By Jamal Yali
KUWAIT, Sept 7 (KUNA) -- Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and spokesman of the government Ali Al-Rashed announced on Wednesday the approval of the Civil Service Council (CSC) at its meeting today, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister and acting President of the CSC Sheikh Ahmed Hamoud Al-Sabah, to grant an increase of salaries and allowances of Kuwaiti workers and salaries of non-Kuwaitis in the oil sector.
The minister told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) after the meeting that the Civil Service Council agreed to grant an increase of the salaries of Kuwaiti workers in the oil sector by a fixed percentage of the total basic salary plus an incentive bonus to be in the form of a monthly financial reward.
He said senior officials would be granted an increases of 16.5 percent of basic salary, while administrators would receive an increase of 33 percent of basic pay.
As for the technicians, the minister said they would receive an increase of 66 percent of basic salary in addition to the promotional allowance for the grade.
He said the Civil Service Council also agreed to grant an increase in allowances for non-Kuwaiti employees in the oil sector between 25 to 50 Kuwaiti dinars per month and kd 30 for irregular shift a month. A housing allowance of kd 75-80 will also be paid.
The minister added that technicians in the oil sector almost represent two thirds of the workers.
He said that the Civil Service Board agreed to grant a 50 percent increase in salaries of non-Kuwaiti employees in the oil sector.
The minister congratulated the employees for these incentives.
On the other hand, Al-Rashed said that the Civil Service Board reviewed at its meeting today some of the organizational structures provided by some government agencies and took the appropriate decisions. (end).
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