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UAE postpones good conduct certificate requirement for job visas


UAE postpones good conduct certificate requirement for job visas 

Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announces postponement of new requirement
Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News archives Dubai: The UAE has postponed the mandatory requirement for a good conduct certificate for employment visas from April 1, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. The ministry, in a response to a Twitter user's inquiry, said that the requirement is postponed "until further notice".
The UAE had made the good conduct certificate mandatory for employment visas starting on February 4. Sources told Gulf News that authorities have started processing visa applications from certain nationalities without the good conduct certificate from last week. However, the ministry had not officially confirmed this. Until Thursday, the last working day in March, the ministry replied to Twitter users that there was no update when they enquired about the status of the requirement of good conduct certificate. “If there is any update, [it] will be shared on the official channels,” it had added.
On Sunday morning, the ministry updated the latest decision to all those who had made the enquiry through Twitter. However, no media statement has been issued as of press time on Sunday. The rule making it mandatory to obtain a certificate of good conduct for expatriates to get a work permit in the UAE had come into effect after the UAE Coordination Committee in January approved a Cabinet Resolution issued in 2017 stipulating that expatriates who apply for work visa in the UAE must first obtain a certificate of good conduct — issued either by their home country or the country where they lived for the last five years.
Sourced : http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-postpones-good-conduct-certificate-requirement-for-job-visas-1.2197723

Price of petrol, diesel slashed by over Rs2


Price of petrol, diesel slashed by over Rs2 

The federal government announced a new tariff for petroleum products on Saturday, reducing the per-litre price of petrol and diesel by Rs2.07 and Rs2.00 respectively. From April 1, 92 RON petrol will be sold for Rs86 and high speed diesel for Rs96.45, while prices of kerosene and light diesel will be maintained, a press release by the Ministry of Finance stated.
The statement said the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) had asked that the prices of light diesel and kerosene should be increased — recommendations that were not adopted and thus respective price for the products maintained at Rs65.30 and Rs76.46 respectively. The ministry, however, also stated that Ogra had asked for a greater price cut for petrol — another recommendation that could not be followed completely as, the ministry explained, the price cut granted in previous months was more than what was asked for.
The prices will remain effective until April 30. Based on existing tax rates and import prices reported by Pakistan State Oil, Ogra had recommended a reduction of Rs5.26 per litre in the price of petrol for April. The regulator had also recommended an increase of 65 paisa per litre for high speed diesel, 55 paisa per litre for light diesel oil and 13 paisa per litre for kerosene.
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