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Government agencies’ part-time system has been approved by the Cabinet

Government agencies’ part-time system has been approved by the Cabinet. Prime Minister and Interior Minister HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani presided over the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, which made the decision. As a result of this part-time system, Qatari employees will be able to make more informed decisions based on their own situations and demands. That’s because the government wants to preserve a robust, stable family that receives assistance and care, as well as to increase job productivity.

Furthermore, the system is designed to help Qatari women achieve a better work-life balance by balancing the demands of raising a family with their professional obligations. In the part-time system, the number of working hours per week is cut in half, and the number of working hours per day is cut in half. On request of the employee and with the agreement of the government unit, part-time work shall be permitted.

In addition, the Cabinet affirmed the continuation of procedures and precautionary measures taken to battle the COVID-19 pandemic after being briefed by the Minister of Public Health on the latest advances in attempts to restrict the spread of COVID-19. Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Awqaf, submitted a draught resolution to the Cabinet on the procedures for disbursement from the Zakat Fund account.

In accordance with the decision, zakat is disbursed from the Zakat Fund to Islamic banks across the country. As per legislative requirements, the number of zakat banks is limited to eight. Qatar’s contribution to financing United Nations peacekeeping missions was also accepted by the Qatari cabinet. Another twinning agreement was signed between the Municipality of Doha and the Municipality of Beirut in the Lebanese Republic.

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