UAE Cabinet unveils two major initiatives on e-governance Posted on: Mon 12-Mar-2012
Abu Dhabi: Two major initiatives — e-briefcase and Knowledge Centre — were launched on Sunday to upgrade the functioning of the Cabinet to e-governance.
It was unveiled at the Cabinet meeting, chaired by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, a WAM report said.
The e-briefcase assigns each minister a portal to access data related to his or her portfolio. It will also act as a communication hub between ministers and the Cabinet Secretariat to discuss meeting agendas and follow-up on resolutions to speed up decision-making.
The Knowledge Centre allows a minister to access his or her ministry's fiscal reports submitted by the State Audit Bureau and reports on best international practices and experiences in similar ministries in other countries. It will also have sections on media reports and analysis, as well as breaking news they need to know.
The Cabinet also decided to reduce the expiry date of meat from seven to three days after slaughter of poultry to avert growth of bacteria resulting from a long periods of storage.