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His Majesty issues new directives


Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik on Tuesday presided over a meeting of the Council of Ministers.

During the meeting, His Majesty the Sultan referred to the outcome of the performance assessment of government institutions for the year 2020-2021. He took note of the efforts made in all sectors to upgrade performance and provide the best services to keep abreast of developments and advance the public interest. In this context, His Majesty the Sultan said that an independent unit reporting to him personally will be set up to measure the performance of government institutions and ensure their continuous assessment. The unit will also be mandated with proposing mechanisms to upgrade the performance of government institutions, gauging service quality and customer satisfaction.

His Majesty the Sultan also gave directives to initiate a unit to support decision making. The unit will report to the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers and it will be tasked with upgrading the standard of performance through efficient decision making.

In pursuance to His Majesty the Sultan’s attention to employees of the State’s Administrative Apparatus and to motivate them to ameliorate performance in the next stage, His Majesty the Sultan gave directives to promote a segment of government employees under the Civil Service System and other civil systems, namely those eligible to promotion since 2011. The promotion of this segment takes effect from 2022.

Also, in continuation of Royal attention to social and economic aspects and to the services rendered to citizens, His Majesty the Sultan gave directives to stabilize vehicle fuel prices in accordance with the rates of October 2021 as a maximum ceiling. The government will bear the differences from any excess resulting from oil prices till the end of 2022.

To incentivize the national economy and stimulate the investment climate, His Majesty the Sultan ordered the cancellation of a set of fees imposed on activities of some sectors, as well as the reduction of fees of other sectors.


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