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Former UAE Indian Embassy official demands benifits

Written by: Staff

Dubai, July 4 (UNI) An employee of the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, who retired recently after 28 years of service, is taking the embassy to court demanding end-of-service benefits due to him under UAE labour laws.

Sadasivan Pillai, who had worked as a clerk at the embassy since 1977, was receiving Dhs4,250 as basic salary at the time of his retirement on May 31.

He was only paid Dhs33,442 as end of service benefits according to Indian employment guidelines but under the UAE law, he should have been paid him Dhs102,000.

A senior embassy official said local labour laws are not applicable to embassy staff, whether recruited locally or from India.

UAE labour law entitles employees 21 days wages for each of the first five years and 30 days wages for each additional year of service, provided the total amount of severance pay does not exceed two years wages.


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