Several MoJ depts cancel work attendance exemptions of staff
Decision tied to improvement of health situation
KUWAIT CITY, June 15: Several departments in the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) have informed their employees about the cancellation of work attendance exemptions due to the improvement of the health situation in the country, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting sources.
Sources pointed out that employees with chronic diseases had earlier been exempted from reporting for work as one of the ways to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Last week, Legal Documentation Department Director Dr Fahd Al-Dhaen sent a letter regarding the cancellation of work attendance exemption for the concerned employees at Sharia Document Department to his counterpart at the Administrative Affairs Department. The cancellation took effect this week, sources disclosed.
Sources said the Criminal Execution and External Communications Department and the Court of Appeals issued a similar decision, which will take effect on June 20. Sources clarified the decision excludes the employees who obtained work attendance exemption from the General Medical Council recently.
Sources pointed out this step was taken two weeks after Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice and Minister of State for Nazaha Enhancement Abdullah AlRoumi issued a decision on the return of 100 percent of employees at the Real Estate Registration and Documentation Department, as well as the sectors and departments related to the judiciary budget.
Sources added the Ministry of Justice is one of the first ministries to end the work attendance exemption; thereby, increasing the attendance rate from 60 percent to 100 percent. Sources explained the ministry took this step due to the fact that the health situation in the country is stable now and as per the decision of the Council of Ministers -represented by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) -- on adopting policies, procedures and rules for the gradual return to work in governmental entities.