Taqdeer Award forms technical committee
The newly formed committee for the points-based award programme includes the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Dubai Free Zone Council, and Dubai Municipality
A technical committee has been formed for the Taqdeer Award, a points-based award programme that recognises excellence in labour welfare practices.
Major General Obaid Muhair Bin Suroor, deputy director general of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai and chairman of Taqdeer Award, said that the newly formed committee includes the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE), Dubai Free Zone Council, and Dubai Municipality.
He made the announcement during awareness workshops about the award, which were organised by MOHRE and the Dubai Free Zone Council, and reportedly attended by more than 150 companies.
Taqdeer Awards was launched in 2016 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, Taqdeer Award.
In its first cycle, the award focussed on construction companies and included over 280 companies employing more than half a million workers. Now in its second edition, it includes companies in construction sector, factories and free zones in Dubai, raising the number of workers targeted by the award to 1 million.
The points-based reward system will evaluate companies on the basis of labour policies, occupational health, and cultural and work environment factors, such as communication, creativity and innovation, and rules and regulations; as well as results based on labour perceptions and performance indicators.
Companies that get four and five-star rating will reportedly be given priority when bidding for government projects.