Social Insurance Law
DECREE-LAW NO. 14/2000 WITH RESPECT TO AMENDING SOME OF THE SOCIAL INSURANCE LAW PROVISIONS ENACTED BY DECREE LAW NO. 24 OF 1976
We, Hamad bin Essa bin Sulman Al Khalifa, Amir of the State of Bahrain, Having reviewed the Constitution; And Amiri Decree No. (4) of 1975; And the Social Insurance Law enacted by the Decree Law No. (24) of 1976 and its amendments; And upon the submission of the Minister for Labour and Social Affairs; And with the approval of the Council of Ministers; HEREBY DECREE THE FOLLOWING LAW :
Section (1) of article (8) of the Social Insurance Law enacted by Decree Law No. (24) of 1976 should be substituted with the following text
The General Organisation for Social Insurance would have a Board of Directors chaired by the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. The Board would be formed by an order of the Prime Minister and shall consist of fifteen members as follows:
a. Eight members representing the Government as follows:
-The Undersecretary of Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
-The Director General of Directorate of Legal Affairs.
-The Director General of the General Organisation for Pension Funds.
-A representative from the Prime Minister Court.
-A representative from the Bahrain Monetary Agency.
-A representative from the Ministry of Finance and National Economy.
-A representative from the Ministry of Oil and Industry.
-A representative from the Ministry of Health.
b. Three members from the employers who are subject to this Law.
c. Three members from the insured workers who possess higher capabilities in their work
d. The Director General of the General Organisation for Social Insurance.The nomination and removal of the representatives of the employers and workers on the Board should be by the Prime Minister.
The Minister of Labour and Social Affairs shall implement this Law, and it shall come into force effective from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
Essa bin Sulman Al Khalifa Amir of the State of Bahrain
Issued at Riffa Palace on: 23rd Rabie Alawwal 1421 25th June 2000
* Published in the Official Gazette No. 1773 dated 19 Nov. 1987.
** Please refer to annotation ** on page 21 of the basic Law.