Dubai: A Kuwait teacher has been promoted from grade E to D and been paid his full salary for three years while in prison without the Ministry of Education’s knowledge, Qabas daily reported.
The promotion was made based on assessment of his competence as if he was working at his job, the daily added. Over the course of the three years, the teacher was paid a total of KD 30,000, despite his absence from work due to the issuance of a court ruling of ten-year imprisonment against him.
In a similar case, the Ministry of Education also continued to pay the salaries of an employee, whose services ended on March 10, 2019 due to lack of physical fitness, for several months without any right which was in violation of the Civil Service Commission’s regulations.
The total sum of the undeserving salaries paid to him exceeded KD 13,000.
According to a report on the MoE violations, it was revealed that the ministry disbursed KD 9 million to a number of employees without any right in the previous fiscal years, something which highlights the weakness of the internal control systems in the departments concerned with the ministry’s personnel affairs, especially concerning the disbursement of salaries.