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PAM cancels secondment of 406 workers
May 13, 2015, 9:23 am

Public Authority for Manpower has cancelled the secondment of 406 employees out of the total 2,600 and returned them back to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, reports a local daily quoting informed sources. They revealed that the employees affected by this decision include 40 top officials, 3 directors, 10 supervisors and 27 heads of departments.

They further revealed that the decision was taken after observing the way the employees provided services to the public, achieved transactions and abided by the official working hours.

Meanwhile, in an interview with the daily, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, and State Minister for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al- Sabeeh affirmed that the ministry has adopted a new work process whereby all top officials and supervisors will be continuously rotated and the use of ‘wasta’ for transfers, secondment and recruitment will be banned.

Regarding the development plan, Al-Sabeeh explained that the development plan is not concerning only projects but also focuses on achieving sustainable improvement of the economy, development of human resources and establishment of effective governmental administration. She stressed the keenness of the Secretariat General of Planning to select constructive projects from the current plan based on analysis conducted on their economic feasibility.

Regarding the decision to close down wedding halls, the minister revealed that the ministry has closed down 13 wedding halls because the concerned officials were committing the same violations repeatedly. In another development, Minister of Finance and Acting Head of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Anas Al-Saleh has issued decision 24/2015 for referring Director of Public Authority for Manpower Jamal Al-Dousari for retirement.

He took this decision after Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al- Sabeeh had sent a letter to CSC for referring Al-Dousari to retirement, describing the step as reformative one intended for developing the work mechanism in Public Authority for Manpower.

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