Khalifa, Mohammed congratulate Salman

President issues decrees, VP amends fines

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed over a telephone conversation with The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, his heart-felt condolences on the death of Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.

The President also wished Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, success in his mission of serving his country and people.

In another telephone conversation with Prince Salman, Sheikh Khalifa condoled him on the passing of Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz.

He also expressed his best wishes of success for the new Saudi crown prince.

The Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also made a telephone call to Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud congratulating on his selection as crown prince, and appointment as deputy prime minister and defence minister of Saudi Arabia.

Sheikh Mohammed wished Prince Salman success in his assignment of serving his nation and people.

Khalifa issues decrees

The UAE will have its embassy established in the Republic of Colombia. This is one of the several federal decrees issued by the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Under Federal decree 40 and 41 for 2012 Hassan Salem Al Khayyal, UAE Ambassador to Kuwait, will be transferred to the office of the Foreign Ministry, while Ali Ahmed bin Shukr Al Zu’abi will be UAE Ambassador to Kuwait.

Decree 42 renewed the secondment of Adnan Sultan Saif Al Nuaimi, diplomatic and consular corps member with the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary, to Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club for one year from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013.

Under decree 43 Saleh Ahmed Salem Khalifa Al Suwaidi and Rashid Mohammed Juma Al Mansouri, diplomatic and consular corps members have bene promoted from first secretary to minister plenipotentiary.

Decree 44 announced the termination of service of Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Abdul Rahim, at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, provided that he is paid pension in line with the provisions of law no. 2 for 2000 with respect to Abu Dhabi’s civil pensions and retirement benefits.

Economic co-operation agreement between the UAE government and Montenegro has been ratified as per decree 45. Also, 133 Interior Ministry officers have been promoted.

The decrees were published in the federal official Gazette.

Mohammed amends fines, fees

Fees and fines on Ministry of Labour's services, including labour card renewal and mid-day break ban have been amended effective August 1.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued a Cabinet decision No. 10 for 2012 amending some provisions of the Cabinet’s decision No. 27 for 2010 with respect to fees and fines on the Ministry of Labour’s services.

The new fines are effective August 1 with the exception of fines for issuance and renewal of labour card and mission cards, which have been applicable since January 2011 following the issuance of the former decision.

The fine of issuance or renewal of a labour card after 60 days of entry date or card expiry date is now Dh1,000 for each month of delay or any part thereof while the fine of issuance of a mission card after 30 days of entry date is Dh100 for each day of delay. And that of renewing a mission card after seven days from expiry date is Dh100 per each day of delay. These fines were applicable from January 1, 2011.

Artificial Emiratisation will incur a fine of Dh20,000 per employee, and so will insertion of incorrect information in the wage protection system.

Non-settlement of fine for 60 days or more to an employee will incur a fine of Dh5,000 per employee and a maximum fine of Dh50,000. The employees signing artificial documents signifying payment of their dues will incur a fine of Dh5,000 per employee and a maximum of Dh50,000.

Violating noon work ban will incur a fine of Dh15,000 per case, while non-participation in the wage protection system will incur a fine of Dh10,000, and so will the non-adherence to the professional health, safety standards.

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