Ministry of Education is making the retirement list of names of employees who have served in the ministry for 35 years to prepare them for retirement by September 30, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
This was contained in a letter sent to the directors of educational zones by the Undersecretary of Education Maryam Al-Wateed asking for the names of personnel who have served in supervisory positions in both administrative and education fields for 35 years.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health is currently studying the possibility of delaying the implementation of the compulsory retirement policy for employees, who have been in service for more than 30 years, until it discusses with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) the latter’s decision to make amendments to the law in this regard, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources.
The CSC had revised item number 9 of law number 15/1979 to exempt Imams in mosques, religious speakers, undertakers, doctors and those in medical professions, lecturers in public universities and colleges, and researchers at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) are exempted from the policy. The CSC also changed their retirement age from 65 to 75 years old for both Kuwaitis and non-Kuwaitis. Sources disclosed the discussion between the ministry and CSC will include the mechanism for implementing this particular item.
Sources revealed there are 250 supervisors who have been in service for 30 years or more in the ministry and most of them are competent; hence, it is difficult to ensure smooth flow of work procedures without them. Sources said the ministry thinks it is better to delay the referral of these employees for compulsory retirement until suitable replacements are found from the young and qualified personnel. Sources added the ministry is still weighing its options, whether to implement the policy now or later.
On the other hand, sources disclosed Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Minister of Health Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdallah will meet ministry officials this week to set up plans and strategies for the coming period.