Thursday, January 29, 2015

Kuwait Parliament approves draft law on military affairs

Parliament approves draft law on military affairs
The Times Kuwait
January 29, 2015

The National Assembly has unanimously approved on Wednesday a bill to amend Act 32 for 1967 regulating the military affairs. The draft legislation, passed in the first reading, added Article No 108, repeated, to the act and amended articles 6, 86 and 99 of the same act, setting the hierarchy of the military ranks, routine vacations and the extension of service.

The newly-set hierarchy under Article 6 is as follows; second lieutenant, lieutenant, captain, major, Lt.-Col., Col., Brig., Maj.-Gen., Lt.-Gen., general, and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

Under the amended Article 86 an officer has the right to get 90-day vacations a year or keep a reserve of holidays and get a payment equivalent to 300 working days when they end service at the age of 50 years or 225 days if they end service before that age.

A non-commissioned officer is entitled to payment of 225 days at the age of 50 years or 200 days before that age. In case of demise, the inheritors of a serviceman are entitled to receive these payments.

The amended Article 99 provides for the possibility of extended the service of the military people beyond 60 years of age for a maximum of five years under a ministerial decree.

The extra years in service are added to the pension account under the social insurance regulations.

The added Article No 108 provides for the extension of service until the age of 65 of contractors from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and stateless people.


It doesn't suck to be in the Kuwaiti military when you're looking for vacation time.  Wow.  Not bad.  But, I've heard from friends who are military men in Kuwait that the pay isn't equal to what other neighboring GCC countries are paying.  I am glad that the Kuwaiti military is still employing Bedoon people also (although they won't receive retirement pay).  

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