17 caught for UAE work permit fraud

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Abu Dhabi - They manipulated the system to renew work permits illegally.

By Wam

Published: Thu 29 Aug 2019, 7:03 PM

Last updated: Fri 30 Aug 2019, 1:23 AM

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation said that it has filed reports with the Public Prosecution naming 17 suspects of various nationalities on charges of fraud and violations of the ministry's 'Tasheel' electronic system.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the ministry added that the accused violated current laws and regulations and paid less than the due fees on the work permits of other persons.
Mohammed Saqr Al Nuaimi, Assistant Under-Secretary for Support Services Affairs at the Ministry, affirmed that the ministry's internal control system is capable of detecting violations and identify persons directly involved.
"Eight of the suspects included in the reports work for several companies whose employees can complete their self-processing transactions, as allowed by the ministry.
At the request of their companies, they were granted access to the ministry's electronic system to complete their transactions," Al Nuaimi said.
Al Nuaimi then pointed out that seven persons working in other establishments with access to the electronic system committed fraud by applying for work permits at fees less than those due on the relevant permits.
"The system revealed that two suspects applied for 15 work entry permits in the names of other people. They completed the required procedures accompanied by documents that relate to the concerned citizens and bearing false signatures and photocopies of their passports," Al Nuaimi explained.
What is Tas'heel?
Tas'heel is an online government system designed to simplify all labour related processes, improve output volume and increase efficiency. It allows companies and typing centers to make online transactions and payments to MOL, encouraging a paperless environment.
Through Tas'heel, companies do not have to worry about physically submitting payments or documents - a key element that contributes to efficient and effective management of resources.

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