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Government reviews strategic alternative to salary scale

The State Minister for Cabinet Affairs, Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah said Kuwait can save $10billion if the strategic alternative to the salary scale is implemented, which indicates the proposal is still under review and consultations are on progress to arrive at a decision which pleases all concerned parties.

During a symposium organized by the Code Movement in Salam Area recently, several ministers and state officials affirmed that the government would not approve the proposal until the authentic data are available to have a clear picture.

Responding to queries about the 50 percent raise in salaries, Sheikh Abdullah explained that if such a decision is implemented, inflation would shoot up, and the government is actually trying to prevent such occurrence through strategic alternative.

He further said that the government is considering the possibility of including the oil sector in the strategic alternative, but, consultations are still in progress in this regard.

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