KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3 The severance pay for non-Kuwaiti state employees has not been spared from the repercussions of the country’s liquidity crisis as these benefits continue to face problems late payment, reports the daily Al-Qabas. Informed sources said: âIn order for the Civil Service Commission to resolve the crisis of providing liquidity for the disbursement of these payments, it asked the Ministry of Finance to transfer the budget covering the payments from it and distribute it to government agencies, and disburse it after the commission has received its approval.
âEnd-of-service payments for expatriates, whether their services were terminated as part of the implementation of the Kuwaitization policy or whether they had resigned from the public sector, have become a point of crisis. âThe deadlines for disbursing the sums owed to them after the end of their service have been extended by months due to the lack of necessary liquidity on the part of the Ministry of Finance. ”
At the same time, the Ministry of Finance disseminated to government agencies the rules of the draft budget for the 2022/2023 fiscal year, and asked each entity to estimate in its draft budget the amounts of end-of-service allowances for expatriates. , and include them at the end of the service allowance clause in each entity’s budget proposal. In this context, sources have cautioned against taking this estimate of the amount of rewards as an excuse to hamper Kuwaitization efforts in government agencies, especially given the authorities’ budget cut by ten percent. hundred. They stressed that the authorities must comply with the Kuwaitization decisions, even in light of the request of the Ministry of Finance to adhere to an estimate of end-of-service allowances at the beginning of the fiscal year, and to set a ceiling. for the number of those whose services were terminated.