40% increase in output through digitalization: Saudi justice ministry

Enforcement courts have been able to raise their hourly productivity by 87 percent this year. (SPA)
Updated 05 September 2018
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40% increase in output through digitalization: Saudi justice ministry

  • Digital transformation initiatives contributed to this substantial progress as procedures are becoming fully digitized

JEDDAH: The Saudi Ministry of Justice said on Tuesday that digital transformation plans inside the ministry had increased the level of productivity by 40 percent in the past two years. The ministry has made much progress toward implementing initiatives for its National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020, which developed the performance of judicial services and entities. The Deputy Minister for Planning, Development and Information, Waleed Al-Roshood, said development projects contributed to improving productivity levels inside the ministry and improved the performance of human capital. According to business intelligence platform; the average level of productivity in one working hour increased by 40 percent in the past 10 months, compared with the same period two years ago.
In addition to this, the platform revealed that the average number of judicial cases performed in one hour reached 2,090 this year, while two years ago it was only 1,368.
There were a daily average of 8,213 judicial cases taking place two years ago, while this year there are 12,545.
Enforcement courts have been able to raise their hourly productivity by 87 percent this year (835 cases), compared with two years ago (441 cases).
Al-Roshood said that digital transformation initiatives contributed to this substantial progress as procedures are becoming fully digitized, and online legal services are made available. Similarly, the latest initiative by the ministry to allow property ownership transfer to be performed online through the ministry’s portal helped to show an increase in levels of performance through the platform.


Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

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Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

  • Total prizes for the competition are worth $3.2m
  • The final stage of the competition will end on October 25

DUBAI: More than 13,000 participants from 162 countries registered in the Quran Recitation and Adhan competitions, the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) said in a statement.
The GEA allocated $3.2 million in prizes for the largest Quran competition and the first Adhan competition, which aims to highlight the diversity of the Islamic world cultures through the different styles of recitation and Adhan, and improve the image of Islam and Muslims globally.
The competition hopes to encourage the Muslim youth to recite the Quran and experience performing the Adhan.
The registration opened on May 22 and will continue accepting applications until July 22. The applicants will be then shortlisted from July 22 until August 23 as the competition progresses in its second stage.
The on-stage live performances will begin on August 24 and last until September 24 and winners will be announced and awarded throughout the final stage, which will run from September 25 and conclude on October 25.