Insufficient funds to pay indemnity for expats in Kuwait government offices

Dues of expatriate employees who are replaced by the citizens in government institutions is facing a delay of up to months

  
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Close-up of Kuwaiti bank notes (toned). Image used for illustrative purpose.

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KUWAIT CITY: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) called on the Ministry of Finance to strengthen its budget to pay end-of-service benefits to resident employees whose services have ended in government institutions, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting reliable sources.

The same sources told the daily the payment of dues of expatriate employees who are replaced by the citizens in government institutions is facing a delay of up to months, which has caused a number of them leaving before the dues are paid, or some of them remain with notices to leave the country until the dues are paid.

The sources attributed the matter to the high number of residents whose services were terminated within the replacement policy, which caused the budget allocated for this item to be depleted.

The sources stated the Ministry of Finance has not yet responded to the CSC demand to inject funds into the budget for the end-of-service bonuses item, while the end of their services are awaiting their disbursement, indicating that the solution to the Kuwaitization and the adjustment of the demographic structure must be in cooperation between all concerned parties until it is done as required financially and administratively, noting that the termination of the services of residents cannot bear fruit in modifying the demographic structure unless their dues are disbursed to ensure their departure from the country.

The sources concluded that one of the conditions for disbursing the end-of-service indemnities is to attach a notice of departure by the employee whose services are terminated, indicating that some of them obtain temporary residences until the completion of their financial procedures and obtaining their financial dues, but these temporary residences expire before the payment of dues due to the budget deficit

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