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Incentives package for private sector extended till year end

23 Sep 2020

The set of incentives announced by the Ministry of Labour for private sector institutions and companies, based on a decision of the Supreme Committee for dealing with COVID-19, has been extended until the end of the current year.

The ministry confirmed that the package of incentives includes reducing the fees for renewal of non-Omani resident cards from RO301 to RO201. The package also includes waving of fees and fines for non-Omani workforce in the event of final departure from the sultanate.

Institutions and companies with Omani workforce and owners of small and medium enterprises registered under the Public Authority for Social Insurance are allowed to renew expired cards without fines.

Employers are allowed to renew expired work permits for workers currently outside the sultanate during the precautionary period and exempt from the resulting fines after coordination with the competent authorities.

Multiple establishments owned by the same partners may delegate their employees to work in any of those establishments if needed.

Private sector establishments may seek the assistance of manpower belonging to other establishments to work in their facilities according to a written agreement between the establishments.

Additionally, private sector institutions and companies affected by COVID-19 are allowed to terminate work contracts of non-Omani workforce with the commitment of these institutions to pay all workers’ dues and ensuring they leave the sultanate permanently.


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