Yemen's council of ministers ordered the ministers and other senior officials including chiefs of central and administrative offices to avoid favoring their relatives at their workplaces and to abide by all job rules, Saba reported.
The senior officials are supposed to be committed to not giving their relatives jobs within the first post standards until the third degree, the council said at its weekly meeting, warning violators will be punished without tolerance, according to Saba.
The decision has been largely hailed, with experts saying it has already demonstrated the government's intention to fight all forms of corruption including favoritism.
The council also banned substitute employment through replacing the retired, suspended and absent state employees and annulled its previous decisions in this context, Saba said.
At the meeting, the council discussed several reports including the one submitted by the minister for trade and industry on the supply of products as Ramadan, the month of fasting, approaches.
The report said there are sufficient supplies in the market which can meet the soaring demand during Ramadan.
With regard to the prices, the council ordered to upgrade the supervision rules and dispatch taskforces to monitor the situation, prevent the price manipulation and seize illegal and expired products, Saba said.
Meanwhile, the prices of some basic products have been hiked, but officials at the trade and industry ministry said the hikes are linked to the increased global prices.