Shura Council Discuss General Secretariat of Council of Ministers' Response on Qatari Job Seekers

01 May 2023

The Shura Council held its regular weekly meeting on Monday at Tamim bin Hamad Hall under the chairpersonship of HE Speaker of the Shura Council Hassan bin Abdullah Al Ghanim.
During the session, the Council reviewed the response of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers on the suggestions submitted by the Council on the issue of Qatari job seekers and determining the country's need to specify specializations needed in the labor market and human resource development.
Their Excellencies the members of the Shura Council praised the response of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to the Council's proposals and views in this regard, noting that the response was adequate and consistent with the Council's recommendations.
The Shura Council had discussed in previous sessions the aforementioned issue, and concluded that a proposal was submitted with the desire of the esteemed government, included the Council's views and proposals on the aforementioned issue.
The proposal included several axes, the most prominent of which was the formation of a committee comprising representatives of the Manpower Planning Department at the Ministry of Labor, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, and Qatar University, in addition to other universities, to develop a five-year plan to determine the country's needs in all disciplines, in accordance with Qatar National Vision 2030, particularly, the new majors at the stage of university education and those related to future jobs.
The proposal also included the development of the unified platform at the Civil Service and Government Development Bureau (Kawader), to facilitate obtaining job opportunities with various employment agencies, within the jobs offered at the state level, in order to achieve the principle of equal opportunities.
The proposal also included improving the work environment in some sectors in terms of job privileges and working hours, via the implementation of the flexible working system and the development of remote work systems, to encourage Qataris to work in them.
It also included the development of special programs to qualify applicants to work in various jobs in a manner commensurate with their specializations and the nature of the work and give them appropriate financial rewards until they are appointed to the new jobs.
The Council called for accelerating Qatarization efforts for all jobs and in all sectors of the state, in addition to providing qualifying and financial support to the private sector to employ Qataris in it equivalent to job privileges in the government sector in terms of working hours, financial privileges, and others.
The response of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to the proposal of the Shura Council included the views of the esteemed government on the aforementioned issue, highlighting its interest in it, its keenness on what was stated in the proposal, and its agreement with his provisions.
The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers indicated that the government is seeking to develop strategic plans for the needs of the workforce. It works to anticipate the needs of skills and competencies required by all sectors in the country, especially the requirements to support "Tawteen" in the private sector, as well as striving to develop all jobs in all sectors of the State.
In its response to the Shura Council, it confirmed that the Ministry of Labor is coordinating with the Civil Service and Government Development Bureau, to ensure the continuous updating and development of the (Kawadir) platform.
The Shura Council also reviewed, in its weekly session, a report on the participation of its delegation in the Effective Development Cooperation Summit, which was held via video in December 2022 under the title "Parliaments and Effective Development Cooperation: The Oversight Challenge".