Bahraini Parliament discusses salary increase in Bahrain
Bahraini Parliament discusses salary increase in Bahrain

The Bahraini Parliament is moving in its session today in order to stick to a draft law on amending the salary and grades schedule.

In a related context, the Bahraini Parliament aims to increase the salaries of state employees who hold regular, specialized, executive and educational degrees, with the improvement that they achieve for their standard of living in light of living burdens, especially after imposing added value and various other fees, and the amendment provides for an increase in the salaries of state employees from the incumbents. The usual, specialized, executive and educational grades are at 20% of the basic salary.

The Legislative Committee and Legal Affairs of the House of Representatives has decided to adhere to six bills by law, including a draft law aimed at making some amendments to the law of conflict of laws in civil and commercial matters of a foreign element, so that its provisions are consistent with established rules in private international law and with public order in the Kingdom.

The committee adhered to a draft law on non-Bahrainis' ownership of built-up real estate and lands, as the committee held that the draft law aims to solve the housing crisis in the Kingdom of Bahrain and reduce the price of real estate by reorganizing the non-Bahraini ownership of built-up real estate and land and restricting their ownership to tourist and investment areas.

The Committee recommended the necessity of adhering to the draft law with regard to amending Article 327 of the Civil and Commercial Procedures Law which aims to guarantee the right of grievance, whereby the creditor is allowed to file a grievance against the performance order equal to the debtor in order to guarantee the principle confirmed by the Constitution in Article 18, as well as the right to litigation stipulated in Article 20 of the Constitution.

The committee also decided to adhere to the bill by adding an article to the civil service law, aimed at organizing the periodic bonus within the provisions of the civil service law instead of organizing it in regulations and organizational decisions in a way that provides protection for the employee from the deviation of the administration in using its authority to stop the disbursement of the bonus, which achieves reassurance to the employee On his standard of living and motivating him to perform and develop in his skills, which leads to solving some of the employees ’problems resulting from the unexpected increase in their financial obligations that lead to a low level of their income.

The committee also adhered to the draft law on amending Article 18 of the Civil Service Law, which aims to train the government for a period of no less than 30 hours per year, to improve job performance, raise employee efficiency, improve the service provided to citizens, and create a competitive environment among employees.