Concerned federal bodies will study requests to make the last 10 days of this year’s Ramadan as holidays for employees of federal departments, Al Khaleej newspaper has reported.
Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, said concerned bodies in the federal authority are studying the proposal.
He added that the proposal was submitted by Federal National Council (FNC) member Ahmed Saeed Al Ketbi, where he requested granting holiday to government employees over the last 10 days of Ramadan.
Al Hammadi said he instructed the federal authority to make the necessary studies of all aspects, including influences on public and private sectors.
FNC member Ahmed Saeed Al Ketbi said that the leave will give an opportunity to a broader spectrum of people to perform rites of worship on these blessed days.
He added that the holiday will be an opportunity for many people to go for Umrah.
An earlier report in the Arabic press stated that the FNC, which is meeting on Tuesday, is scheduled to debate Ketbi’s proposal in the presence of the minister or another ministry official.