SHARJAH 30 November 2017: From 2nd of November, Sharjah government employees have been ‘subordinated’ to the Sharjah Social Security Fund (SSSF), as per Emiri Decree No. 70 of 2017 by H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
The decree stipulates that Emirati employees working in government and semi-government entities, Sharjah’s government bodies and institutions, as well as companies and private sector enterprises wholly owned by the government of Sharjah, are subject to the legislative provisions of establishing and organising the SSSF, pensions, and retirement benefits in the emirate, said Wam.
Private sector companies and institutions, in which Sharjah government is a shareholder or has shares, can request the inclusion of its Emirati employees in the legislative provisions of establishing and organising the SSSF, pensions, and retirement benefits in the emirate, and they shall be subject to such legislation upon the approval of the board of directors of the fund after coordination with the General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA).
The Sharjah Executive Council shall take the necessary measures to implement this decree, and the GPSSA will be notified thereof.
According to the Decree, the Directorate of Human Resources in Sharjah oversees the Sharjah Social Security Fund and shall coordinate with all concerned parties to implement the provisions of this decree until the board of directors of the fund is formed.
The Decree will be effective from 2nd November, 2017, and any provision contrary to what is stated in this law will be repealed.
The Decree will be published in the Official Gazette.