KUWAIT: The Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Ahmad Al-Rujaib issued a ministerial decision regulating the process of changing domestic iqamas into work permits in the private sector, taking the interior ministry rules into consideration. A statement said the decision has three conditions, including that the transfer should be for the same employer and that the helper should have had the iqama before May 1. The decision is in effect from June 1 until Nov 30.
‘Labor’ Forms Team To Buy Finger-Print Attendance Units
Kuwait: Domestic workers who wish to transfer their residence permits to work visa now have until Nov 30, 2012 to comply by a ministerial decision No 218/2012 which was issued earlier by the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor General Ahmed Al-Rujeib. This increases the July 2012 deadline.
According to the decision domestic workers should be sponsored by the same person and the residence permit should have been stamped not later than May 1, 2012.
The minister has also issued a ministerial decree number 128/2012 dissolving the board of the Fahaheel Cooperative Society and appointing new members.
The new board is headed by Musaeed Abdulrahman Al-Kaus and the members are Abdillahi Nadir Shanitan Al-Shanitan. The decree indicated the new board should call new election after the two years.
In another decree, the minister of labor issued a decision number 124/2012 to promulgate Al-Sabeel Charity Foundation to help poor families and take care of the orphans.
The foundation will also dedicate itself to support people stricken by poverty and assist charity projects after it receives endorsement from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor.
The minister indicated the foundation will provide aid to countries devastated by calamities.
The foundation will also organize the Holy Quran memorizing sessions and religious and cultural activities in addition to humanitarian and charity work.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has formed a team to manage the purchase and operation of the fingerprint attendance machines for its employees, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources.
Sources revealed the team has been instructed to study the offers and choose the best that meets the technical requirements in the implementation of the project in coordination with the Central Tenders Committee (CTC).
In the meantime, Assistant Undersecretary for Financial and Administrative Affairs Awatif Al-Qattan said the team includes members from the Civil Service Commission (CSC) — the institution in charge of monitoring the attendance and dismissal of government employees. She confirmed the fingerprint attendance system will be implemented in 130 locations affiliated to the ministry, including its headquarters.
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