August 17, 2022


Legal With Effect

BCCI objects to proposed regulation on Bahrainis in govt work to run enterprises

MANAMA: Bahrain’s major business body has raised solid objections to a proposed regulation that lets Bahrainis in authorities employment to operate enterprises.

In a statement yesterday, the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Field voiced reservation about a proposal tabled for discussion in the forthcoming session of Parliament tomorrow which would empower general public servants to receive commercial registrations (CRs).

The chamber said the proposal which has currently been accepted by the legislative and lawful affairs committee of the Council of Reps, involves introducing a new posting (21 bis) to the civil service regulation issued by decree law (48) for the 12 months 2010, accordingly allowing for govt officials to have interaction in enterprise.

The BCCI has questioned the constitutionality of the proposed regulation, stressing that it has an effect on civil expert services and is in contradiction with the labour law in the non-public sector.

It agreed with the view of the Marketplace, Commerce, and Tourism Ministry, opposing the regulation and underlining the importance of ‘devotion and specialisation’ as essential principals for productive small business.

The chamber defined that the proposed legislation will produce a conflict of fascination, have an impact on self-discipline and the excellent of operate in the public sector, exacerbate existing complications such as industrial concealment, increase unfair opposition, and restrict task options for unemployed citizens.

The GDN documented last Friday that the parliament is set to discussion amendments to the 2010 civil assistance law to permit Bahrainis in govt careers to open CRs despite objections from the authorities that it contradicts the mother nature of civil provider.

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