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MoI Reviews Domestic Helpers Contract Form

01 Jun 2014
Al Khaleej
 
The Naturalization, Residency and Ports Sector at the Ministry of Interior finished recently preparing the new and amended domestic helpers contract form after four years of implementation.

In this context, Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Acting Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior for Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs, noted that amending and updating the contract form has been achieved following assessment of the contract’s implementation phase during the past period. “The new contract takes into account the different changes and aims to regulate relations between domestic workers and their employers. It is also the only reference adopted in determining the obligations of both parties to the contract, based on the provisions of the law,” indicated Major General Al Khaili. Moreover, he pointed out that ratifying the new contract form falls within the jurisdiction of the Residency and Foreigners Affairs Departments.

Moreover, Major General Al Khaili indicated that the new contract shall enter into force once ratified as of June 1, 2014, without the need for any procedures or ratifications by others authorities. It will be available for all via the electronic services system (E-service).

The Acting Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior for Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs stressed that the updated version of the contract represents one of the many measures that the Ministry of Interior is reviewing, with a view to address the negative issues witnessed during the past period of implementation regarding domestic helpers. “This regulatory action fulfills the Ministry of Interior’s strategic goals and vision 2014-2016,” concluded Major General Al Khaili.
On the other hand, Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Assistant Undersecretary for Naturalization, Residency and Ports, adopted the evaluation plan and periodic review of sector for Naturalization, Residency and Ports, to close the points of improvement on a regular basis so as to enhance the dissemination of a culture of organizational excellence, and improve performance for Naturalization, Residency and Ports to be one of the most distinctive sectors of the Ministry of Interior.

Khaili said: The sector nationality, residence and ports, launched an initiative for self-assessment in accordance with the standards of organizational excellence at the state level, to achieve the strategy of the Ministry of Interior (2014-2016) and to apply its methodology.

He stressed that the strategic management and development of performance adopted the initiative, in collaboration with the General Administration of strategy and performance development at the Ministry of the Interior, through its support for Naturalization, Residency and Ports by suitable rehabilitation and training in various areas of quality and excellence, and that the results of this initiative would contribute in raising the level of customer satisfaction, human resources and partners in all concerned parties.

For his part, Colonel Dr Abdullah Abdulrahman bin Sultan, Director of Strategy and Performance Development in the affairs of nationality, residence and ports, said the General Administration of strategy and performance development at the Ministry of Interior has supported the sector with the most important local and foreign reference comparisons, and has held several local and international evaluator sessions, pointing out that the leaders of the nationality, residence and ports sector were briefed in 2013 on the experience of the General Command of Dubai Police winning initiative of self-assessment in the Dubai government Excellence award, also the team of strategic management and development of performance briefed on the test of Passports British inspection devices, where the sector put plans on its light to develop initiatives, launched by the applying it in the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Abu Dhabi, and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, pointing out that they have form a team of self-evaluation includes national expertise from qualified international organizations in the field of organizational excellence and strategic field .

Major Issa AlQayedi, head of the self-assessment team, explained that the evaluation is intended to clarify the traditional side by highlighting the strengths and improvement points, especially highlighting the creative and successful experiences in order to share best practices and successful experiences in order to characterize the sector.
 
 
Last Update:: 6/1/2014