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NBK Discusses Recommendations of "Volunteer Work" and "Electricity and Water Services"

The recommendations included studying the prices of reconnecting electricity and water to new homes. From the source

The Federal National Council (FNC) will hold its seventh session of the fourth ordinary session of the 17th legislative term, next Wednesday, at Zayed Hall at the Council's headquarters in Abu Dhabi, under the chairmanship of Saqr Ghobash, to discuss the policy of the General Sports Authority regarding the support and development of the sports sector in the country, while members of the Council will address eight questions to the Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Schools Establishment, Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, and the Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Belhoul Al Falasi.

The members of the Council will also discuss the reports of the Committee on Social Affairs, Labor, Population and Human Resources on the recommendations of the topic "Organizing Volunteer Work", which was discussed in the fifth session of the current session, and the Committee on Technology, Energy and Mineral Resources, on the recommendations of the topic "Government Policy on the Sustainability of Electricity and Water Services", which was discussed in the last session, in preparation for their approval, and the adoption of recommendations before sending them to the Council of Ministers to take the necessary action in this regard.

The parliamentary recommendations discussed by the Council on the organization of volunteer work witness the development and development of a number of recommendations, according to the conclusions of the members of the Council, namely the development of measurement indicators by the Ministry of Community Development on the operational activity of preparing and publishing studies and reports on volunteer work, and the preparation of operational activities on the initiative to implement recruitment and motivation programs, to increase the number of volunteers registered on the volunteer platform, such as: Coordination with the relevant authorities to prepare awareness campaigns to guide young people to engage in volunteer work, through the preparation of training and educational workshops to raise the percentage of volunteers, the dissemination of volunteer work and its importance to build a more cohesive society to achieve the UAE Centennial 2071, and the preparation of strategic programs to spread the culture of virtual volunteer work, through the establishment of websites and electronic applications specialized in electronic volunteer work in various areas of life, and motivate users of social networks to invest their energies, skills and digital capabilities in the development of volunteerism Electronically, in coordination with the relevant authorities, and the preparation of research and studies on electronic volunteer work, to enhance the literature on this topic.

The latest parliamentary recommendations were the ministry's preparation of an integrated and comprehensive program (volunteer database) for volunteers and official and civil institutions concerned with volunteer work, the volunteer fields they desire, the nature of their voluntary competencies to register volunteers, volunteer teams, and documentation of volunteer work and hours at the federal level.

The most prominent recommendations for organizing volunteer work also included the development of measurement indicators for the annual training, rehabilitation and educational programs for volunteering, and coordination with the Federal Authority for Human Resources to activate the guide for volunteering in the work environment for government agencies, to ensure the application of procedures related to institutional volunteering, in line with the policies and strategy of the entity and the relevant legislative system, and coordination with government agencies to select the appropriate volunteers, and work to develop their skills, in line with the entity's institutional volunteering plan, and follow up on the affairs of Volunteers, and work to provide them with the necessary support, in addition to coordinating with the concerned authorities in the education sector, regarding the inclusion of the concepts of e-volunteering and its importance and the multiple areas for which e-volunteering can be used in the curricula for all educational stages.

During the session, the members of the Council will adopt a number of recommendations on the subject of the government's policy regarding the sustainability of electricity and water services, most notably reviewing policies to ensure the quality of materials used in water network systems, with the development of controls related to specifications and standards, developing monthly bill segments for the consumer to reduce financial burdens, and taking practices applied in other entities, on providing the service of prepaid amounts in the balance of the consumer's account, using smart services that expose the consumer to his average consumption of energy and water periodically, and prevent avoiding paying bills. With high amounts, through the installation of smart meters.

The recommendations included studying the prices of reconnecting electricity and water to new homes, which were previously replaced, to reduce the financial burdens on citizens, exempting electricity and water connection fees for senior citizens or retirees in new housing, and farmers, to reduce their financial burdens, and achieve a decent life for them and their families, and supporting the tariff of water services for farmers to protect the local agricultural product, with the aim of achieving self-sufficiency in agricultural crops, in addition to increasing the workforce in the agricultural sector, in addition to the need to develop guidelines for the application of development standards. Sustainable water and electricity consumption services in residential projects in federal buildings, as well as preparing initiatives on encouraging citizens to install solar panels in homes, with the aim of storing solar energy and making better use of it in operating electricity in homes.

Health Insurance for New Teachers

The agenda of the Federal National Council session, scheduled for next Wednesday, will witness members of the Council asking six questions to the Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Schools Establishment, Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, the first of which is from member Kifah Mohammed Al Zaabi, about health insurance for new teachers, and the second from member Aisha Reda Al-Bairaq, about leadership positions in government educational institutions in the country, while the Second Vice President of the Council, Naema Abdullah Al-Sharhan, asked a question about the accidents of running over students. Member Nasser Mohammed Al-Yamahi asked a question about the establishment of an educational complex in Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed City in Fujairah. Member Sabreen Hassan Al Yamahi asked the minister about the suspension of promotions for teachers and academic advisors, while member Sumaya Abdullah Al Suwaidi asked about the geographical distribution of generational schools in Ras Al Khaimah.

Two members of the Council address two questions to the Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Belhoul Al-Falasi, the first from member Saeed Rashid Al-Abdi, about the ELTS test, and the last from the second Vice President of the Council, Naema Abdullah Al-Sharhan, about the "Integrative Curriculum".

• 8 parliamentary questions addressed by members of the Council to Al Falasi and Al Amiri.