Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD), issued a decision granting the status of judicial officer to 78 officers from three departments authorities, namely the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), the Directorate of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) and the Directorate of Culture and Tourism (DCT), thus empowering them to perform bailiff duties of justice in matters of administrative offenses and misdemeanors within their jurisdiction.
The judicial officers took an oath before Ali Mohammed Alblooshi, Attorney General of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, at the headquarters of the judicial department.
Alblooshi underlined that the granting of the statute of judicial officer to a certain number of employees enables them to begin to carry out their tasks of inspection and control according to their professional competences, taking care of the good application of the law and by implementing procedures for controlling and monitoring operations in accordance with specific legal controls. It contributes to the development of institutional performance and the improvement of the quality of services provided in various sectors in Abu Dhabi, in order to strengthen its competitiveness at the global level.
He stated that the objective of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department is to qualify and train candidates to obtain the capacity of judicial officers, through specialized training programs at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Academy ( ADJA), in order to familiarize them more with all aspects of judicial and administrative control. and to consolidate the principles and foundations of control in the service sectors, emphasizing practical training based on investigation and reporting procedures before the public prosecutor and the criminal courts.
Rashed Abdul Karim Al Balooshi, Undersecretary of ADDED, expressed his department’s appreciation for the central role played by ADJD in ensuring a healthy business environment and in training and legal qualification of inspectors so that they fully fulfill their role.
He said that the clearance of a number of inspectors from the Abu Dhabi Business Center and the Industrial Development Office of the Department of Economic Development to perform judicial review functions after training and qualification reflects the concern of the government of Abu Dhabi to provide the best conditions for a business environment within the legal and legislative framework which forms a fundamental pillar for economic growth.
In accordance with the missions entrusted to it, he indicated that the Department of Economic Development carries out inspection and control tours in commercial and industrial establishments to ensure their compliance with the laws and regulations in force, which aim to protect consumers and intellectual property, and to limit such practices which have a negative impact on the economic sector in general. There is no doubt that qualifying inspectors in accordance with global best practices helps build confidence in the business environment, Al Balooshi added.