Pension Fund building opens in Salalah

By Kaushalendra Singh — SALALAH: April 30 – A new building of the Civil Service Employees Pension Fund opened in Salalah on Sunday amid gathering of a large number of dignitaries, officials and retired civil services personnel. Sayyid Mohammed bin Sultan bin Hamoud al Busaidy, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar, inaugurated the building in presence of Shaikh Khalid bin Omar al Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service.
Al Busaidy expressed happiness over opening of the building, which is to serve the retired civil servants in a better way. He appreciated its modern design and facilities and called for better co-ordination between the departments to serve the retired personnel.
Al Marhoon, who is also the Deputy Chairman of the Fund, stated that the establishment of the building comes within the framework of the government’s keenness to facilitate the provisions of the Fund’s services to citizens and to provide the necessary facilities to its employees to carry out their work in the best possible manner.
The building has modern specifications that keep pace with the technical development to meet the expectations of the auditors and speed up the procedures of providing the services, in order to ensure the completion of their transactions in a modern way to meet their needs and requirements, especially as the total number of current citizens directly benefit from the services of the Fund is 7,752 citizens, including 3,177 retired employees and 4,575 entitled.
He pointed out that enhancing the quality of the work of the Fund is one of the priorities of the Board of Directors of the Fund and its executive management, and that the efforts are focused on streamlining fund services.
Shabib bin Mohammed al Darmaki, Director General of the Fund, stressed the importance of establishing this building for the Fund’s Department in Dhofar Governorate. “It is to improve the quality of services provided to the auditors and facilitate them in completing their transactions according to the best standards. The building would also serve the needs of disabled pensioners.
Al Darmaki highlighted the efforts of the retirement fund and pointed out that in order to provide the best services, the Fund has developed a systematic framework based on the best practices in this regard through the establishment of an integrated system of procedures and systems that help to develop services and speed up and simplify procedures.
As per data available till March 2017, RO 21 million were distributed monthly among 50,000 retired employees.
Badr bin Mohammed Saad al Sahri, Assistant Director of Civil Service Employees Pension Fund in Dhofar Governorate, reiterated his commitment to serve the Fund by looking for investment opportunities and turning the state-of-the-art structure as a service building.