tar­get of en­list­ing 100,000 mem­bers over the next one year,” said Ajith Kumar.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Kuwait

© PressReader. All rights reserved.