Doha: A new law in the making aims to fix the retirement age for Qatari men at 67 and allow Qatari women to work until 62, according to Al Sharq.
The current retirement age for Qataris is 60 and the law only applies to those employed in the government sector.
The new law, which the Arabic daily has called ‘more flexible’, will also enable those working in the semi-government sector to be eligible for monthly pensions.
It will count the training period of employees in the years accumulated for pension.
Qataris will have to be employed for a minimum of 20 years to be eligible for benefits.
The minimum pension for Qatari men and women has been set at QR10,000.
The dependents of those who die in service will receive a minimum pension of QR4,000.
The draft law stipulates a fine of QR50,000 to QR100,000 and jail term of one to three years for those who produce false information to benefit from the pension system. The Peninsula