Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi.
Hajar Khamis, Staff Reporter
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Sunday approved the financial settlement of 11 staff members of the Sharjah Police.
It has been approved that the government of Sharjah will bear the sums owed to those employees, amounting to Dhs13.342 million, so that they will receive retirement salary.
Those eleven people were of the elderly who obtained the Family Book, years after the date of their appointment in the Sharjah Police.
This announcement was made by Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, during a phone call through the “Direct Line” programme, which is broadcast live via Sharjah Radio and Television, with Mohammed Al Suwaidi.
He said, “Sheikh Sultan contacted me on Thursday evening and asked about the issue of Abu Saleh, which he responded to and assured him that it will be settled. I answered we have already a pending case for Abu Saleh, along with a list of all cases similar to him, and we are awaiting for the return of Sheikh Sultan to approve them.”
“Sheikh Sultan said consider it settled and the approval has already been issued,” Al Shamsi added.
Al Shamsi continued, “Last Friday morning, we sent to Sheikh Sultan, a list of names and a few hours later, we received the approval from His Highness. The 11 beneficiaries are elderly people who have made sincere efforts throughout their work for the GHQ of Sharjah Police. They were recruited while they had no Family Book; however they obtained after years of appointment, which led to a demand for certain payment in order to benefit from the pension.”
He continued, “We contacted Dr Tariq Sultan Bin Khadim, Member of the Executive Council of Sharjah and Head of Human Resources Department, who promised that the procedures would be completed within 48 hours.”
Earlier, Abu Saleh from Khor Fakkan said in his conversation that he had been working for Sharjah Police for 26 years but when he started work he did not have a family book.
Abu Saleh had a family book after 13 years and as soon as he reached the retirement age, he asked the human resources section to allow him to be pensioned off. He was told, however, that his previous service would not be calculated, according to the human resources law.
He explained that he and some other people got their family books several years after joining work.
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