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Bahrain Backs Down Decision Stopping Annual Allowances for Gov’t Employees

2017-01-24 - 2:25 am

Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini government backed down (Monday January 23, 2017) from its decision to halt annual allowances for government and public sector employees.

During the cabinet's weekly session, Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa called for "halting the work in accordance with Circular note No. (3) of 2017, pertaining to halting the annual bonuses, which come in line with the high royal directives that state the controls and procedures of rationalized spending are based on consensus between the executive and legislative authorities."

The Prime Minister ordered the distribution of the annual period bonus for January 2017.

Deputy Prime Minister, Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, had issued a degree stating, "In the light of the financial crisis resulted in state revenues reduction due to oil price drop (...) the government decided to stop the annual periodic allowances in January 2017 for all employees subjected to the civil service law as well as all the employees in the government parties whose employees' affairs are managed based on special regulations." 

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