The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has converted almost 90% of its paper works and internal services into the paperless e-system as part of its 2011-2016 strategy, a senior official announced. The officials stated that almost 266 internal services have been converted to electronic form out of which 18 new e-services were launched recently.

Speaking at a press conference, Brig. Abdul Rahman Majid Al Sulaiti, Director of Strategic Planning Department stated that the Interior Ministry has been working to explore new technological advancements in order to present the best at its administrative sectors. Accordingly the Ministry has developed its  2011-2016 strategy focusing on the optimal use of available resources and converting all paper works and internal services into paperless and electronic form by the end of 2016.

He added that the conversion of the Ministry into paperless form would contribute to the preservation of natural resources and the environment by reducing the quantity of paper consumption and help quick completion of transactions for individuals and companies, as well as it would improve communication between various departments of the Ministry and maintain the confidentiality of the data.

Brig. Abdul Rahman Al Maliki told that almost 16934 internal e-applications were processed this year. These applications are connected with various sectors such as maintenance and service request, request for telephone, systems and other devices. They are processed through four departments of the Ministry comprising Information Systems, Warehousing and Supply Department, Telecommunications Department and Human Resources Department. Along with that all paper documents of the Ministry will be converted into electronic form. Almost 80 million documents have been digitalised so far.

He pointed out that this system has been working through the secured internal network of the Ministry and is fully protected that cannot be breached by external parties.

The press conference was attended by Brigadier Abdul Rahman Al Maliki, Asst. Director of Information System Department, t and Capt. Mubarak Salim Al Bouainain, Asst. Director of Public Relations Department.