Proposal for official working time in Ramadan to the Prime Minister’s Office.

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Al-anbat – Omar Al-kaabneh

Translated by - Diana al nobani

The government’s decision on the official working hours of official departments and ministries during the Holy month of Ramadan has sparked wide debate among citizens, but it was further disputed by the decision of the Ministry of Education, which was not in line with the Government’s decision whereas schools would start at 8 o’clock, while official working hours approved by the Government starts at 10 o’clock.  

This requires working citizens who drop off their children to schools to wake up at the time of Suhoor, which begins between 4:00 and 5:00 am and then go back to sleep until 6:30 or 7:00 am to drop their children to school and return back home to prepare themselves to go to their work which starts at 10:00 am, although the morning traffic will be less severe because of this decision, but it will be tiring for these employees and will affect their productivity at work, as confirmed by experts.

In order to resolve this dilemma, I propose to the State of Prime Minister Bishr Al-Khasawneh to amend the decision and remedy the situation as there is still time to do so, through the restoration of winter time during Ramadan only with setting working hours to start at 9:00 am till 2:00 pm while retaining schools working hours as previously specified by the Ministry of Education and giving the employees the right to leave one hour earlier to pick up their children from schools conveniently.