His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the payment of annual performance-based increment for employees of the Government of Dubai for last year.
The said increment covers the past year - 2010, according to a press release by the Dubai Government Media Office (DGMO).
"His Highness' order reflects his interest in human resources as one of the top priorities of the government. He further underlines the awarding of sincere efforts backing excellence adopted by the Government of Dubai to advance the performance of its departments to the highest levels," the release added.
Last year's performance results showed a high level of maturity, flexibility and resilience to domestic as well as global changes while keeping high performance, according to the release.
Mohammed attends Rashid Awards for Academic Excellence
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended the Rashid Awards for Academic Excellence, organised by the Dubai Cultural and Scientific Association on Wednesday afternoon.
Also present at the ceremony were Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Cabinet Affairs Minister Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Commander General of Dubai Police Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Director of Dubai Ruler's Office Lt General Musabbah Rashid Al Fattan, Dubai Attorney General Essam Issa Al Humaidan, dignitaries, senior officials and heads of cultural and educational institutions in the country.
Mohammed orders monthly payment for national fishermen
The order of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai - Decree No. 4 of 2011 regulating the monthly salaries of national fishermen in the emirate of Dubai - has been implemented.
The chairman of the Dubai Fishermen's Cooperative Association Brigadier Mohammed Saeed Al Marri thanked Sheikh Mohammed for his continuous support for national fishermen in Dubai.
The new rules stipulate that benefits will be restricted to UAE citizens who have been members of the Dubai Fishermen's Cooperative Association for more than 15 years, with the added condition that they are not currently receiving a salary or pension from the local or federal government.
As per Article IV of the decree, fishermen entitled to benefits must own a boat and have registered it with the relevant authorities prior to August 1st, 2008.