Posted on October 06, 2017

Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani chaired yesterday the Cabinet’s regular weekly meeting at its Emiri Diwan premises.

After the meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, H E Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, said the cabinet reviewed topics on the agenda and endorsed a draft Emiri decision to establish the steering committee for financial sustainability at Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa). The cabinet also approved a draft decree on authorising the Qatar Development Bank to utilise markets’ land and other services across the country. Additionally, the cabinet endorsed a draft decision by the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs to issue a guide on describing, classifying and arranging public jobs.

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs had prepared the guide in line with the provisions of Human Resources Law that was issued as Law No. 15 of 2016 and in line with enhancing the building of the capacities of employees and achieving administrative transparency that ensure the rights of employees and specify their duties. The guide opened the limit of financial degrees for all Qatari employees in line with their qualifications. It also included provisions that aim to achieve the principle of equality among employees by specifying the regulations and standards pertaining to the promotion of employees, the terms of holding financial degrees and motivating qualified staff to fill supervisory positions.

In addition, the cabinet reviewed a letter by the Minister of Energy and Industry, who is also the chairman of the Permanent Water Resources Committee, on the committee’s recommendation in light of the Public Works Authority’s plans to deal with the issue of shallow and surface groundwater. The cabinet took the appropriate decision in this regard.