Cabinet okays decision to raise marriage advance to QR300 K

The Cabinet has approved a draft decision to amend some provisions of the executive regulations of the Civil Human Resources Law.
The amendment provides for an increase in the value of the marriage advance to a maximum of QR300,000 for all Qatari employees instead of QR100,000 (current marriage advance), in order to encourage youth to marry and help them in this regard.
The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, took the decision in this regard on Wednesday.
At the outset of the meeting, the Cabinet praised the Amiri decision no 18 of 2022 issued by HH the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani increasing the pensions of retired individuals. The decision coincided with His Highness issuing law no 1 of 2022 on Social Insurance and law no. 2 of 2022 on military retirement.
The Cabinet said that the Amiri decision to increase pensions reflects HH the Amir’s appreciation of the efforts of retirees, and reflects HH the Amir’s commitment to ensuring they live with dignity.
The Cabinet also affirmed that the laws on social Insurance and military retirement represent a qualitative leap in the field of social security and retirement reflecting the renaissance the state has been witnessing in all fields.
The Cabinet renewed Qatar’s condemnation of the Israeli occupation’s violation of the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the settlers entering the mosque under military protection, in addition to the assault on Palestinian worshippers and preventing Palestinians from carrying out their religious rituals during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The Cabinet said that the actions represented a dangerous escalation of Israeli aggression against Palestinians in Al Quds and all occupied Palestinian land.
It added that it was also an intentional provocation to the feelings of millions of Muslims, and a clear undermining of international laws, conventions, and resolutions. The cabinet also said that the Israeli occupation’s actions show that they make light of Arab and Muslim reactions to these illegitimate practices.
The Cabinet stressed that the Israeli occupation’s actions at Al-Aqsa Mosque and Al Quds along with other occupied Palestinian land in terms of murder, oppression, Judaization, and expansion of settlement activity requires urgent Arab and Muslim action, as well as an international intervention to force Israel to end its aggression against the Palestinian people. Israeli occupation must adhere to UN resolutions pertaining to the matter, in addition to acknowledging the two-state solution that ensures a fair, permanent, and comprehensive peace.
The Cabinet reiterated Qatar’s support to the Palestinian people in these difficult times, and affirmed the state’s position of supporting the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people’s rights, led by establishing an independent state with East Al Quds as its capital.
Afterwards, the Cabinet listened to the explanation given by Minister of Public Health HE Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari on the latest developments to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The Cabinet affirmed the continuation of the precautionary measures that have been taken to combat the pandemic.
The Cabinet approved a draft decision of the Minister of Interior on specifying the entry and exit ports to the country.
The Cabinet approved a draft decision of the Minister of Education and Higher Education on amending some provisions of Resolutions No 20 of 2021 and No 2 of 2022, regarding the annual calendar of schools for the academic years 2021/2022 and 2022/2023.
The Cabinet approved the decision of appointing a judge at Qatar International Court (QICDRC) for a period of five years, and determining their remuneration.
It also approved Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) joining the Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN).
The Cabinet approved a voluntary contribution to the Environment Fund to finance the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
A draft agreement on mutual administrative assistance for the optimal implementation of customs law and the suppression, investigation and control of customs crimes between the government of Qatar and the government of Azerbaijan also got the Cabinet’s approval.