Sultan Haitham bin Tariq
Sultan Haitham bin Tariq

The Sultanate of Oman has taken a new decision regarding all new government employees, as it was decided this morning to reduce the salaries of all new government employees by up to 23%.

In a related context, the Sultanate of Oman is currently planning, after the spread of the Corona virus, to reduce spending in all ministries and civil, military and security units for the year 2020 by up to 10 per cent, in order to alleviate the economic effects that have caused damage to the economy of the Sultanate of Oman due to the Corona pandemic. And the decline in oil and gas prices in all countries of the world, which directly affected the Omani economy.

In this regard, according to Bloomberg, the Civil Service Council in Amman has issued new decisions to reduce the salary of doctoral income by 23%. While those holding a bachelor's degree will face a 14% reduction in order to tackle the Corona virus.

On the other hand, the report stated that the decision to cut salaries for all new government employees comes for a variety of reasons. Chief among them is the very significant drop in oil and gas prices due to the global economic slowdown due to the events of the Corona virus pandemic.

The Sultanate of Oman is currently experiencing a medical war that is trying to control the Corona virus and prevent its spread and besieging and eliminating it, in cooperation with the Omani Ministry of Health and the Ministry of World Health.