Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has issued Royal Decree No. 22/2019 establishing the National Centre for Employment (NCE) and issuing its regulation.
The latest decree was announced after reviewing the 'Basic Law of the State’ as promulgated by Royal Decree No. 101/96, and the regulations of public bodies and institutions as issued by Royal Decree No. 116/91 and Royal Decree No. 76/2004 that defines the terms of reference for the Ministry of Manpower.
His Majesty also approved its organisational structure as per Royal Decree No. 98/2011 that establishes the Public Authority for Manpower Register and issued its system, based on what is required by the public interest.
Article 1 of the royal decree stipulates that the National Centre for Employment (NCE) shall be established to be affiliated to the Council of Ministers and shall act in accordance with the provisions of the attached Law.
Article 2 states that NCE shall be a legal personality with financial and administrative independence.
Article 3 of the decree stipulates that the terms of reference, allocations and assets of the Public Authority for Manpower Register shall be transferred to the National Employment Centre.
Article 4 states that employees of the administrative, civil, military and security units of the administrative body of the civil, military and security state may be transferred to the Centre with the same professional status according to the needs and nature of the work of the Centre. This shall be done in coordination with the relevant authorities.
Article 5 stipulates that all units of the civil, military, security and private sector administrative apparatus shall be obliged to provide the NCE with vacancies, jobs and occupations to be filled in coordination with competent authorities.
Article 6 states that the amendment of the National Employment Centre System shall be effected by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Employment Center after the approval of the Council of Ministers.
Article 7 stipulates that the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Employment Centre shall issue the regulations and decisions necessary to implement the provisions of the attached regulations. Until such regulations and resolutions are promulgated, they shall be governed by the laws and regulations applicable to the units of the administrative apparatus of the State.
Article 8 stipulates that the aforementioned Royal Decree No. 98/2011 shall be cancelled and all provisions contrary to this decree and the annexed regulations shall be replaced with their provisions.
Article 9 states that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and shall come into force on January 1, 2020.