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A Company sued for misusing money allocated for Emirati trainees in the UAE.

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


UAE Ministry Human Resources Emiratization MoHRE referred

The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE) has referred a private company to the Public Prosecution for deducting money from financial support allocated as part of a federal program for Emirati trainees.


A complaint was filed by a female Emirati trainee at the company. It was found that the company had instructed the trainees to pay a monthly financial contribution, which was deducted from their financial support received during the training process spanning over 12 months as part of the ‘Nafis’ program (a federal program to increase the competitiveness of Emirati human resources and empower them to occupy jobs in the private sector).


The company claimed that it was allocating the deducted amounts to humanitarian initiatives.


According to the Ministry, such practices are considered a violation of the requirements explained to establishments before they are licensed by Nafis to train Emiratis. It is also considered a deviation from the basic objective of the training process, which is to equip the Emiratis in the private sector and develop their skillsets before they are employed permanently by those establishments after the successful completion of the training.


Nafis offers multiple benefits to Emiratis. MoHRE stressed that it will be dealing firmly with such violations by imposing administrative penalties and fines against establishments that attempt to exploit Nafis incentives and benefits.

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