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Cabinet approves terms of part-time work in govt sector


Wednesday، 15 September 2021 04:44 PM

* System provides Qatari women with greater opportunities to achieve a balance between the needs of caring for family on the one hand and work requirements on the other 
*Covid precautionary measures to continue
The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a draft decision on the terms and conditions of the part-time system in government agencies.
The system aims, within the framework of the State's plans to maintain a strong, stable family that enjoys support and care and to improve job efficiency, to provide more flexible options for Qatari employees to take into account their circumstances and needs.
In particular, it takes into account family conditions, as this system provides Qatari women with greater opportunities to achieve a balance between the needs and requirements of caring for family and children on the one hand and work requirements on the other.
The part-time system is a work system whereby the number of working hours per week is reduced by half and by no less than half the number of working hours per day.
Part-time work shall be at the request of the employee and with the approval of the government entity in accordance with the provisions of this decision.
HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani chaired the Cabinet's regular meeting held at its seat at the Amiri Diwan yesterday.
Following the meeting, HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al- Subaei issued a statement detailing the Cabinet's proceedings.
At the outset of the meeting, the Cabinet was briefed by HE the Minister of Public Health on the latest developments in efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. The Cabinet affirmed the continuation of work with the procedures and precautionary measures that have been taken in order to combat this pandemic.
Then, the Cabinet considered the topics on the agenda.
The Cabinet also approved a draft decision of the Minister of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs regarding the procedures for disbursing from the Zakat Fund account.
Under the provisions of the decision, the disbursement of zakat from the Zakat Fund with national Islamic banks is limited to eight zakat banks, in accordance with the conditions considered legal.
The Cabinet then approved Qatar's contribution to financing United Nations peacekeeping operations, and a draft twinning agreement between the Municipality of Doha and the Municipality of Beirut .

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