Saudi labor courts issue 3,924 judgments in one month

The courts of Riyadh issued 1,190 judgments, followed by the courts of the Eastern Province with 844 judgments, Makkah with 733 judgments, Madinah 500, and Qassim with 236 judgments. (SPA)
Updated 17 April 2019
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Saudi labor courts issue 3,924 judgments in one month

  • The courts of Riyadh issued 1,190 judgments, followed by the courts of the Eastern Province with 844 judgments, Makkah with 733 judgments, Madinah 500, and Qassim with 236 judgments

RIYADH: The monthly report of the Ministry of Justice stated that labor courts and directories issued 3,924 judgments in March.
“The judgments on wage cases amounted to 73 percent of the total number of judgments, with a daily number ranging between 99 to 412 judgments per day, that is an average of 196 judgments per day,” said the report.
The courts of Riyadh issued 1,190 judgments, followed by the courts of the Eastern Province with 844 judgments, Makkah with 733 judgments, Madinah 500, and Qassim with 236 judgments. Asir courts ranked sixth with 112 judgments, followed by Jazan with 88 judgments, Tabuk with 63, Hail 46, Northern Border 32, Najran 18 judgments, and Jouf 4.
Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council Dr. Waleed Al-Samaani stressed that the ministry aims to turn the judiciary into a digital environment, to be a model for the rest of the departments. He said that the selection of ad litem judges is in accordance with strict criteria based on judicial and scientific competence and experience. The labor courts look into cases related to the labor system, including disputes related to labor contracts, wages, rights, work injuries and compensation.


Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

Updated 19 April 2019
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Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

  • Finance representatives of 150 government bodies meet for the Budget Forum 2020

RIYADH: Saudi finance chiefs have kicked off a major conference in the capital aimed at mapping out the Kingdom’s budget requirements.
Around 300 specialists representing 150 government bodies met at the InterContinental hotel in Riyadh for the Budget Forum 2020.
Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan welcomed delegates to the second edition of the gathering organized by the Saudi Finance Ministry under the slogan “Partnership and Empowerment.”
Al-Jadaan said the ministry was focused on “partnership and commitment,” and sought to share the challenge of developing an effective budget to achieve the Kingdom’s ambitious goals.
“We are also committed to empowering financial leaderships to learn about the ministry’s programs and projects and provide training and qualification opportunities to the best international standards,” he added.
The finance chief said the budget planning process required the collaboration of multiple authorities and a clear strategy based on transparency. 
Items up for discussion at the forum included financial planning in governmental bodies, automation, and the promotion of revenues and efficient spending.
Finance Ministry steering committee chairman, Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Freih, stressed the importance of the forum in getting the ball rolling at an early stage on formulating a general state budget.
Workshops were held on the sidelines of the conference focused on empowering government organizations, and a training program on financial planning and income estimations was also staged.