MP queries regarding validity of Kuwaiti woman’s employment in oil sector under temporary contract
KUWAIT CITY, June 14: MP Omar Al-Tabtabaei sent a parliamentary question to Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water Bakheet Al-Rasheedi regarding the validity of the appointment of a female Kuwaiti employee in the oil sector under a temporary contract, reports Al-Anba daily.
In his question, MP Al-Tabtabaei said, “It has come to my knowledge that an employee of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has been appointed without following the procedures allotted for the appointment.
According to Articles 5 and 6 in chapter 3 of the temporary contract regulations, the contract period shall be one month renewable for a period not exceeding six months for those whose services are needed. The employee shall be paid a lump sum.
However, there are those who contravene these regulations by hiring employees for months and paying them fixed salaries. This constitutes a blatant violation of the provisions of the regulations in question.
If the information is correct, it indicates the existence of bias and favoritism to achieve personal goals. This necessitates legal accountability for the correctness of the information, especially since this violation is administrative and has serious financial consequences. Necessary legal action must be taken to stop wasting public money”.
Therefore, provide me with the following information:1. What is the validity behind the appointment of a Kuwaiti employee as a lawyer in KPC under a temporary contract in 2017 without any interview or tests?
2. If such an appointment was made, please provide us with the amount of the monthly salary and all the documents related to appointment in the institution.
3. What is the qualification and experience of the employee? In which department is the employee currently working?
4. When will the temporary appointment be terminated? Which institution is the employee planning to go to after the end of the temporary appointment period?
5. Why wasn’t the vacancy for Kuwaiti candidates announced in the official gazette or other forums?
6. Did the employee pass tests on Arabic language? Was she tested? If not, give us the reasons.
7. What are the reasons for subjecting all the applicants to strict recruitment procedures and excluding the aforementioned employee from the recruitment requirements imposed on Kuwaitis?
8. What is the relationship between the aforementioned employee and the recruitment director, especially since both bear the same family name?
9. Who nominated and sought to appoint the employee in the institution? 10. Who is in charge of the Director of Employment and Compensation?
11. What is the role of the Director of Employment and Compensation in terms of the recruitment procedures?
12. What work did the employee from the time she was appointed?
13. Did the company intend to transfer the employee to a law firm for her to work in the legal department of the institution and other oil companies? This is one of the axes of our questioning for the existence of suspicion of exploitation and violation of the law.
In conclusion, MP Al-Tabtabaei demanded a list of all staff members appointed in this manner since May 2013 till date, as well as a list of names of all employees who performed the recruitment procedures for the abovementioned employee.