Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, has approved a new salary scheme for Dubai government employees.

The new scheme, effective from January 1, 2020, is aligned with Dubai's strategy to develop the government's work system,  and includes new features that support government employees and ensures a positive work-life balance.

According to the new scheme, government employees will receive an average salary increase of 10 percent. Professional employees will receive a salary increase ranging from 9 percent to 16 percent.

As part of providing a good work-life balance for employees, the scheme has provisions for flexible working hours, telework and part-time employment.

The scheme specifies a minimum wage for fresh Emirati graduates and outlines risk allowance, air ticket allowance, medical insurance, and end-of-service benefits.

The scheme provides fair opportunities for promotion, transparency and budget control and seeks to enhance competitiveness and strategic planning for government HR needs.

The Crown Prince approved the formation of a career-grade placement committee. The Director General of Dubai Government Human Resources Department, Abdulla Al Falasi, will chair the committee.

The committee will approve the career-grade placement lists based on the grades and salaries defined in the new scheme.

(Writing by Seban Scaria , editing by Anoop Menon)

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