Official statistics show the number of government employees who have spent between 30 and 60 years in government jobs by the end of December 2014 is 11,486, which constitutes 3.6 percent of the total number of employees which is 311,571, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to the statistics released by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), the number of citizens who have served for more than 30 years in the government sector stands at 7,818, among them 5,511 men and 2,307 women, which is in spite if the number of women exceeding the number of men.
The statistics indicate the number of females employees registered in the government sector by the end of last year stood at 136,806, whereas the number for men was 96,545, which means men continue to serve for longer periods than women and that is attributed to some retirement laws in this regard. The statistics also show the number of non-Kuwaiti employees in the government sector who have served for more than 30 years is 3,668 — 2,535 of them men and 1,133 women.
Out of the overall 78,221 non-Kuwaitis working in the government sector 41,570 are men and 36,651 women. The statistics appear not to include employees in senior positions which means, about 350 officials were not included in the statistics, whereas, the overall statistics indicate that, the number of citizens who have worked for 30 years or more in the government sector is 2.5 percent and 1.1 percent for foreigners.
Meanwhile, Civil Service Commission agreed with the Ministry of Information to raise conditions for selecting employees for supervisory positions, noting the nature of the job requires specific attributes in individuals nominated for such positions, reports Al-Jarida daily.
The daily quoting a source noted the new set of conditions will be merged with the main conditions, which includes opinion of the concerned sector, undergoing personal interview, present development plan, and opinion of the concerned committee and approval of the employees’ affairs committee. This is followed by opinion of the ministry’s administrative and finance departments, which is the sector responsible for issuing decisions.
Meanwhile, Civil Service Commission eventually gave its approval after series of joint meetings among officials of the ministry and the commission. He explained the ministry officials were able to convince the representatives of the commission that the nature of departments in the ministry is purely technical. He said the officials agreed that regulations stipulated by the Civil Service Commission decision number 18/2011 were not suitable for the nature of work in the ministry.