Women’s percentage in higher jobs to be increased

The Ministry of Civil Service will increase the percentage of women employed in higher positions. (SPA)
Updated 27 June 2016

Women’s percentage in higher jobs to be increased

MAKKAH: The Ministry of Civil Service will increase the percentage of women employed in higher positions, as represented by grade 11, from current 1.27 percent to 5 percent by 2020, which is four times the current percentage.
As part of the National Transformation Program (NTP), the ministry has set five strategic goals in addition to 8 initiatives worth SR751.8 million, according to local media.
The ministry has planned all this to take part in the implementation of the NTP, as have other ministries and government agencies embarked on this path after the earlier announcement of the program. The program also includes restructuring of employment, and improvement of government performance, in general, along with transparency.
Among the ministry’s objectives and initiatives, as part of the program, are ending disparity in salaries and allowances in the civil service sectors; improvement of the work culture; customer satisfaction levels; an increase in spending on salaries and allowances; as well as improving the level of strategic partnerships between the ministry, other government agencies and the private sector.
The ministry will undertake many initiatives for implementation of the NTP and Vision 2030 by increasing the performance of human resources with a cost of SR80.1 million; restructuring government jobs in the civil service at a cost of SR52 million; ending disparity in salaries at a cost of SR25 million; setting of an information center for civil service with a cost of SR239.7 million; creating a stimulating work environment with SR227.8 million; and activation of a remote work culture with increased participation of women with SR33.1 million.


First plane with aid from Saudi Arabia arrives in Lebanon

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First plane with aid from Saudi Arabia arrives in Lebanon

RIYADH: The first plane with aid from Saudi Arabia arrived in Lebanon on Friday for victims of Beirut’s port explosion, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) said.

Two planes departed from King Khalid International Airport on Friday carrying more than 120 tons of medical supplies, tents, shelter kits and food for those affected by the blast. A specialized team from the center to follow up and supervise the distribution operations were also on board the planes.

The aid aims to help victims overcome the effects of the explosion, said Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, Advisor to the Royal Court and Supervisor General of KSrelief.

Al-Rabeeah stated that the directive of King Salman embodies the established humanitarian values of the Saudi leadership, stressing that this assistance highlights the pivotal role of Saudi Arabia in providing humanitarian assistance to all people in need around the world with complete impartiality.