King Salman orders to pay 1 month advance salary to all employees (Expats+Saudis)

This is the month of Ramadan, a month in which Muslims try to understand the needs of others and help them as much as possible. We have seen these examples many times where Muslim brothers stepped out to help their brothers. King Salman, being the head of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques also feels his responsibility towards his people. Ramadan is also a month of shopping all around the Muslim world as everyone tries to buy clothes and other things for their family members. Many hold Iftar parties during the month of Ramadan. All this results in drying up their pocket before the greetings of Eid.

King Salman, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque also realized the need of their citizens and expatriates working in the government sector. He has issued orders to pay one-month salary in advance to all government employees by June 18, 2017. To implement the orders of King Salman, the Ministry of Finance has communicated Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) to authorize banks to pay 1-month advance salary to all government employees irrespective they are expatriates or Saudis by June 18, 2017.

This is not the first-time King Salman has helped its citizens. At the time when he took the office of King of Saudi Arabia, he released two months’ bonus to all Saudis working in the government sector. The news has been a great surprise for the expatriates and Saudis working in the government sector.

This generous gesture by the monarch in issuing his directives to the pertinent authorities to pay this month’s salary in advance is meant to meet the citizens’ needs and to assist them in their purchases for Eid Al-Fitr, as the Ramadan salaries were scheduled to be paid on Shawwal 2, 1438H.

Source: Saudi Gazette

  • zaheer me

    Very knowledgeable King, who understands the minutest pains of his subjects and never stops in supporting them in their needs. May Allah grant him long life and good health.

  • haidar ali

    this is only for Gov sector OR also for private sector ?

  • ace AA

    this is like 13th month pay or only advance payment ??

  • Tulumi Ferolino

    how about those working in private sectors? … all must be equal

  • Arf Ahm

    MY Kafil has renewed my IQAMA,however he is not giving it to me. Also he is not giving employment.I have already made a case against my kafil. where should i complain to get my IQAMA from him . The case is taking too much of time,This is not a solution for expat, since I am not working and only fighting the case, how can we survive without a job. is there Any solution?. I am Indian and Indian Embassy seems to have no power to support their citizens in Saudi Arabia, other than writing some fruitless letters to officials and kafil. The kafil ignores the Indian Embassy. What is the solution for this?. Is there no justice.

  • Nallavan

    Think about the expat levy which is a biggest heart attack for all…

  • Ś Ãfŕěęñ Śįddįqùí

    Superb Thoughts KSA people will enjoy !


    This isn’t True. I work in Government Sector (Defense) as an expat…
    No single Rial is added up to this time for all of Us expats…

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