Oman’s Shura Council to Discuss Social Security for Poor Nationals
Oman’s Majlis Al Shura, the country’s elected lower house of parliament, will discuss granting poor and deprived nationals social security during its third ordinary session on May 20, reported the Gulf News on Wednesday.
A majlis official told Gulf News that the agenda is being finalized but social security for the poor and the deprived is expected to be discussed by the 83-member House.
The majlis is keen to ensure that the social security scheme is implemented promptly and judiciously in order to remove a sense of deprivation among the less privileged citizens, said the official.
The majlis has no legislative powers, but is empowered to question the performance of any public service minister, said the official.
The official said the minister of social affairs, who also looks after the portfolios of labor and vocational training, has sent a detailed report on social security as desired by the majlis – Albawaba.com