Cabinet approves amended bylaws and strategies

Cabinet approves reasoning for human trafficking victims’ law amendments
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AMMAN — During a Cabinet session held on Wednesday and chaired by Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh, several decisions were made, including the approval of amended bylaws and strategies for 2023. اضافة اعلان

Among the notable decisions were the approval of an amended bylaw for the Development and Investment Projects Fund for Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) and Security Departments. The new regulation aims to prioritize the defense industries sector and security solutions, institutionalize and develop the sector, and establish a unified and comprehensive umbrella for supervision, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

In addition, the Cabinet also approved an amended bylaw for driving training centers, which will now accredit training certificates issued by Jordanian Armed Forces and security departments as training permits for driver trainers, following assessment by Jordan Traffic Institute (JTI).

Furthermore, the Cabinet gave the green light to an amended regulation for the Jordanian Charity Lottery Bylaw, aimed at directing charitable lottery revenues towards charitable work. The amendment also restricts powers for disbursing charitable lottery income and establishes a national committee to supervise lottery funds.

Amended bylaw for victims of human trafficking
In a move to support victims of human trafficking, the Cabinet approved an amended bylaw for shelters, seeking to provide psychological and social rehabilitation programs for cases and establish a related special information base. The process will be electronically linked with the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit in the Public Security Directorate (PSD).

Bylaw for JEDCOThe session also witnessed the approval of the administrative organization bylaw for Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO) for 2023. JEDCO has been entrusted with establishing commercial centers, holding exhibitions, and organizing trade missions to promote national products.

Moreover, the Cabinet discussed the draft Electoral District Bylaw for 2023, which defines constituencies and sets the number of parliamentary seats for each constituency, including those allocated to Christians, Circassians, and Chechens.

Apart from bylaws, the Cabinet also approved the validation reasons for a draft bylaw for establishing and licensing private and foreign educational institutions for 2023.

In addition to the above decisions, the Cabinet gave the green light to the National Strategy for Vocational and Technical Education and Training (2023-2027). To ensure effective implementation, a committee will be formed to monitor the strategy's progress and submit periodic reports.

Furthermore, a higher steering committee for the National Social Protection Strategy was approved, chaired by the Minister of Social Development. The committee will maintain the current team of the coordinating committee, overseeing the strategy's implementation, and technical action teams will be formed to update it.

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