Saudi Shoura Council wants more women in court jobs

The Shoura Council also met Indonesian lawmakers who were visiting the Kingdom. (SPA)
Updated 10 April 2019
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Saudi Shoura Council wants more women in court jobs

  • The Council said courts needed to have more women in administrative posts to better reflect different needs and jurisdictions

RIYADH: The Ministry of Justice on Tuesday was ordered by the Shoura Council to increase the number of women in jobs, which also told judges to ensure the rights of divorced mothers by including housing in alimony payments.

The council made the demands during its 34th session of the year, saying courts needed to have more women in administrative posts to better reflect different needs and jurisdictions. It urged the ministry not to delay judicial decisions.

It told the Ministry of Health to intensify efforts for the early detection of diseases and to facilitate annual checkups for Saudis, especially the elderly.

“The ministry should find a mechanism to deliver the medical needs of the handicapped and the elderly at their residence,” it said.

It wanted the ministry to coordinate with relevant authorities on the development of medical evacuation and to expedite the completion of a national health register for all diseases in the Kingdom.

The Shoura Council also met Indonesian lawmakers who were visiting the Kingdom.  A member of Indonesia’s House of Representatives, Tamsil Linrung, commended Saudi Arabia’s efforts in helping Muslims in their pilgrimage to Makkah and Madinah.


Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

Updated 19 April 2019
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Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

  • Finance representatives of 150 government bodies meet for the Budget Forum 2020

RIYADH: Saudi finance chiefs have kicked off a major conference in the capital aimed at mapping out the Kingdom’s budget requirements.
Around 300 specialists representing 150 government bodies met at the InterContinental hotel in Riyadh for the Budget Forum 2020.
Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan welcomed delegates to the second edition of the gathering organized by the Saudi Finance Ministry under the slogan “Partnership and Empowerment.”
Al-Jadaan said the ministry was focused on “partnership and commitment,” and sought to share the challenge of developing an effective budget to achieve the Kingdom’s ambitious goals.
“We are also committed to empowering financial leaderships to learn about the ministry’s programs and projects and provide training and qualification opportunities to the best international standards,” he added.
The finance chief said the budget planning process required the collaboration of multiple authorities and a clear strategy based on transparency. 
Items up for discussion at the forum included financial planning in governmental bodies, automation, and the promotion of revenues and efficient spending.
Finance Ministry steering committee chairman, Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Freih, stressed the importance of the forum in getting the ball rolling at an early stage on formulating a general state budget.
Workshops were held on the sidelines of the conference focused on empowering government organizations, and a training program on financial planning and income estimations was also staged.