Maktoum Issues Five Decrees
Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Dubai, has issued three Cabinet decrees amending three decrees, Emirates’ official news agency (WAM) reported.
The amended decrees, said the agency, deal with environmental protection, system of employment of non-UAE nationals, and the academic leaves and training courses for federal staff.
The new decree on the environmental protection stated the method for the protection of marine environment, handling of dangerous materials and medical wastes, as well as the system of the evaluation of environmental effect on installations and the method of applying insecticides and fertilizers, said WAM.
The decree, which is to be published in the official gazette, takes effect from the date of its publication, except the article dealing with the handling of dangerous materials and medical wastes, which should be effective after 90 days of the date of publishing the decree.
The second decree, which is on the amendment of the system of employing non-UAE nationals, also stated that a paragraph be added to Article 2 of the Cabinet Resolution to cater for persons already living in the country, who are specialists in a very important field, but which would be decided upon the recommendation of the Civil Service Commission and approved by the Cabinet.
The third decree also called for the addition of a new paragraph to Article 2 of the Cabinet Decree to state as follows: “No doctor or pharmacist would be given permit if he or she has not served the government for two years, at least, if his or her mission is to get a master degree or its equivalent. Similarly, no medical technician would be given permit if his mission is to acquire a bachelor degree unless he or she has served the government for one year, at least.”
According to the Gulf News, Sheikh Maktoum has also issued two other decrees: one on enforcement of decisions by the judicial committee which settles landlord-tenant disputes and the other concerning charges for technical examination of vehicles.
Under the new decree on landlord-tenant disputes, the ruling by an executive judge enforcing the judicial committee's decision that the premises must be evacuated will be final and not subject to any appeal or challenge. The decree took effect on November 4.
Under the decree concerning charges for technical examination of vehicles, Dubai Police will charge Dh150 to examine any vehicle involved in a serious accident and issue a report.
The examination and report will be conducted on request. The decree took effect on October 1 – Albawaba.com
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