ABU DHABI, --The Federal National Council, FNC, has adopted a recommendation calling for reviewing payment of 50 percent of pension to retirees who do not meet the requirement age condition, especially those appointed before the issuance of the amendment to the Federal law No. "7" for the year 1999 concerning pensions and social Security in 2007.

Chaired by Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the FNC, the 10th meeting of the Second Ordinary Session of the 16th Legislative Chapter, was held on Wednesday at the council's headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

The FNC also approved the draft federal law regarding the tax procedures following the amendment of a number of its articles and clauses.

Five questions were put to representatives of the government but replies to four questions were deferred when Hussein Al Hammadi, Minister of Education appologised to attend and requested the postponement to the next session.

The session was attended by Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, Deputy Chairman of the General Authority for Pensions and Social Security.

Source: Emirates News Agency