The government federal program has launched a new policy for the private sector of UAE. According to the guideline, all organizations in the private sector should register their Emirati employees with the General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA). The Emirates News Agency said that registration should complete within 30 days from their joining date.
The decision was made as part of the project of the 50 by Nafis. Nafis aimed to speed up the developmental process in the UAE. in order to maintain sustainable development in the economy, Nafi requires employees in the private sector to register their Emirati employees and ensure their registration within one month.
Contributions must be paid by all private sector entities in the country
Every year, the government has been coming up with new policies that boost the number of Emiratis who work for private companies. Like other programs, Nafi offers Emiratis who are employed in the private sector a high range of benefits from this new project.
The main benefits will be salary support by providing various schemes that would be beneficial for the employees such as pension programs, job offers, child allowance schemes, national healthcare programs, and vocational counseling programs.
According to this project, all private organizations should pay their contributions at the beginning of every month. The employee’s responsibility is to ensure that the registration process is completed within the deadline. The program believes to empower the Emiratis to get employed in the private sector and thereby focus on sustainable development.
The officials told The National that the new guide will encourage citizens to join the private sector and motivate companies to take Emiratis on board. The officials aim to create more than 12,000 jobs annually for UAE citizens irrespective of all economic sectors. Nafi initiated a new project that targets career-building initiatives for Emiratis, getting 75,000 Emiratis into private sector jobs in September 2021.
The UAE cabinet ordered a new rule that companies with more than 50 employees should have a two percent Emirati workforce from next year. The percentage may move up to 10 percent by the year 2026. They also added that if a company fails to reach the monthly target, they must pay Dh 6,000 per month for every Emirati who fails to hire.
Emiratisation is an initiative of the United Arab Emirates government that is beneficial for employers in a meaningful and efficient manner in both public and private sectors to boost the UAE’s development at the socio-economic level. The UAE’s reputation is remarkable with several global achievements. This Reputation is maintained through strong commitment and strategic leadership to socio-economic development. Simultaneously, It ensures the progress of employees from both sectors.
This year, officials approved a number of measures that would benefit Emirati families including unemployed citizens. The GPSSA explained that after registering with GPSSA, the individuals who registered are obligated to pay their share of 5 percent of their calculated salary. The employer should deduct the contribution of the employer from their salary and transfer directly to the GPSSA on a monthly basis. Govt. motivates this scheme and as a part of this, the government contributes 2.5 percent.