His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik issued a Royal Decree on Monday reading as follows:
Royal Decree No 15/2021 on implementing the ‘Unified System of Extending Insurance Protection to GCC Military Personnel Operating in GCC Member States Other Than Their Own’.
Article 1 states that the provisions of the ‘Unified System of Extending Insurance Protection to GCC Military Personnel Operating in GCC Member States Other Than Their Own’ will be applied in accordance with the version attached to this decree, bearing in mind the following:
2. The ceiling of a salary subject to subscription, as per the start of the salary band of a corresponding rank, will be in line with the system enforced at the Defence Ministry in the sultanate. The entitlement of personnel governed by the system attached will be restricted to the pension. The pension will be calculated at a rate of 2.5 per cent of the monthly average of the subscribable salary received during the last five years of service, multiplied by the number of service years, to a maximum of 80 per cent of the average of the subscribable salary.
3. The family of a deceased retiree, as per the system attached, will be entitled to a grant of RO1,000.
Article 2 stipulates that the Ministry of Finance will pay the subscription difference between the contribution of the country stated in the ‘Law on Post-Service Pensions and Gratuities for Personnel of the Defence Ministry and the Sultan’s Armed Forces’ (on one hand) and the laws and military retirement systems in the country where the military person works (on the other hand).
Article 3 instructs all military and security departments that apply to their respective personnel the ‘Law on Post-Service Pensions and Gratuities for Personnel of the Defence Ministry and the Sultan’s Armed Forces’ or any other military retirement law to register their GCC employees and to pay the prescribed subscriptions in accordance with the system attached to this decree.
Article 4 states that the Deputy Prime Minister for Defence Affairs will issue the regulations and decisions necessary for the implementation of the system attached to this decree.
Article 5 cancels all that contradicts this decree or its attached system or contravenes their provisions.
Article 6 states that this decree will be published in the Official Gazette and enforced with effect from June 1, 2011
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