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Posted On: 9 July 2020 10:09 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:22 pm

Percentage of Qataris working in private state-owned companies raised to 60 percent

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During the regular Cabinet meeting held Wednesday, July 8, 2020, a draft decision from the Minister of Administrative Development, Labor, and Social Affairs on determining the ratio of Qatari employees to non-Qatari employees in the private sector was approved.

The draft decision comes in implementation of the provision of the labor law no. 14 of 2004. The draft decision aims to raise the percentage of Qataris working at state-owned companies, or where the state is an investor to 60 percent. The decision also includes other authorities that are subject to the retirement and pensions law. The draft decision also aims to raise the percentage of Qataris in human resources to 80 percent in these authorities. The children of Qatari women are treated as Qataris when calculating the localization ratio. The authorities in question are banned from appointing non-Qataris in jobs allocated by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor, and Social Affairs for localization.

The Cabinet also revoked its decision to close shops and all commercial activity on Friday and Saturday of each week, as part of the plan to gradually lift the restrictions.

Other agenda discussed during the Cabinet meeting are as follows:

  • Approving a draft law amending some provisions of decree-law no. 11 of 2012 on government regulation of the buying and selling of chemical and petrochemical products that are produced in the State of Qatar.
  • The cabinet reviewed a report of the State of Qatar's population in 2019, and the outcomes of a study by the permanent population committee and its remarks on the report. The cabinet then took the appropriate decisions regarding the matter.

Source: Qatar News Agency