SHURA THANKS HM FOR SO­CIAL SE­CU­RITY GRANT

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MUS­CAT: In re­sponse to the Royal or­ders of His Majesty Sul­tan Qa­boos and based on the pro­vi­sions of the Ba­sic Statute of the State, Ma­jlis Ash’shura on Tues­day held its first reg­u­lar ses­sion of the third an­nual sit­ting (2017-2018) of the eighth term (2015-2019) un­der the chair­man­ship of Shaikh Khalid bin Hi­lal al Maawali.

At the ses­sion out­set, the Coun­cil Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral re­viewed the agen­das of the first and the sec­ond reg­u­lar ses­sions. These agen­das in­cluded the chair­man’s ad­dress, elect­ing the Shura Of­fice mem­bers for the re­main­ing half-term and ap­prov­ing the min­utes of the two ses­sions held on June 13 and 14 this year.

The agen­das also in­cluded the State Gen­eral Bud­get, 2018 and re­view of the agree­ments ref­er­eed to the Coun­cil.

Ad­dress­ing the ses­sion, Shaikh Khalid bin Hi­lal al Maawali, Chair­man of Ma­jlis Ash’shura, ex­pressed his thanks and ap­pre­ci­a­tion to His Majesty for or­der­ing the pay­ment of a Royal grant to the so­cial se­cu­rity fam­i­lies on the oc­ca­sion of the 47th Na­tional Day an­niver­sary along with the con­ti­nu­ity of the two Eid grants, and also for His Majesty’s di­rec­tives to al­lo­cate RO 100 mil­lion from the an­nual bud­get for sub­si­dis­ing cer­tain so­ci­ety seg­ments af­fected by the lib­er­al­i­sa­tion of fuel prices. The Coun­cil then elected six mem­bers to com­ple­ment the Of­fice mem­ber­ship as fol­lows: Ab­dul­lah bin Ali al Amri who se­cured 62 votes, Mohammed bin Su­laiman al Kindi (55 votes), Ahmed bin Saif al Bar­wani (49 votes), Mohammed bin Said al Ha­jri (41 votes), Sul­tan bin Ma­jid al Abri (39 votes) and Tahir bin Mabkhout al Ju­naibi (38 votes).

The Coun­cil then held its first reg­u­lar ses­sion of the third an­nual sit­ting (2017-2018) of the eighth term (2015-2019) to dis­cuss the list of nom­i­nees for the chair­man­ship of the Le­gal and Leg­isla­tive Com­mit­tee, the Fi­nan­cial and Eco­nomic Com­mit­tee, the Health and En­vi­ron­ment Com­mit­tee, the Ed­u­ca­tion and Sci­en­tific Re­search Com­mit­tee, the Ser­vices and So­cial De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee, the Youth and Hu­man Re­sources Com­mit­tee and the Me­dia and Cul­ture Com­mit­tee.

Today, Ma­jlis Ash’shura will hold its sec­ond reg­u­lar ses­sion to dis­cuss a num­ber of agree­ments re­ferred by the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters be­sides min­is­te­rial an­swers for par­lia­men­tary ques­tions.

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