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Sharjah Municipality to stop dealing in cash transactions


A chart shows the details of the Municipality’s decision.

Sharjah City Municipality will not deal with cash in its revenue and fine transactions from July 15, it has been announced.  

The deposit system will however continue to function as before via the Commercial Bank of Dubai.

The move to stop dealing with cash comes as part of the municipality’s efforts to constantly upgrade its work system and provide best services to its customers.

Explaining the decision, Thabet Al Tarifi, Director General of Sharjah City Municipality, said, “The step is consistent with our digital system which seeks to ease procedures for customers by creating various channels for payment of service fees.”

“The municipality will depend on the ‘Tahseel’ system, which is the latest technology, while providing other modes of payment within this digital system,” Tarifi added.

Explaining these modes of payment, Hamad Al Hammadi, Director of Finance Department at Sharjah City Municipality said they include ‘Tahseel’ smart card; Emirates ID card, which can be topped up via the bank that a customer deals with; banking cards (credit or debit) via POS or online and also global e-wallets (Google Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay)

Dr Abullah Ali Al Qaidi, Assistant Director General of Corporate Support Sector, said that canceling cash transactions and working with smart payment system does not just reduce costs, but also provides with a safe system and is in line with the municipality’s quality policy.

The system enables the public to pay fees of all the services provided by the municipality including rent regulation, public parking, engineering, public health, agriculture and environment, among others, Al Qaidi further explained.

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