Qatar Ministry of Labour rolls out e-services on labour re-employment

To boost the satisfaction of end users, the Ministry of Labour has recently rolled out new e-services in keeping with its Digital Transformation for operational excellence. Users can now access services on modifying the location of a recruitment office as well as when it comes to applying for an extension of a general work licence. This refers to extending the QID validity date. These e-services will facilitate processes for end users to make sure that requests are submitted without the need to make a physical appearance at the ministry’s office.

The approval for these requests will also be granted online, with electronic notifications to eliminate in-person visits.

These paperless functionalities are in line with the Digital Transformation Management Unit’s vision. There are about 80 e-services being developed and updated in the coming period as well. As such, the Ministry’s “agile solution delivery” framework provides beneficiaries access to convenient digital services.

In other news, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has reiterated Clause No. 4 of Article 2, Law No. 8 of 2008 on Consumer Protection pertaining to “the right to respect religious values, materials and traditions.” Anyone who violates the law will face consequences of up to QR1mn including other penalties.

According to the Gulf Times, merchants must follow the necessary provisions such as:

“Co-ordinating with import sources before supplying any products for trading in the Qatari market, and ensuring that they do not promote or carry slogans, designs, symbols or expressions that are contrary to the teachings of the Islamic religion, committing to refrain from displaying any goods on storefronts, which would violate common decency and the nation’s traditions and customs, refraining from the use of inappropriate gifts and packaging materials, or marketing and promoting products bearing slogans, symbols or phrases having immoral connotations that violate the religious and cultural values of the community” and so on.

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