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Indian man requests MoE to pay his end-of-service gratuity

After 33 years, an Indian plumber is requesting the Ministry of Education to settle his end-of-service benefits. The man, identified as Sivarajan Nagaban Achari, served as an assistant sanitary technician (plumber) under the Ministry’s sponsorship from 1980 to 1990, drawing a monthly salary of 70 dinars.

His tenure was interrupted when he returned to India during the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily.

In a communication relayed through the Indian embassy, it was highlighted that Achari had not received his end-of-service gratuity and vacation salary for a 3-month period when he left Kuwait during the war.

The Indian Embassy in Kuwait implored the Kuwaiti authorities, for humanitarian reasons, to address the matter and assist in securing the outstanding benefits owed to him by the Ministry of Education.

In response, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs clarified that the end-of-service reward falls under the purview of the Civil Service Commission rather than the Ministry itself.

Upon reviewing the integrated systems, it was revealed that the Indian worker’s information had undergone the necessary scrutiny, and while he did not reference his data in the Integrated Systems, the Ministry discovered the contract between the Ministry and the worker, ensuring that steps would be taken to safeguard his entitlements.

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