Ajman Crown Prince issues resolution on regulating organisational structures of Emirate’s government departments

AJMAN — H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and President of the Ajman Executive Council, has issued a resolution on the institutional rules and policies regulating the organisational structures of the emirate’s government departments in harmony with the Ajman 2021 Vision.

The resolution shall be applied to all government and semi-government departments as well as the central and public entities, including those affiliated to the Government of Ajman, inclusive of those which have financial and administrative autonomy. The Executive Council General Secretariat, ECGS, under the resolution, shall be in charge of overseeing the measures of endorsing the organisational structures of the emirate’s government entities.

The ECGS shall be entrusted, under the resolution, with a set of responsibilities, including proposing standard assignments and competencies for organisational units operating at government departments and receiving proposals on development of an organisational structure for a state department based on governance application studies; or reengineering operations or any relevant government policies or strategies or managing blueprints for developing an organisational structure for government departments that are still under construction or those to be affiliated to the emirate’s Executive Council.

Endorsement of an organisational structure necessities availability of one, or more, justification (s), including issuance of a new legislation on establishment of a government entity or amending its existing legislation or changing or modifying objectives of the missions of a government entity under a legislation or a policy endorsed by the authority concerned in the emirate. The justification (s) may also include any fundamental changes to be introduced into the strategy governing the activities undertaken by or has a direct bearing on the government entity concerned or endorsement of any strategies or policies at the government level that requires a review of its organisational structure with the objective of enhancing efficiency of the government apparatus or rationalising expenditure, or for any other reasons for the greater good.

The state department that wishes to get its organisational structure endorsed shall refer a request towards this effect to the ECGA supported by a case study that includes, in particular, relevant strategic reviews or legal developments that necessitate the suggested amendments or any analyses or reviews of the needs of those benefiting from the services of the state department concerned as well as a standard benchmarking study against similar government organisational structures that have missions and competencies in common in addition to an explanation of the impact of the suggested changes at the financial and administrative levels.

As per the resolution, the ECGA shall review requests for organisational structures in order to ensure completion and integrity of data and documents submitted. The requests shall then be referred to the EC Standing Committee on Government Performance Development for review in a maximum of 15 working days effective from the data of referral.

As per the resolution, the reasons behind a suggested organisational structure should conform with the government’s general rules and directives, with the competencies of the institutional units mentioned at the suggested organisational structure of a government entity to be consistent with the entity’s endorsed legislation and strategies and don’t contradict any responsibilities or competencies of any other state departments.

Commenting on the aspired objectives of the resolution, Eng. Saeed Saif Al Matroushi, Secretary-General of the Ajman Executive Council, has stated that the move fits within the context of efforts made by the Government of Ajman to advance government performance and improve government services in harmony with Ajman 2021 Vision that is based on ensuring comprehensive and sustainable development in line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, which are being followed up and executed by H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman.

“The resolution is aimed to ensure best implementation of the measures and programmes envisaged by the emirate’s strategic plan which include a set of sectoral objectives, including development of the emirate’s human capital, enhancement of strategic planning, improvement of government services, boosting a culture of distinction and innovation and maximizing operational efficiency,” he noted.

Source: Emirates News Agency