New FNC rules forbid members’ absence from meetings

The council also decided to approve a rule that allows FNC delegates who are not members of a specific committee to sit in on the meeting as external specialists and experts.

ABU DHABI // The FNC is to introduce stringent rules to ensure members attend committee meetings.

One of the 48 new clauses to the Government advisory body’s constitution also means members cannot leave meetings without the chairman’s permission.

The new clauses, contained in a document seen by The National, say that if members miss more than 30 days of meetings and do not have a written excuse, they could face legal action.

The council also decided to approve a rule that allows FNC delegates who are not members of a specific committee to sit in on the meeting as external specialists and experts.

They will not, however, be allowed to vote on the recommendations.

The majority of the members in each committee will elect two new observers at every new session. If both observers are absent, the head of the committee will chose one for the current meeting.

It was also decided that temporary or permanent committees can be composed to establish a special project and a president must be chosen to send the recommendations and memos to the Cabinet.

A clause also stipulates that the president of the committee will allow the members to speak in order of the arrangement of their topics not on their positions in the committee.

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Published: June 3, 2015 04:00 AM

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