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Government agencies face scrutiny over 170 violations in six months

The Employment Affairs Oversight Sector of the Civil Service Commission fixed 74 violations while 96 remained unresolved.

  • The Ministry of Commerce and Industry received the lion’s share with 41 violations, followed by Public Works with 31 violations, then the Ministry of Interior with 23

  • The Ministries of Electricity and Information recorded 21 violations each, while Foreign Affairs and Endowments had nine violations each

  • The most common violations in ministries were allowances and rewards, totaling 90 violations, followed by delegation in a specific field, which had 26 violations.

The Employment Affairs Oversight Sector of the Civil Service Commission observed 170 violations by ten government agencies over six months. Of these, 74 violations were rectified, while 96 remained unresolved.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry received the lion’s share with 41 violations, followed by Public Works with 31 violations, then the Ministry of Interior with 23. The Ministries of Electricity and Information recorded 21 violations each, while Foreign Affairs and Endowments had nine violations each.

Additionally, there were eight violations in the Ministry of Education and five in Finance, with Transportation having the least, only two violations.

Last month, the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers addressed the concerned ministries regarding the violations. It stressed that, based on Cabinet Resolution No. (1297 Second), issued at meeting No. (349/2022) on 28th November 2022, all ministries, government departments, and agencies are assigned to cooperate with the Civil Service Commission in resolving and avoiding observations from employment affairs observers promptly.

This cooperation is aimed at enhancing the control of the administrative work system. In its meeting No. (8/2024) on February 27 this year, the Council of Ministers reviewed the recommendations from meeting No. (4/2024) of the Economic Affairs Committee held on 19th February regarding the aforementioned topic.

Sources added that the Council of Ministers “reviewed the Civil Service Commission’s letter dated 12/9/2023 and numbered (97588), which included the report of the Employment Affairs Oversight Sector at the Civil Service Commission for the period from January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023, covering the monitored activities.” The observations on the entities to which the system was applied are as follows:

The first section covers observations monitored by employment affairs observers in all ministries.

The second section addresses observations monitored by employment affairs observers in government departments and attached agencies.

The third section includes statistics and an illustration of the monitored observations, detailing what was corrected, completed, and ongoing, along with their financial implications.

The committee also reviewed the visual presentation submitted by representatives of the Civil Service Bureau. This presentation included the latest update regarding statistics on the total violations monitored in ministries and government departments, as well as the existing and corrected violations during the period from January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023.

Irregularities

The book, reviewed by Al-Rai, outlined the corrected violations as follows: one violation each in the Ministries of Transportation, Electricity, and Finance; 21 violations each in the Ministries of Interior and Information; 27 violations in Works; and two violations in Ministry of Industries and Commerce.

The book then highlighted the most frequent violations in ministries, which included allowances and rewards with 90 violations, followed by delegation in a specialty with 26 violations, holding a supervisory position and a supervisory allowance with 16 violations, prior supervision with 15 violations, and working in a field other than a specialty with 13 violations.

Coordination

The writers requested that the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior, Transportation, Trade and Industry, Electricity and Water, Works, Finance, Education, Endowments, the General Authority for Agricultural Affairs, the Public Authority for the Environment, the Public Authority for Civil Information, the Public Authority for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities, the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Administration Fatwa and Legislation, General Administration of Customs, and Kuwait Municipality, in coordination with the Civil Service Commission, take appropriate measures to resolve and avoid the observations made by employment affairs observers as mentioned above.

Seven entities without violations include: the Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of National Assembly Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Oil and the Ministry of Health.



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