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PAM seeks Interior nod to open door for Article 20 to 18 transfer
July 12, 2014, 8:16 am

Deputy Director of Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Ahmad Al-Mousa forwarded a memo to the Immigration Department at Interior Ministry to open the door for transfer of work permit of domestic workers from (Article 20 to Article 18) in private sector, adding the manpower authority is waiting for response of the Interior Ministry to take necessary legal procedures in this respect, reports Al-Jarida daily.

He explained that certain regulations and stipulations will be put forward in case the Interior Ministry agrees to transfer the residences of domestic workers to private sector; with the laborer staying with the same employer or a first-degree relative of the employer, taking into consideration the period the laborer had spent with his first employer.

He further stressed the sector has no intention to open the door for transfer of commercial visit visas to Article 18 in private sector. With reference to the new headquarters of the manpower authority located in Jabriya, Al-Mousa said they will move to the premises after Eid Al-Fitr holidays. In another development, the Minister of Health Dr Ali Al- Obeidi issued Ministerial Decision No. 120 to empower Phthisis Unit affiliated to the Public Health Department to take all precautionary measures to deal with phthisis patients based on protocols signed in this domain.

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