Kuwait: Salary limit of 5000 KD for employees in public sector

Government to limit salaries of public secyor employees
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Official sources from Parliament’s Budget and Final Account Committee affirmed the importance of determining a maximum limit for salaries in the public sector through either a strategic alternative or decisions by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

The maximum limit should not exceed KD 5,000. Under the current political conditions concerning the formation of the new government, the committee would discuss its recommendations about the budget of the last fiscal year with the resigned government. These recommendations include salaries.

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They stressed that the maximum salary including the allowances for participating in committees and board of directors as well as privileges should not exceed KD 5,000 per month in order to avoid any big problem from occurring in the future and to narrow the gap between salaries.

If a maximum limit for salaries is enforced, it will not be implemented retroactively. It will be applicable only to the newly appointed employees.

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