70% rise in retired military personnel pensions

Acting upon the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a decision amending certain provisions in the law regulating the pensions and gratuities for those who worked in the Defence Ministry.

According to the amendments, the military personnel and employees at the Defence Ministry retired before 1st January 2008 will be entitled to a 70 per cent increase in the pensions beginning from 1st March 2011.

The President's generous gesture is given as part of his keenness to ensure ways of decent living for the citizens.

The order given by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also recognises the noble services the armed forces and defence ministry personnel have rendered for the nation throughout their work.

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