Permanent Committees

Permanent Committees

Financial and Economic Committee

Members:

  1. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Minister of Finance – Head of the committee.
  2. His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs – Deputy Head of the committee.
  3. His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
  4. His Excellency Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future.
  5. His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy.
  6. His Excellency Mubarak Rashid Al Mansouri, Governor of UAE Central Bank.
  7. His Excellency Dr. Abdulla bin Mohammed Bilhaif Al-Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development.
  8. His Excellency Obaid bin Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs.

Functions:

  1. Study and approve the main features of the annual draft budget of the federation and identify priorities of projects, programmes and areas of spending in such a manner that will guarantee balancing of expenses and estimated revenues.
  2. Propose means for development of human resources, diversify sources of income, broaden revenues base and increase general income of federal budget.
  3. Study final accounts of the federal government, federal institutions, and the bureau of accounting reports on the closing accounts of the federal government and institutions as well as annual reports of courts.
  4. Propose general guidelines of the financial, monetary, and economic policies of the UAE and present the related recommendations on this matter to the Cabinet.
  5. Study the projects of updating financial and administrative procedures to improve the level of government performance.
  6. Study the projects for signing of economic and trade agreements, and formulate a joint scenario for implementing such agreements and making recommendations on them to the cabinet.
  7. Set guidelines on the stand of the state on issues raised within the framework of the GCC and other parties to enable ministers concerned to take the right positions on such matters.
  8. Study the monetary, economic and trade reports of the UAE.
  9. Submit to the Cabinet a report on the recommendations and suggestions of the committee regarding the above-mentioned aspects and follow up the implementation of resolutions issued by the Cabinet on these matters in coordination with the parties concerned.
  10. Any other duties assigned to the committee by the Cabinet.

The National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking

Members:

  1. HE Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the Committee.
  2. One or more representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
  3. One or more representatives of the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs.
  4. One or more representatives of the Dubai Police General Command.
  5. One or more representatives from the Ministry of the Interior.
  6. One or more representatives of the Ministry of Justice.
  7. One or more representatives of the Federal Public Prosecution.
  8. One or more representatives from the Public Prosecution- Abu Dhabi.
  9. One or more representatives from the Public Prosecution - Dubai.
  10. One or more representatives from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
  11. One or more representatives from the Ministry of Community Development.
  12. One or more representatives from the Ministry of Health and Community Protection.
  13. One or more representatives of shelters for victims of human trafficking.
  14. One or more representatives of the Dubai Foundation for the Care of Women and Children.
  15. One or more representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
  16. One or more representatives of the UAE Red Crescent Authority.
  17. One or more representatives of the UAE Society for Human Rights.

Functions:

  1. Study and update the legislation related to human trafficking in order to achieve the required protection for the victims in accordance with international requirements.
  2. Prepare reports on the measures taken by the UAE to combat human trafficking in coordination with relevant government entities Examine reports on human trafficking and take necessary actions.
  3. Study reports on human trafficking and take necessary actions.
  4. Coordinate between various government entities, ministries and organisations in the fight against human trafficking and take follow-up actions in this regard.
  5. Raise awareness of issues related to human trafficking through publications and by organising conferences, seminars and training to achieve the objectives of the Committee.
  6. Participate with the authorities concerned in the UAE in international conferences and forums on combating human trafficking, and the showcase the UAE’s point of view in these international forums.
  7. Carry out duties commissioned by the Committee in this area

Per the Cabinet Decree No 6/127 of the Year 2008, The Committee shall take the following extra mandates:

  1. Widen the scope of federal law no 51/2006 on human trafficking for home labour.
  2. Develop a strategy taking part all relevant entities in the UAE through the following:
    • Develop legislations and laws on human trafficking.
    • Empower relevant authorities to take preventative measures.
    • Provide protection and support for victims.
    • Boost cooperation to combat crimes. 

Human Resource Development Committee in Banking Sector

Members:

  1. Humaid bin Mohammed Al Qattami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority – Head of the committee.
  2. Abdulaziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Emirates Banks Association, and CEO of Mashreq Bank.
  3. Mubarak Saeed Al Dhaheri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
  4. Nasar Al Hamily, Assistant Undersecretary for Government Coordination Sector at Ministry of Presidential Affairs.
  5. Ibrahim Obaid Al Zaabi, Director General of the Insurance Authority.
  6. Saif Hadef Al-Shamsi, Assistant Governor of the Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Department at the Central Bank.
  7. Yousef Obaid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Board of Directors of RAK Bank.
  8. Hesham Al Qassam, Deputy Chairman at Emirates NBD.
  9. Abdulfattah Sharaf, CEO of HSBC Bank.
  10. Ala’a Eraiqat, ‏CEO of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.
  11. Saif Humaid Hamad Dalmouj Al Dhaheri, Executive Vice President of Human Capital and Facilities Management Group, Al Hilal Bank.
  12. Huda Abdulla, Head of Branches at First Gulf Bank.
  13. Saleh Rashid Al Dhahiri, Chairman of Emirates Insurance Association.
  14. Jamal Al Jasmi, general manager of Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies.

Functions:

  1. Prepare strategic plans, programmes and tools to achieve Emiratisation targets in the banking and financial sector.
  2. Set mechanisms to control the banking and financial sector's commitment to Emiratisation targets within the specified time frames.
  3. Prepare strategies to increase Emiratisation rates in leadership positions and as specialists in banking and financial sector.
  4. Support job stability among the citizens and enable them to have successful careers.
  5. Propose ways and means to address the challenges in the implementation of the Emiratisation policy in the private banking sector.
  6. Coordinate with educational institutions to encourage citizens to study Banking and Finance, and launch specialised programmes to meet the needs of the banking and financial institutions for qualified human resources.
  7. Rehabilitation and development of national talents working in the banking and financial sector, and development of training programs.
  8. Complete the construction of a database for banking and financial sector and work to develop and update it. The database includes the number of workers in the banking sector and number of citizens and their educational and positions as well as the number of vacancies in each organization.
  9. Coordinate with UAE Central Bank and Ministry of Labour to develop a mechanism to control Emiratisation process in the banking and financial sector, and the procedures to be followed in instances of non-compliance.
  10. Hold meetings with the departments of the banking and financial sector to raise awareness about increasing the Emiratisation rates, and hear their proposals and resolve obstacles that hinder the implementation of the Emiratisation policy.
  11. Submit semi-annual reports to the Cabinet on regulations and activities carried out by the Committee, and plans and recommendations proposed in this regard.
  12. Prepare concept papers on projects and regulations to support local human resources development in the banking and financial sector and the appropriate way for their implementation.
  13. Adopt the rules and procedure for its meetings.
  14. Prepare administrative and financial systems and regulations of the Committee work.
  15. Any other tasks assigned to it by the Cabinet.

Medical Liability Supreme Committee

Members

  1. Dr. Abdul Razzaq Madani, Internal and endocrinology Consultant – Head of the committee.
  2. Dr. Salem Nasser Al Harthy, General Surgery Consultant – Deputy Head of the committee.
  3. Dr. Mona Khalfan, Gynecology and Obstetrics Consultant.
  4. Dr. Salem Al Kaabi, Heart Consultant.
  5. Dr. Ziyad Al Rayes, Intensive Care Consultant.
  6. Dr. Sumaia Zarouni, Pediatric Consultant.
  7. Dr. Sohail Mohammed Al Ruken, Neurological Diseases Consultant.
  8. Dr. Fatima Al Khamiri, Forensics Consultant.
  9. Dr. .Mohammed Marzouki, Rheumatism Consultant.
  10. Ms. Laila Ibrahim Ahli, Office Manager of the Higher Committee for Medical liability - Member and Rapporteur.

Functions

  1. The Committee is concerned with the following: the presence of a medical error or not, with the statement caused, the damage incurred by him, if any, and the causal relationship between the fault and the damage, and any other things asks them. Determining the risk of career-related medical practices.
  2. The Committee shall exercise their competencies referred to above at the request of the following entities and not others: Director General of the Health (Ministry of Health and Prevention and the federal state or local government agencies concerned with health affairs in the UAE), Competent Court and Public Prosecution.

Technical Committee for Legislations

Members:

  1. His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Justice – Head of the Committee.
  2. Representative of the Ministry of Justice – Deputy Head of the committee.
  3. Representative of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs.
  4. Representative of the General Secretariat of the Cabinet and the Future.
  5. Representative of the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs.
  6. Representative of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  7. Representative of Dubai Legal Affairs Department.
  8. Legal Advisor for the Ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah.

Functions:

  1. Consider federal legislation referred to the Committee by the ministries or federal authorities based on the approval of the Cabinet or the Prime Minister.
  2. Review all articles of draft laws in terms of legal drafting style and ensure the provisions of the draft laws are clear and easy to understand and implement.
  3. Ensure that there is no conflict between the draft laws and the previous valid legislation.
  4. Solicit opinions from experts in the area of specialised legislation.
  5. Ensure that legislation covers of all the aspects for which they propose the legislation.
  6. Submit proposals to the Cabinet on the mechanisms needed to create public opinion and address the impact of the issuance of the legislation as well as the extent of need to translate the legislation into other languages.
  7. Call on the minister or Federal authority concerned to discuss the draft law.

Higher Committee for Consumer Protection

Members:

  1. His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy – Head of the committee.
  2. Director General of the Ministry of Economy – Deputy Head of the committee.
  3. Director General of the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology.
  4. General Secretary of the Federation of United Arab Emirates Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
  5. Executive Director for Medical Practices and Licenses.
  6. Executive Director for Commercial Affairs in Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development.
  7. Director of the Commercial Protection and Control Department of Economic Development Department in Dubai.
  8. Director General of the Economic Department in Umm Al Quwain.
  9. Chairman of the Consumer Cooperative Union.
  10. Director of the Commercial Protection and Control Department of Economic Development Department in Ras Al Khaimah.
  11. A representative of the Emirates Society for Consumer Protection.
  12. Deputy Director of the Legal Affairs Department of Economic Development Department in Sharjah.
  13. Director of the Department of Legal Affairs and Housing in the Emirate of Fujairah.
  14. Director of Inspection and Follow-up in the Municipality and Planning Development in Ajman.
  15. Director of the Consumer Protection Department in the Ministry of Economy.

Functions:

  1. Set the general policy for consumer protection and preserve the health, safety and rights of consumers.
  2. Propose laws and regulations related to consumer protection.
  3. Develop policies to achieve the principle of fair competition and fight monopoly practices.
  4. Develop general guidelines to improve the quality of goods and services.
  5. Recommend other terms unlisted in the regulations to determine what is considered abnormal increase in prices.
  6. Recommend new cases of monopoly that damage the national economy and the consumers.
  7. Recommend necessary actions to protect consumers and rather than harm them in the event of a crisis or abnormal market situations which can lead to unusual increase in prices.
  8. Develop policies to raise consumer awareness and guide them to rationalise consumption patterns.
  9. Provide suggestions and recommendations to resolve disputes and complaints between consumers and suppliers.
  10. Develop the necessary controls over advertising that mislead the consumers.
  11. Develop procedures to ensure the fairness of commercial transaction and protect consumers in all market dealings.
  12. Work on developing rules and regulations to achieve the stability of markets and transactions.
  13. Appoint an external auditor to audit the accounts of the Committee and determine the annual fees.
  14. Open a separate account in a national bank on behalf of the Committee to receive donations and grants from institutions, companies and various government and non-government organizations, subject to the supervision of the Committee.
  15. Establish reconciliation committees to resolve disputes related to consumers.
  16. Formed by a ministerial decision, the committee members include representatives from the ministry, local chambers of commerce, local authorities, and the Society of Consumer Protection.
  17. Establish experienced committees to study contracts in various areas of consumption and make recommendations about unfair contracts. These committees are formed by a ministerial decision specifying its functions.
  18. Consider other issues related to consumer protection referred by the Minister.
  19. Set rules for suppliers to be responsible for any cases require maintenance and/or repair.
  20. Appoint a lawyer for customer rights
  21. Propose to hire a lawyer for consumer rights in court and in coordination with Department of Customer Protection in Ministry of Finance.

Coordinating and Economic Cooperation Committee

Members:

  1. His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy – Head of the committee.
  2. Head of the Department of Economic Development of Abu Dhabi or his representative.
  3. Head of Department of Economic Development in the Emirate of Dubai or his representative.
  4. Head of Department of Economic Development in the Emirate of Sharjah or his representative.
  5. Head of Department of Economic Development in the Emirate of Ajman or his representative.
  6. Head of Department of Economic Development in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah or his representative.
  7. Head of Department of Economic Development in the Emirate of Fujairah or his representative.
  8. Head of Department of Economic Development in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain or his representative.
  9. A representative of the Ministry of Finance.
  10. A representative of the Ministry of Human Resources and Resettlement.
  11. A Representative for the Bank of the United Arab Emirates central.

Functions:

  1. Propose and the coordinate policies, strategies and programmes of economic development between the emirates in the UAE.
  2. Remove any disparity between the economic regulations at the local and federal levels to achieve the unity, coherence and integration between them.
  3. Promote economic cooperation between the different emirates.
  4. Propose suggestions on legislation related to the economic sector in the country and propose necessary changes based on local, regional and international economic developments.

The Higher Committee for National Day Celebration

Members:

  1. HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development – Head of the Committee.
  2. A representative of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs.
  3. A representative of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and the Future (Government Communication Office).
  4. A representative of the Armed Forces.
  5. A Representative of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  6. A Representative of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai.
  7. A Representative of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Sharjah.
  8. A Representative of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Ajman.
  9. A Representative of the government of Umm Al Quwain.
  10. Representative of the Government of Ras Al Khaimah.
  11. A Representative of the Government of Fujairah.
  12. A representative of the Ministry of Interior.
  13. A representative of the National Media Council.

Functions:

  1. Coordinate efforts federally and locally to celebrate the National Day of the UAE with sufficient time.