214,709 insured in private sector in Jan

MUSCAT: The number of active installations covered by the social security system by the end of January amounted to 16,359, the active insured workers in the private sector (inside the Sultanate) reached 214,709 and the total registration cases amounted to 5,204. Statistics issued by the Public Authority for Social Insurance for the month of January 2017 showed that the majority of active insured persons in the age group (26-30) years, representing 23.8 per cent of the total active insurees. The average wage subject to the contribution for the active insures reached RO 664. The number of active insurees in the insurance system on Omanis working abroad and their equivalents totaled 41, as being an optional  system applied to Omanis working for an  employer who establish business outside the Sultanate, in addition to Omani employees in embassies, consulates and international bodies operating in the Sultanate. — ONA