Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — The Saudi Council of Ministers has authorised on Tuesday the calculation of period in all official procedures and transactions on the idea of the Gregorian calendar. Nonetheless, there shall be an exception to all these associated to the provisions of Islamic Shariah the place the calculation of durations relies on the Hijri date.
There may be additionally an exemption from this for what explicitly states that its period is calculated on the idea of the Hijri date. The choice was taken by the weekly session of the Cupboard, chaired by Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh.
It’s noteworthy that Saudi Arabia earlier began implementing consideration of period on the idea of the Gregorian calendar in a number of the official and authorized actions. The Kingdom is utilizing the Hijri calendar as the primary official calendar, concurrently with the Gregorian as a second calendar. The Hirji calendar is shorter than the Gregorian calendar by 11 or 12 days in a yr.