New regulations for the civil service on the cards

ABU DHABI — A regulation streamlining civil service posts which will be finalised in September, will specify the criteria to be met by the incumbents and fix the renumeration and other benefits for each post on the basis of the job profile and required skills, Dr. Ali Thani bin Abbood, Undersecretary in the Ministry for Government Sector Development, has disclosed.

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Published: Thu 6 Jul 2006, 10:32 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:08 PM

The new regulation, will subsequently determine the future requirements for workforce in all areas of specialisations, he said. Dr. bin Abbood described the rule as a guideline and beacon for the incumbent to upgrade his/her performance as per the required conditions.

He cited the approval of the ministerial council for services, which authorises the minister concerned to issue a decree extending the services of non-national civil servants who turn 60 years old. The candidate should satisfy the legal conditions, and no national should be available to hold the post he is holding and his service can be extended only for a maximum of five years, circular no (1) stated.

Employees should be medically fit and the service of all job holders will be extended until the end of the academic year.

The ministerial council for services had referred the amendments made to the Civil Service law to the competent bodies regarding the appointment of the undersecretaries and assistant undersecretaries by a federal decree according to the Minister's review. The minister concerned is empowered to grant the incumbent a study leave and extend the duration of the same, he said.

The Ministry has called for delegating more powers, reviewing the allowances and remunerations as well as hiring as many number as possible of nationals in the federal ministries through a package of incentives to encourage them to seek the government posts, he said.

The process of development and training of employees along with paying them suitable incentives will contribute to increase the rate of localising jobs, he added.

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