Kuwait lawmakers propose new recruitment authority. The proposed authority shall have an independent budget and legal personality.
04 January 2023, 12:00 AM
31 January 2023, 12:00 AM
MPs Abdullah Al-Anbaie, Mehalhal Al-Mudaf, Abdulwahab Al-Essa, Shuaib Shaaban and Muhannad Al-Sayer have submitted a bill on the establishment of a public authority for the recruitment of workers.
The proposed authority shall have an independent budget and legal personality.The board of directors will be formed according to a decree, which will also specify the number of members and the term of the board. The board can form committees to carry out various tasks.
The tasks of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) shall be turned over to the proposed entity as per law numbers 28/1969, 6/2010 and 109/2013 on the establishment of PAM; in addition to the tasks of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) as stipulated in law number 15/1979.
The bill covers Kuwaitis working in the private and public sectors; while it is not applicable to the military personnel at Kuwait Army, Ministry of Interior and National Guard. The Prime Minister shall head the authority and he can delegate another official to chair the authority on his behalf.
The authority will adopt the general strategy of the State, conduct studies and researches on developing civil services, recommend the establishment of public authorities, give opinion on the recommended public authorities, follow up the execution of the policy on Kuwaitizing public sector jobs, give opinion on the objectives of ministries and other public institutions, lay down the general policy on the salaries of public sector workers and those employed in companies in which the State owns more than half of the capital.