A military man, who reached 50 years old, can accumulate up to 225 leave days to be converted into cash when he retires; while those below 50 years old can accumulate 200 days. He added the police officers who reached 50 years old will be allowed to cash up to 300 leave days upon retirement and those below this age can accumulate 225 leave days. In his capacity as Chairman of the Youth and Sports Committee, Al-Mayouf said Minister of Information and State Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah has been invited to the next panel meeting to discuss the government’s proposal to separate youth affairs from sports by establishing one public authority for each sector.
Moreover, the Priorities Committee on Wednesday met Minister of Oil and State Minister for National Assembly Affairs Ali Al-Omair and Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al-Sabeh; while State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammed Al- Abdullah apologized for his absence.
Committee Chairman MP Yousef Al- Zalzalah said the committee approved the bills that will be discussed in the next parliamentary session as follows: second reading of Public Institution for Social Security Law in relation to allowances, Jaber Stadium, installation of surveillance or security cameras, police force’s annual leave and promotion. He went on to say they will deliberate on 26 final accounts for fiscal 2013/2014 because the second annulled Parliament did not vote on them.
He pointed out it is the first time in the legislature’s history to discuss budgets at this period, indicating they will talk about the budgets of the Public Authority for National Manpower, Agency for Project Participation, Central Bank of Kuwait, Holy Quran Authority and Public Authority for Handicapped Affairs. He clarified some of these institutions are new and they have no final accounts.