UAE President issues decree on remuneration of national service, reserve service recruits

ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued Federal Decree No. 117 of 2014 on remuneration of recruits on national service and those called to reserve service.

According to the first article of the new decree, national service recruits who are self-employed professionals and owners of personal enterprises will receive remuneration of AED3000 a month. Recruits who are not employees of ministries and government departments and federal and local institutions and the private sector will receive remuneration of AED3000 a month.

The Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces may amend the said remuneration at his discretion of the public interest.

The second article states that remuneration of those on reserve service will be the following: – For servicemen and employees who completed their service at the institutions defined by Article 6 of Federal Law No. 6 of 2014 which states that military service may be completed at the UAE Armed Forces, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Interior, the State Security Service and other institutions part of the military system, and others identified by the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

In case the duration of service for a serviceman or employee is three months or less, they will receive remuneration for the whole period as follows: – Rank of brigadier or equivalent: AED21,000.

– Ranks of lieutenant colonel and major or equivalent: AED19,000.

– Ranks of lieutenant up to captain or equivalent: AED17,000.

– Other ranks: AED15,000.

In case the duration of the serviceman or employee is more than three month, he will receive a monthly salary based on the last total salary (for the rank in the military service or employment grade) which will be equivalent to the salary for the previous rank or grade.

In case a recruit has already completed national service, he will receive AED3000 monthly if his reserve service is less than three months, AED8,000 if the service is between three to nine months, and AED15,000 monthly if the reserve service is longer than nine months.

The new decree noted that for nationals whose enlisting in the reserve service is deemed necessary by the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces, remuneration will be as follows: – AED3000 monthly if his reserve service is less than three months, -AED8,000 if the service is between three to nine months, – AED15,000 monthly if the reserve service is longer than nine months For civilian volunteers willing to join the reserve service and are approved by the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces, remuneration will be as follows: AED3000 monthly if his reserve service is less than three months, -AED8,000 if the service is between three to nine months, – AED15,000 monthly if the reserve service is longer than nine months According to the decree which will be published in the Official Gazette, the Deputy Supreme Commander of The Armed Forces may make any amendments to the value of the abovementioned remunerations at his discretion of the public interest.PH

SOURCE: WAM