Sharjah (Gulf Inside) Dr. Tariq Sultan bin Khadim, a member of the Sharjah Executive Council and chairman of the Sharjah Human Resource Directorate (SHRD), said that from Sunday, July 19, all government employees have returned to work in their departments and agencies.
According to the UAE’s state-run news agency WAM, the process of repatriation of employees in departments and offices has started from today as per the directive of the Executive Council of the Sharjah government and on the basis of a circular issued by the directorate.
Dr. Tariq Sultan bin Khadim said that this decision has been made in accordance with the order of Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, the ruler of Sharjah. Coronavirus is part of a comprehensive plan to gradually return to normal life, following all precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.
He appreciated the tremendous efforts of the employees of various organizations who helped in overcoming the Corona virus crisis.
The Chairman, Sharjah Human Resource Directorate stressed the importance of taking all necessary health precautions and adhering to the principles of social distance between employees while adhering to various rules and regulations to ensure the safety of employees.
He stressed the importance of the commitment of the parties to strictly implement all precautionary measures aimed at preventing the spread of this global epidemic.
Commenting on the development, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Qasimi, Director General, Department of E-Government, Sharjah, described the Sharjah government’s announcement to return 100% of its employees to office as important.”It is important to provide a healthy working environment for all employees in line with the current situation,” he said.
Engineer Khalid Al-Mahiri, a member of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Town Planning and Survey Department (DTPS), confirmed that the department has implemented all precautionary measures at its headquarters and branches in different parts of the emirate.
He added that a committee has been formed to monitor the implementation of precautionary measures against the corona virus, which will ensure the safety of all employees.
Khalid Al-Mahiri also clarified that the department has conducted a number of workshops for employees in remote areas with the aim of raising awareness on ways to ensure implementation of precautionary measures.
Engineer Ali bin Shaheen Al-Suwaidi, Member of the Executive Council of the Islamic Emirate of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Directorate of Public Works (SDPW), directed the Sharjah Human Resource Directorate to take all precautionary measures to ensure the direct safety of all employees. The desire of the director is emphasized.
Sharjah Health Authority (SHA) Chairman Dr. Abdullah bin Ali Mohyan stressed that the authority has taken all precautionary and safety measures to ensure the safe return of its employees to their places of employment.
Commenting on the return to work, Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority (SRTA) Chairman Engineer Yousuf Saleh Al-Suwaiji said that the authority has taken all precautionary measures to ensure the safety of all returning employees. He lauded the efforts of the Sharjah Human Resource Directorate to curb the spread of the corona virus.
Waleed Al-Sayyag, Director General of the Finance Department, praised the department’s strategic plan to welcome employees and ensure their safety, and stressed the need to take the necessary safety measures to protect the work environment.
Abdullah Mahmood, director of the support services department at Sharjah Economic Development (SEDD), pointed out that the department has provided all the necessary items to ensure strict adherence to precautionary measures.
Muhammad Yousaf Ali, director of general services at the Department of Social Services in Sharjah, explained that the decision to return was important to enhance the continuity of government work and the gradual return of employees.