Good conduct certificate to benefit firms, says MEP contractor

Conduct of Good Certificate (CGC) for job seekers in the UAE is a right move, MEP expert says

Medha Sukthankar, general manager, Al Shirawi Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Company.
Medha Sukthankar, general manager, Al Shirawi Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Company.

Mandatory Conduct of Good Certificate (CGC) for expat job seekers in the UAE is a right move, according to Medha Sukthankar, general manager at the MEP contracting firm Al Shirawi Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Company.

Sukthankar said: "Obtaining a Conduct of Good Certificate (CGC) for job seekers is a proactive move for curbing dubious activities within the country.

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"From a purely operational standpoint though, especially as an employer with sizeable workforce, the move is likely to throw up a few challenges at this early stage.

"That said, the mandate will ensure that organisations here hire only those candidates, who have no criminal proceedings pending back home, which in turn will benefit the company in the long run and preserve the security and safety of this peace-loving community." 

Talking about the MEP sector, Sukthankar said that the real estate market and government spending are driving the market.

She adds: "Thanks to the blend of government and private sector spending in the UAE, we have an industry that has remained buoyant for a number of years."

Dubai-based Al Shirawi undertakes MEP contracts encompassing design, engineering, supply, installation, testing and commissioning. 

Its scope of work includes air-conditioning and ventilation, electrical and low current system, plumbing and drainage, and fire-fighting and LPG work.

To read Sukthankar's entire interview, check out issue 1303 of MEP Middle East, which will be out on the first week of March. 

 

 

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