Sharjah: Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, clarified the 4 categories that qualify for retirement in the Sharjah government, as of January 2023.
Dr. Al Qasimi was during a call on the “Direct Line” program and it was broadcasted on Sharjah’s radio and television. 51 individuals are included in the first category, which is for people who have reached legal retirement age.
The second category includes 23 people those who have not yet reached the legal retirement age. It is for those who have enough money saved up in the Sharjah Social Security Fund to completely manage their expenditures. Additionally, they should have worked for the government for 35 years.
The third category is for those who have completed 30 years of work and who agree that the government buys their retirement by paying on their behalf what remains on them to the Sharjah Social Security Fund to retire, and their number is 86.
The fourth category is reserved for women only who meet the conditions for retirement and have completed 20 years of work in the emirate’s government, and their number is 189, bringing the total number of cases to 349.
Dr. Sheikh Sultan observed that there are also other cases of retirement, which are those with chronic diseases, where the government pays the remaining amounts to the Sharjah Social Security Fund so that they can retire, as well as people who lack competence and can no longer contribute.
The Sharjah Ruler asserted that there are new projects that will provide a lot of jobs, including electricity projects in Khorfakkan and Kalba that necessitate a large number of workers, and in the Layyah area where all the energy-producing machinery is currently being replaced, as well as a substantial electricity project and another water project in the Al Hamriyah area that will provide 90 million gallons of water per day, in addition to small but significant water projects.