Cabinet approves draft laws

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AMMAN — The Cabinet endorsed a draft law amending the Civil Status Law for 2022, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

The endorsement came at a Cabinet session on Sunday, headed by Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh.

The draft law addresses loopholes in the law. No other details were immediately available.

The Cabinet also approved an amended bylaw of the administrative organization system for the Independent Election Commission (IEC) for 2022. The bylaw aims to enable IEC create new organizational units, in light of the recent constitutional amendments related to women empowerment, and establish an organizational unit to manage projects and follow up on IEC’s international relations as part of its tasks and powers.

The bylaw also promotes women’s political participation, and encourages their engagement in public life.

Additionally, the Cabinet approved the Kingdom’s support for the UNICEF Declaration on Children, Youth and Climate Action, which was recently launched within the activities of the 27th Conference of the Parties to Climate Change in Egypt.

The Cabinet also approved recommendations of the settlement and reconciliation committee to settle pending tax status of 542 companies and taxpayers with due financial obligations, in accordance with provisions of the Income Tax Law, and the General Sales Tax Law.

The Council of Ministers also endorsed recommendations to settle outstanding claims between 21 taxpayers and, or violators, and the Jordan Customs Department. It said the violators must pay the full due amounts with any fees, taxes or expenses incurred within a two month-period from the date of the Cabinet’s decision.

On a separate matter, the Cabinet appointed Zaid Mohammad Hussein Al-Nawaisah as secretary-general of the Ministry of Government Communications.

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