Dulsco pioneers electronic solution to disburse salaries to promote employee welfare
4,500 employees in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Fujairah receive their monthly salary through cash dispensing machines installed at Dulsco accommodation camps
Dulsco, the region's largest human resource solutions and waste management service provider, has announced that in 2008 it began deploying an electronic cash payment facility for its employees, becoming one of the first organisations in the region to implement this pioneering payment scheme. The new initiative, which is in line with Dulsco's corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, is benefiting over 4,500 workers based in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Fujairah, who are receiving their monthly salary through cash dispensing machines (CDM) that have been installed at the Dulsco employee camps.
Dulsco has appointed Workers Equity Holding (WEH), a UAE-based company approved by the Ministry of Labour to provide electronic wage payment solutions, to install the CDMs. WEH has also provided the relevant web-based software applications that automatically load monthly salary information provided by Dulsco into the CDMs. Moreover, Dulsco has revealed that the new salary distribution scheme has been configured to ensure greater corporate transparency as the Labour Ministry also has access to Dulsco's account with WEH to check if wages are disbursed in a timely manner to the employees.
Prakash Mahadalkar, Director of Finance and Administration, Dulsco LLC said: "The new payment facility reinforces Dulsco's commitment to promoting the welfare of its employees as they are the core assets of our organisation. Employees no longer have to stand in long queues in the time-consuming process of manually receiving salaries in cash. The new initiative also greatly improves the employees’ ability to save as they now have a convenient and secure place for safekeeping of their money through the CDMs, where they can now simply withdraw any
amount they require as the need arises. Moreover, Dulsco is taking care of the entire cost of administration, so employees do not have to pay anything to enjoy this special privilege."
Mr. Ibrahim Darraz, General Manager, WEH commented: "The new payment facility eliminates the lengthy process of distributing salary by cash to each employee, which has been a source of various problems and is a major inconvenience. The CDM has also emerged as a popular payment solution in view of the difficulties companies encounter when opening bank accounts for employees. Dulsco has been quick to appreciate the merits of this ground-breaking solution, which we believe underscores the company's foresight and commitment to protecting the interest of its workers. WEH will soon introduce new services such as automated remittances and a mobile top-up service which will further assist Dulsco employees to make remittances to their home country.”