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Royal Decree 15/2021 regarding the Application of the Unified System to Extend Insurance Protection for Military Personnel That Are Nationals of the States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Working in a Member State of the Council Other than Their State

2021/15 15/2021

Arabic

We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

the System of Pensions and Gratuity for Employees of Royal Guard of Oman issued by Royal Decree 49/98,

the Law of Pensions and End of Service Gratuity for Employees of the Royal Oman Police and the Royal Oman Police Pension Fund Regulation promulgated by Royal Decree 2/2000,

the Law of Pensions and End of Service Gratuity for Employees of the Ministry of Defence and the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces promulgated by Royal Decree 3/2002,

Royal Decree 5/2006 regarding the Application of the Unified System to Extend Insurance Protection for Citizens of the States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Working in Other than Their State,

and the decision of the Supreme Council of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf in its 31st (thirty-first) session in the Abu Dhabi Summit in December 2010 regarding the approval of the draft the unified system to extend insurance protection for military personnel that are nationals of the States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf working in a member state of the council other than their state.

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The provisions of the attached unified system to extend insurance protection for military personnel that are nationals of the States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf working in a member state of the council other than their state shall apply by taking into account the following:

1. The provisions of the aforementioned Law of Pensions and End of Service Gratuity for Employees of the Ministry of Defence and the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces shall apply to Omani military personnel working in one of the military units in the State of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, subject to the military retirement systems in the council states, those who do not get pension from the Sultanate.

2. The wage cap subject to participation shall be in accordance with the starting salary of the corresponding rank in accordance with the system in force in the Ministry of Defence in the Sultanate. The entitlement of those subject to the attached system is limited to the pension, and the pension is calculated at the rate of 2.5% of the monthly average of the salary subject to participation within the last 5 (five) years of the service period multiplied by the number of years of service and a maximum of 80% of the average salary subject to participation.

3. The family of the deceased retired, in accordance with the provisions of the attached system, shall be entitled to a death grant in an amount of 1,000 (one thousand Omani Rial.)

Article II

The Ministry of Finance shall pay the difference in contributions between the contribution of the state stipulated in the aforementioned Law of Pensions and End of Service Gratuity for Employees of the Ministry of Defence, and military retirement laws and systems in the host state of work.

Article III

All military and security bodies that apply to their workers the provisions of the aforementioned Law of Pensions and End of Service Gratuity for Employees of the Ministry of Defence and the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces, or any other military pension law shall register their workers that are nationals of the States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, and shall pay the assessed contributions, in accordance with the attached system.

Article IV

The Deputy Prime Minister for Defence Affairs shall issue the necessary regulations and decisions for implementing the attached system.

Article V

All that is contrary to this decree and the attached system, or in conflict with their provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article VI

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on 1 June 2011.

Issued on: 18 Jumada Al-Thani 1442
Corresponding to: 1 February 2021 

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1378 issued on 7 February 2021.


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