Three draft law introduced in FNC

Abu Dhabi: The Federal government has tabled three draft laws in the Federal National Council (FNC) pertaining to compulsory education, plant genetic resources for food and agriculture and amendments to the federal decree no. 2 for 2004 on the establishment of the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA).

According to the letter sent by Minister of State for FNC Affairs Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash to the FNC Speaker Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, the drafts were tabled following endorsement by the cabinet during its session, held on 22 July 2012.

The explanatory note for the proposed compulsory education law states that education is one of the fundamental elements of progress. The note quotes article 17 of the constitution which emphasises that education is compulsory at the primary level and that it is free at all levels.

The proposed law on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture is aimed at ensuring conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic as food for humans or as feeds for animals.

The note on the proposed amendments to EIDA establishment law provides for changing the frequency of EIDA board meeting from monthly to quarterly.

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