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Civic Body allocates Dhs85mn to implement new allowance decision

Khalid Abdul Rahim Abdullah, Director of Human Resources Department at Dubai Municipality said that 2,000 employees from different job categories in DM will be benefitting from the decision No 15 of 2013 issued by His Highness Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, regulating the work nature allowance for employees of the Government of Dubai.

Khalid said the beneficiaries from Dubai Municipality are doctors, nurses, pharmacists, engineers, and those who working in legal affairs, human resources, media, control and audit starting from the grade sixth to sixteenth. The increment will be 30-60% as per the job description and nature of each employees as stipulated by the Law.

‘The Human Resources Department of the Government of Dubai agreed on most of DM’s nominations and on the disbursement of the budget allocated to them. The decision is expected to boost the sentiments of employees who serve the community beyond the normal working hours and thus increase the productivity,’ he said.

‘We recommended 700 job titles for the allowance within various categories mentioned in the resolution in addition to the supervisors of these job titles. It is expected to be credited after two days of receiving the salary of December 2013 retroactively from the date of 01.06.2013,’ he explained.

The department has already transferred Dhs40 million to respective accounts and the total amount of increment will be Dhs 7 million per month and Dhs 85 million per annum.

‘The decision to provide allowance encompasses conditions and justifications, such as resources, rules of calculation, procedures for approval and cases where to stop dispensing,’ he further said.

Khalid explained that the resolution would enable the department to mitigate corporate risks that affect efficiency and effectiveness, develop performance, enhance ability to attract specialized and distinctive human resources and maintain it. It will also help reduce the impact of risks associated with the functions of some jobs and work environment.

‘The move proves that the government of Dubai is doing its best to be in tune with the international labour laws updating its rules and regulations in sync with the expectations of the community,’ he added.