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'Quota' on nationalities - committee to hold a crucial meeting this week

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Parliamentary Human Resources Development committee is preparing to hold a crucial meeting this week to prepare a report on the demographic file to the National Assembly for voting after the Legislative Committee approved the proposal for 'Quota' on nationalities.

Although there is a consensus between the two authorities regarding the reduction on the number of expatriates, which exceeded 70 % of the population, local Arabic media reported that there is a variation regarding the proportions of communities in the proposal.

This is specifically regarding the proportion of Indian and Egyptian communities, as the proposal put a percentage of the Indian community that does not exceed 15 %, and Egypt at 10 %. The total number of The two communities currently exceeded 1.6 million, and it is very difficult to reduce the two communities to the percentage set in the proposal.

The parliament's Human resource development committee chairman Khalil Al-Saleh said that the committee is likely to hold a meeting this week to study the proposals related to the demographics. The committee is expected to submit its report to the national assembly within two weeks.

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RAJESH
Monday, July 6, 2020
Now Kuwaities should learn how to do cooking and cleaning of their household. Because most indians are domestic workers. Better reduce these low salary people working day and night and getting sick..

Mo
Monday, July 6, 2020
Kuwait was unfortunately quite lax in getting rid of those whose residencies had expired. Thus when the pandemic took place, Kuwait had to bear the brunt of looking after all these people without jobs, without money, without food, and they really did a great job without thinking twice. But how long can they sustain this? In addition, the pandemic jogged Kuwait into action and suddenly everything that took time, effort and a lot of manpower was reduced to a simple online process. With this, realization has come that Kuwait may simply have a unnecessarily large amount of expatriates. Like those who have written above, a lot has to be taken into consideration : this is their country, why do expats think they can live here forever, would we like it if our country had more expats than citizens, visa rules need to be scrutinized to not allow ever tom, dick and harry into the country.

SK
Monday, July 6, 2020
Mostly they will try to achieve this by next 5 Years. It is not practical to make immediate deportation of large number of expats.
However it is time for every expat living here to prepare a backup plan,

Victor Fernandes
Monday, July 6, 2020
Every Citizens household from Driver, Cook, Servant, Gardener etc., mostly are Indian Citizens. So, if you calculate number of Citizens having Indians care takers, it will be over a million. This way the Government of Kuwait have to clearly do their mathematics carefully while announcing the quotas.

Majority of the Bhora Community, have their parents staying with them, which again adds to a big number in thousands.

Then you have the remaining Indians who have paid for their Visas under Article 20 and are doing odd jobs outside. The rule for Article 20 residence holder is a must they have to be working at their sponsors house. This is the bunch who will be tracked and trace immediately, as the Government is now after the Visa traders and have been successful in catching few.

Thaj Mohan
Sunday, July 5, 2020
Will this new quota system affect existing Indian workers on their return from vacation if the company he works exceeds the said 15% ratio?

Samba
Sunday, July 5, 2020
The rules in kuwait are clear since the beginning. No one is coming to kuwait to live with his family for ever, everyone knows that a CID is valid for one or 2 years and needs to be nenewed if Kuwait government want it.

Today the situation is changing over the World, localisation is becoming the principal law.. imagine India with 3 billiions expats, currently ot is the case of kuwait they have 70% of expats. It is their right to make order in this chaos. Having same number of local as the number of expats coming from the same country can lead to lobbying, cooptation, networking and may deserve the country strategy and goals.
Yes kuwait is a great country, yes they have right to manage their country according to their wishes.

Lol
Sunday, July 5, 2020
I think they should restrict anymore visa to be given and gradually reduce the employment when the current employment gets over rather than kicking us out at a time. It is good for them as well as us

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