Dubai launches higher committee for government sector development

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has established the Higher Committee for Government Sector Development in the Emirate.

Sheikh Mohammed has issued Decree No. (29) of 2020 in this regard, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai. 

The latest initiative is aimed at enhancing the governance of Dubai government entities, ensuring the emirate’s strategic sectors are structured to maximise efficiency, and strengthening the performance and resilience of government organisations.

It will also work towards streamlining the responsibilities of official departments, enhancing cooperation between government entities and optimising the utilisation of resources.

The committee will be chaired by Dubai's Deputy Ruler His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum will be the Vice-Chairman.

It also includes the Secretary-General of the Executive Council of Dubai, the Director-General of Dubai’s Department of Finance, the Director-General of the Dubai Government Human Resources Department and the Secretary-General of Dubai’s Supreme Legislation Committee.

The Committee is tasked with approving the vision and the strategic objectives of the government sector development project under the supervision of the Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai; ensuring the project is progressing according to approved timelines and plans; aligning the project with the government’s priorities and objectives; and approving the project plan and execution phases, the roles and responsibilities of subcommittees and teams, and the project’s budget.

The Decree obligates all Dubai government departments to fully cooperate with the Committee, and its subcommittees and teams, and provide them information, statistics and documents on request.

The Chairman of the Committee will issue all the bylaws required to implement the Decree, which is active from its date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.

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