Shura panel finishes discussion on social insurance draft law

The joint committee formed by the Legal and Legislative Affairs, and the Financial and Economic Affairs Committees of the Shura Council has completed discussions on the two draft laws on social insurance and military retirement.
Vice-Chairman of the joint committee HE Mohammed bin Youssef Al Mana on Monday briefed the members of the Shura Council on the matter regarding the two draft laws during the committees six meetings.
He said the committee raised questions and observations about the two draft laws and decided to invite representatives of competent authorities to discuss these questions with them, and to clarify all the aspects of the two draft laws.
In this context, Shura Council Speaker HE Hassan bin Abdullah Al Ghanim pointed out the importance of the two draft laws, and its importance for the citizens. He praised the work of the committee and its keenness to study and discuss the draft laws in detail, based on the commitment of the council to pursuing the interests of citizens and to meet their aspirations.
On the other hand, Deputy Speaker HE Dr Hamda bint Hassan Al Sulaiti briefed the council on the work done in the Electoral Programmes Committee, indicating the importance of this topic and pointing out to the council’s decision in its last session regarding establishing a mechanism for presenting the requests of the members to the council.
The Deputy Speaker affirmed that the committee discussed and approved its work plan and system.
She pointed out that the number of electoral programmes amounted to108, 70 of which were studied. She also affirmed that the committee would continue its work until the classification of programmes was completed.
In this regard, the Shura Council commended the progress made in the work of the two committees, affirming in this context its keenness to achieve the interest of the country and the citizens, and to do everything that would achieve the public interest and meet the aspirations and ambitions of the citizens.
As the session continued, the Shura Council reviewed the report submitted by HE Khalid bin Ghanem Al Ali Al Maadheed, a member of the Council, on his participation in the meeting of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with the Arabian Peninsula, devoted to Climate Change and Renewable Energy in the Gulf States, which was held via video conference on Dec. 9, 2021.
HE Dr Ali bin Fetais Al Marri, a member of the Shura Council, also briefed the Shura Council on the participation of the council’s delegation in the ninth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption which was held in Sharm El Sheikh of the Arab Republic of Egypt, from Dec. 13 -17, 2021.
In this regard, the members praised the council’s participation in these two events, pointing out the importance of the topics discussed related to climate change, combating corruption, and the role of the council in participating in such events that reflects its interest in pressing issues and following up on developments, whether at the local, regional or international levels, and actively contributing to them.