Self-employed national service recruits to get monetary support

Recruits who were unemployed before starting their service will also receive Dh3,000 a month.

National service recruits who are self-employed and own their own business are to receive Dh3,000 a month in remuneration.

Federal Decree No 117 of 2014 from the President, Sheikh Khalifa, was announced on Monday, the state news agency Wam reported.

Recruits who were unemployed before starting their service will also receive Dh3,000 a month. However, remuneration may be amended by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Wam reported.

Remuneration for servicemen and employees who complete their service at institutions defined by a 2014 federal law is dependent on the time served. Brigadiers who serve three months or less will receive Dh21,000 a month, while lieutenant colonels and majors will get Dh19,000 a month. Lieutenants up to captains or their equivalent, meanwhile, will receive Dh17,000 a month and servicemen of other ranks will receive Dh15,000.

The salary of recruits who have worked more than three months will be based on the last total salary. Recruits who have completed their service will receive Dh3,000 a month if they have served under three months, Dh8,000 for services spanning three to nine months and Dh15,000 for more than 9 months service.

The pay scale will apply to recruits whose service is mandatory and for civilian volunteers, according to the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces.

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Published: December 23, 2014 04:00 AM

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