Social Insurance Law
PART 3: PRIME MINISTERIAL EDICTS
Prime Ministerial Edict No. 11/2001 With Respect to Increasing The Minimum Pensions Payable Under The Social Insurance Law Enacted By Decree Law No. 24/1976
The Prime Minister:
Having reviewed the Social Insurance Law enacted by the Decree Law No. 24/1976 and its amendments, with special reference to the second paragraph of Article 16, which is amended by the Decree Law No. 1/ 1985.
The Prime Ministerial Edict No. 12/1979 with respect to Family Grants.
The Prime Ministerial Edict No. 15/1983 with respect to determining an increase in the pensions of beneficiaries and shares of the dependants.
The Prime Ministerial Edict No. 11/1989 with respect to increasing certain benefits payable under the Social Insurance Law.
The Prime Ministerial Edict No. 9/1993 with respect to increasing the minimum pensions payable under the Social Insurance Law.
The Prime Ministerial Edict No. 17/1998 with respect to increasing certain benefits payable under the Social Insurance Law.
And upon the recommendation submitted by the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, and With consent of the Cabinet
Hereby orders the following:
The minimum pensions provided for in the first and the second paragraph of Article 135 of the Social Insurance Law, shall be increased to either BD one hundred and fifty (BD 150) a month per pensioner or to the total wage on the basis of which the pension has been calculated, whichever is the lower; and to BD thirty (BD 30) per month per each dependant provided that the total amount payable to the pensioner or to the dependants, whether during his lifetime or after his death, shall not exceed the average or the wage upon which the pension was calculated.
The supplemented difference between the pension to which the pensioner is eligible and the minimum pension referred to in the preceding paragraph, whether in the case of the pensioner or of the dependants, is considered as the Family Grants that are mentioned in the Social Insurance Law No. 24/1976.
The increments referred to in the preceding article shall apply to all pensions payable by the General Organisation for Social Insurance irrespective of the date being due; but without paying any difference for the past period.
The Minister of Labour and Social Affairs shall implement this Edict, and it shall come into force as from 1st April 2001 and shall be published in the Official Gazette.
Khalifa bin Sulman Al Khalifa Prime Minister
Issued on: 29th Dhul-hijjah 1421 24 March 2001