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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

King Salman orders to pay 1 month advance salary to all employees (Expats+Saudis)

This is the month of Ramadan, a month in which Muslims try to understand the needs of others and help them as much as possible. We have seen these examples many times where Muslim brothers stepped out to help their brothers. King Salman, being the head of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques also feels his responsibility towards his people. Ramadan is also a month of shopping all around the Muslim world as everyone tries to but clothes and other things for their family members. Many hold Iftar parties during the month of Ramadan. All this results in drying up their pocket before the greetings of Eid.



King Salman, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque also realized the need of their citizens and expatriates working in the government sector. He has issued orders to pay one month salary in advance to all government employees by June 18, 2017. To implement the orders of King Salman, the Ministry of Finance has communicated Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) to authorize banks to pay 1 month advance salary to all government employees irrespective they are expatriates or Saudis by June 18, 2017.



This is not the first-time King Salman has helped its citizens. At the time when he took the office of King of Saudi Arabia, he released two months’ bonus to all Saudis working in the government sector. The news has been a great surprise for the expatriates and Saudis working in the government sector.


This generous gesture by the monarch in issuing his directives to the pertinent authorities to pay this month’s salary in advance is meant to meet the citizens’ needs and to assist them in their purchases for Eid Al-Fitr, as the Ramadan salaries were scheduled to be paid on Shawwal 2, 1438H.


Source: Saudi Gazette
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