CSB issues instructions on working hours during Ramadan

Following the circular issued by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and Article (19) of the Civil Service Law promulgated by Decree-Law (48) of 2010, the Civil Service Bureau (CSB) issued instructions on working hours during the holy month of Ramadan this year.

In this regard, CSB President, Ahmed Zayed Al-Zayed, said that the official working hours during the holy month of Ramadan will be from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm for employees working according to the regular working hours, reducing the weekly working hours to 30 for employees working 36 hours per week.

He added that for employees working on extended hours, official duty hours during the holy month of Ramadan will be 33 hours and a half, from 8:00 am to 2:45 pm from Sunday to Wednesday, and from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm on Thursday.

Regarding the flexible system, he said the maximum number of flexible hours for staff working in accordance with this system will not exceed one hour per day in all normal, long and special working hours. Therefore, employees will complete the flexible hours after the completion of their basic hours.

Regarding employees whose jobs require working over the reduced working hours, he said that they will be compensated for overtime according to the overtime policy adopted by CSB.

Source: Bahrain News Agency