Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said issued on Monday a Royal Decree No. 78/2013 on the issuance of the standardized grades and salaries schedule for Omani civil employees of the state.
Article One: The standardized grades and salaries for Omani civil employees of the state in the attached annex no. one shall be applied.
Article Two: Without prejudice to the provisions of article (45) of the Judiciary Authority Law promulgated by the Royal Decree No.90/99, and article (55) of the Law of the Administrative Judicial Court promulgated by the Royal Decree No.91/99, article (8) of the Public Persecution Law promulgated by the Royal Decree No.92/99, article (1) of the Royal Decree No.33/2013 regarding the medical professions and supporting medical professions in the governmental civil and military institutions, article (21) of the Banking Law promulgated by the Royal Decree No.114/2000, the schedule stipulated in Article One of this decree shall be applicable on all Omani civil employees of the state, while on non-Omani employees the terms of their contracts shall be applicable.
Article Three: The Omani civil employees of the state in service on the date of issuing this decree shall be transferred to the financial grades stipulated in the aforesaid standardized schedule of grades and salaries, according to rules and regulations mentioned in the attached annex no. (2).
Article Four: The Chairman of Civil Service Council shall issue the requirements of the grades mentioned in the schedule referred to in Article (1) of this decree and until these requirements are issued, the current requirements mentioned in the existing job regulations shall continue to be applicable, on the condition that they do not contradict the provisions of this decree.
In all cases, the period of transfer to the following grade shall not be less than three years.
Article Five: All exceptions stipulated to the job regulations applicable on employees on whom the abovementioned standardized grades and salaries schedule shall be suspended until the issuance of the standardized Civil Service Law.
Article Six: Cancels all that contravenes with the decree and its attached annexes or contradicts with their provisions.
Article Seven: The Decree comes into force on January 1, 2014.