Number of civil retirees in Oman jumps by 16%

18 February 2021

MUSCAT (WAF)- The number of civil service retirees in the Sultanate increased by 16% in 2020 compared to 2019, official data by the Civil Service Employees Pension Fund (CSPF) showed.

In 2020, 9,374 civil service employees retired, with an average age of 54 years. And an average of 31 years of service.

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According to CSPF, the total number of retirees as of 31 December 2020 is 68,063, while the number of the active civil services employees is 163,115.

Last year, the government of Oman ordered long-serving employees in the government units and State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) to retire by the end of 2020.

In May 2020, Oman Royal Court (Diwan) issued a circular requiring that no less than 70% of Omanis occupying the positions of a consultant, expert or specialised manager who have completed 25 years of service the government units, and of all other positions who have completed 30 years of service be referred to retirement. A month later, the Ministry of Finance ordered referring all employees of SOEs who are over the age of 60 to retirement.

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