KUWAIT CITY, April 30: Around 25 percent of Kuwaitis employed in the private sector are bogus yet they continue to benefit from social allowances and labor financial support, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting Secretary General of Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) Fawzi Al- Majdali.
Indicating this is a form of public fund wastage, Al-Majdali affirmed the MGRP will refer anyone suspected of receiving social allowances and financial support illegally to the concerned authorities for the necessary action. He stressed the program is working hard to stop the illegal use of public money, unveiling a plan to implement a registration system to ensure that the employee is reporting for work. He also expects mass resignations in the private sector soon.
On the possibility of arresting those receiving allowances and financial support illegally, Al-Majdali clarified that failure to update data in the registration system of MGRP might lead to the classification of the concerned employee as bogus. He said the money that is already spent cannot be taken back retroactively as long as the employee is not arrested and referred to the authorities.
On the registration of private sector workers in the Public Authority for Manpower, Al-Majdali revealed the committee in charge of the issue will meet on Thursday to lay down a mechanism for receiving employees in the next three months. He pointed out the workers’ financial support will not be increased if they don’t register at the authority, clarifying that big companies will have a specific mechanism for the registration of their employees. He said the representatives of these companies will enter the data of employees, while the evening shift is allocated for the registration of those working in other companies and these employees must do so in the authority.