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‘New indemnity law aims to ease citizens’ burdens’
February 14, 2015, 8:25 am
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Authority closes files of some ‘violators’

Senior legal researcher and member of a committee formed for implementing the Legal Training Program at the Public Authority for Social Security Fatima Al-Wazzan says the new indemnity law is aimed to reduce the heavy financial burdens of citizens and to support their lives after they retire, reports Al- Seyassah daily.

On the sidelines of a seminar on Law 110/2014 organized by Kuwait Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies, she said the law stresses the need for a unified format of providing end-of-service benefits by reducing the differences in the indemnities provided in different sectors of the country in order to achieve equality and justice among the citizens.

Al-Wazzan stressed that the people targeted in this law fall under three categories — those working in governmental, private and oil sectors who are subjected to Chapter 3 of the Social Insurance Law, those in the military sector and those who are running their own businesses and are subjected to Chapter 4 of the Social Insurance Law.

However, those who were appointed prior to Aug 10, 2014 and those working in private and oil sectors that are not entirely owned by the state are not included in the law for the payment of any end-of-service benefits even if they were appointed before or after the approval of the law.

The Public Authority for Manpower said inspection teams have been carrying out inspection work at all institutions, offices, farms, factories and commercial centers for more than one month, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources from the Authority.

The sources said the Authority has already prepared lists of institutions which continue to violate laws in spite of being warned more than once to correct the situation.

The source said the Authority has closed the files of some institutions and reported their illegal activity to the concerned body prior to revoking their licences.

The Authority has also referred the files of some institutions to the Public Authority for Industry, the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fisheries Resources and to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to cancel the licences of plots and violating institutions.

The source indicated workers registered in these files are given two months from the date of suspension to transfer their residence permit.

The daily added, if these employees do not get in touch with the labor departments within this period, their residence permit shall be automatically cancelled and they will be considered violators of residence law.

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