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Oman announces start of Ramadan 2023 and reduced working hours for public and private sectors during the month

The Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs in the Sultanate of Oman announced that the sighting of the crescent of the blessed month of Ramadan for the year 1444 AH has been confirmed, today, Wednesday evening, and accordingly, tomorrow, Thursday, March 23, 2023 AD, will be the first day of the blessed month of Ramadan, according to the newspaper. ” youth” local. And the Omani Ministry of Labor decided that the official working hours for employees in the units of the administrative apparatus of the civil state and private sector establishments during the blessed month will be as follows: First: units of the administrative apparatus of the civil state.

1- Flexible working hours The official working hours are from nine o’clock in the morning until two o’clock in the afternoon, and the head of the unit may determine the hours of attendance and departure that suit the work of the unit in light of the scheduled working hours according to the following times: A – From seven o’clock in the morning until twelve o’clock in the afternoon. b – From eight in the morning until one in the afternoon. C – From nine in the morning until two in the afternoon. D – From ten in the morning until three in the afternoon. 2- Remote work for the head of the unit The application of remote work for the occupants of jobs whose nature allows for that, and without prejudice to the workflow in that unit. In all cases, the number of employees who are required to attend their workplaces may not be less than (60%) of the total employees of the unit.

Second: Private sector establishments Reducing working hours for Muslim workers in private sector establishments to be (6) hours per day, not exceeding (30) hours per week.

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