Government programmes to develop proficiency hailed

MUSCAT: The State Council Bureau praised the government programmes to develop performance and proficiency, and discussed the draft law on mineral wealth and the report on development of the social security system at its ninth meeting on Tuesday. The meeting, chaired by Dr Yahya bin Mahfoudh al Mantheri was held in the presence of members of the Bureau and the Secretary-General of the Council. The Bureau discussed the ‘Draft of Mineral Wealth Law’ referred by the Council of Ministers along with the Majlis Ash’shura’s report. It also discussed the proposal submitted by the Special Committee on the ‘National Programme for Government Proficiency and Creativity.’

The Bureau hosted Naashiah al Kharousi and Dr Issa bin Said al Kiyoumi. Naashiah al Kharousi explained that the programme comes in support of the government’s efforts in the areas of performance development and upgrading the areas of public services provided by various official bodies, and to achieve economic growth. The Bureau commended the government’s efforts and the programmes implemented in this regard. Following discussion of the proposal, the Bureau decided to discuss it at the forth coming regular session for additional discussions. The Bureau also reviewed the report submitted by the subcommittee of Social Committee on ‘The development of the social security system’.

The study aims at identifying the reality of the social security system’s performance, policies and legislations from organised laws and regulations, studying the role of the concerned authorities and institutions, to develop them and improve the quality of services provided. Subsequently, the Bureau discussed a proposal on the organisation of the parliamentary friendship committees of the Council. During the meeting, the Bureau discussed the proposal submitted by Shaikh Khalfan bin Khamis al Hashmi, member of Culture, Media and Tourism Committee, on the ‘Law for the Protection of Water Resources’ and reviewed the report submitted by Khamis bin Said al Sulaimi, Member of the State Council, regarding the meeting with the Speaker of the Arab Parliament on the publication of the Arab Environmental Document.