Manpower Public Authority has cancelled its decision to limit the annual salary increment for all private sector employees of all groups and grades to maximum KD 50.
It instead decided that this limit will apply to only those employees whose salaries are less than KD 600. According to reliable sources, Manpower Public Authority has informed all directors of labor departments about its decision, explaining that those who receive monthly salary of more than KD 600 can receive unlimited increments annually.
The sources indicated that the authority received complaints from companies from the private sector particularly from big companies and private hospitals which employ doctors, engineers and experts with rare specializations who deserve annual salary increment of more than KD 50.
They affirmed that the circular is applicable in all departments and the authority needn’t be referred in this regard.
The sources stressed that this decision augments the method followed for controlling manipulations committed in the work permits of private sector employees for obtaining certain privileges such as driving license, loans or right to apply for visit visas.
Source: Arab Times