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National Guard Ministry
National Guard Ministry Once declared King Abdulaziz, may God have mercy on him, unite this nation, after Jihad long; laid the foundations of unity, and the foundations of the elements of the modern state on the land that was torn apart by conflicts, and controlled by fear, Taatlatmha narrow loyalties, and threatened by foreign ambitions who wish to control and dominate, even on hero unified Abdulaziz who were fighting yesterday, among them, the soldiers fighting under the banner of no god Elaallah Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; and affirmed the pillars of the unit, and laid the security throughout the country, and began a new phase is institution-building and the development of the state stage. By extension, is, God's mercy, the establishment of jihad and the mujahideen office in 1368 was the nucleus of the National Guard. In 1374 AH. Upgrade Jihad and the Mujahideen Office to keep pace with stage in the Kingdom promulgated a royal order to form the National Guard throughout the UK. Was the first to be appointed head of the National Guard Prince Abdullah bin Faisal Al-Farhan, and in 1376 he took his Highness Prince Khalid bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, the National Guard, and then followed by the Prince Saad bin Saud bin Abdul Aziz, has been the foundation stage lasted until 1382. The start of the Great National Guard Represents the issuance of Royal Decree in 1382, appointed by His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, head of the National Guard, an important turning point in the history of the National Guard, as the major breakthrough began, moving the National Guard than conventional units, the Mujahideen, volunteers and barracks, tents, to the cultural institution He said a major military bluff. After that put His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and unimaginable destruction stemming from his convictions future of the National Guard as an integrated cultural institution; came ambitious plans compatible with his perception, that the re-formation of the National Guard, to become more capable and flexible to achieve those ambitions. In 1387 Royal Decree was issued to appoint His Royal Highness Prince Badr bin Abdul Aziz, deputy head of the National Guard, to become a strong bond to His Highness Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz to bear the burdens of development and modernization, and pay the National Guard in the process of giving. In 1394 began a new phase, was another leap of the National Guard, when he developed the program began; it which was reorganized and all units of the National Guard. Development on the concept of the common weapons plan was built, and based on this concept, formed a joint Brigades weapons that were the core of the infantry brigades mechanism, which has many of the characteristics of high combat capabilities. The formation of many of the special security units, and units of reference such as engineering, logistics, communications, and medical units attribution. With the increase in the National Guard duties, and the breadth of its organization, His Royal Highness the President of the National Guard saw the appointment of the Deputy Assistant to the Chief of the National Guard, promulgated a Royal in 1395, appointed HE Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Tuwaijri deputy assistant to the president of the National Guard. In response to the expansion and development of military organizations, created the post of deputy head of the National Guard for Military Affairs, and in the year 1421, where he was appointed His Royal Highness the first team corner / tired bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on that position. Then the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has issued two royal, spent the first two appointed First Lieutenant General His Royal Highness Prince tired bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Chief of National Guard for Executive Affairs rank of minister. He spent the second Royal Highness is an end to the military services. On 11/12/1431 AH issued Royal Decree to appoint His Royal Highness Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah, Minister of State and a member of the Cabinet and Head of the National Guard. On 17/07/1434 AH issued Royal Decree to transfer the presidency of the National Guard to the Ministry and the appointment of His Royal Highness Prince tired bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Minister of the National Guard. more...
Ministry of Transport
Ministry of Transport ● interest established for public works and minerals in 1355 AH (1935 AD) under the Ministry of Finance and National Economy and was concerned with the affairs of public works, including roads. ● In 1372 AH (1953 AD) government departments and interests of heterogeneous business in ministries compiled a list of stand-alone and became the UK Ministry of Transport oversees all the money linked to transport from roads and railway and ports. ● In 1395 AH (1975 AD) was restructured and state ministries and public institutions, and established a public institution of Ports and other railway ministry has since become history instabilmente for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads and bridges. ● In 1397 H, corresponding to 1977, was established in the Ministry of Transportation and a specialized agency of the transport is responsible for planning and supervising the land and maritime transport sector and coordination between various liquid as you set up regulations for the various transport activities and issue necessary for the exercise of land and maritime transport activities licenses. ● In 1424, corresponding to 2003, the name was changed to the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Transport. The ministry message: Study, design and implementation of road construction and maintenance works efficiently, and organization and development of road transport and maritime services within the Kingdom Ministry's vision: Providing an integrated transport system efficient and flexible, and stimulate economic and social development. The objectives of the Ministry of Transport :: ● develop and improve the efficiency of transport sector performance. ● develop the road network in the Kingdom in accordance with the requirements of development. ● comprehensive planning for land and sea transport as a single unit and to coordinate with the Air Transport Plan. ● develop the maritime transport sector ● raise the level of security and safety on the road network. ● continue to develop performance and the creation of appropriate technical environment to engage in e-government services level. ● activate the role of the private sector in the sectors of roads and transport activities. more...
Ministry of Water and Electricity
Ministry of Water and Electricity With the emerging of the new down to the modern Saudi state by its founder king Abdul Aziz , the winds of development blew on the vast peninsula in al fields like the water and electricity ones the departed king greatly cared about saving the means of comfort and welfare to the population in all parts of the kingdom. The beginning was form Ain Zubydah in Makkah and Ain El- ZarKh in Madinah. He also ordered his officials to save drinking water to the pilgrims and the Beduins by digging wells and setting up dams and basins to collect the water of floods on the ways that the pilgrims and the beduins use in their transportation . In 1348 Hegira, the king Abdel Aziz ordered the top officials to import two sets for intensifying and drilling the salty sea water and that formed a base for a first station for desalting the sea water known by Al- kindasa The departed king realized the importance of electricity in the society and its development , therefore , he gave the priority to illuminate the two holy mosques( the Kabba mosque and the prophets mosque), the beginning was in 1327 Hegira by illuminating the holy prophets mosque in Madinah from two generators , one was working by coal and another by kerosine . In 1338 Hegira the holy Kabba mosque has been illuminated. more...
Ministry Of Finance
Ministry Of Finance When the basic instructions of the Kingdom of Hijaz issued that financial matters are managed by the Department of Finance, has been The formation of the Directorate General for financial management, financial matters and focus on a single point on 17 April 1346 e. On 04/11/1351 e Royal Order No. 381 was issued to change the public finance agency name to the Ministry of Finance, and was thus the second Ministry arise after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and became the Ministry of Finance is responsible for the organization and save the state money and collected and secure ways imports and expenditure and public reference to the general finances in the UK Hijazi Najdi and accessories. In 1355 AH, and keep pace with the expansion of the work of the Ministry of Finance, has established several general directorates in the ministry included the General Directorate of Petroleum and Minerals and the General Directorate of Public Works, and the Directorate General of Customs, as well as private companies and construction projects, cash and Zakat and Income and Hajj affairs offices, then in 1356 his Bureau staff and retirement, and the Directorate of Agriculture in 1367 AH, and AH 08/23/1374 created in the Ministry of Finance and the agency for transportation affairs and included the departments of Post, Telegraph and the interests of roads and railways. To meet the requirements of economic expansion, released on 11/06/1370 AH Ministerial Decree No. 518 establishment of the Office to oversee economic affairs and the decisions of the various international organizations that created the recommendations of the Security Council and the resolutions of the United Nations and the Islamic Arab Economic and conferences. On 10/14/1372 AH issued Royal Decree No. 1697 establishment of the Ministry of the economy instead of the Office of Economic Affairs. On 01/06/1374 e Royal Decree No. 31 to merge the Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Finance in the Ministry and one on behalf of the Ministry of Finance and National Economy released, and dated 02/28/1424 AH issued Royal Decree No. "a / 2" transfer of economic activity from the Ministry to the Ministry of Planning and thus edit the name of the Ministry of Finance and National Economy to "Ministry of Finance" and the name of the Ministry of Planning to the Ministry of economy and Planning. more...
Ministry of Labor
Ministry of Labor Fiscal year 1424/1425 is its exceptional year for the Ministry of Labour, as a result of the many changes that have occurred in the organization and functions of the ministry, in this year's Council of Ministers Resolution No. (27) and the date 02/01/1425 e of the separation of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs to the two ministries first independent work second and social Affairs, and the termination of the workforce Council powers and powers transferred to the Ministry of Labour. It also ruled that the Ministry of Labour responsible for all activities that relate to the affairs of employers and workers, which was carried out by the agency Labor Affairs at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, including: - The application of Labor Law. - Matters relating to labor disputes. - Employment in the private sector. - Recruitment Affairs, according to the decree of the Royal Decree No. (34 457) and the date of 22/08/1423 AH on the organization of visas to the Kingdom for work. - All matters relating to the organization of relations with Arab and foreign countries and international organizations, regional bodies with regard to the Arab and international labor affairs and workers. The resolution also provided that there will be an organizational study of the Ministry of Labour by the Ministerial Committee for Administrative Organization. Accordingly, the Ministerial Committee for Administrative Organization and agreed to a temporary organizational structure of the ministry for a year after the adoption is permanent organizational structure of the Ministry. Also released in this year's Council of Ministers Resolution No. (88) and the date of 03/14/1425 AH judge the creation of the agency and the Ministry of Labour for planning and development, and transfer of the functions of the General Secretariat of the Council of manpower available and busy, and financial allocations and supplies its own to this agency. Therefore, a large part of this year is a transition period included the reorganization of the ministry to be able to perform its role required a manner consistent with the goals of large and responsibilities entrusted to it ... The overall objective: Regulate the use of the workforce through the implementation of the system, and human resources planning and development, and the settlement of labor disputes in the private sector. Tasks: 1. Draw the general policy of Labor Affairs of the Kingdom in the scope of public policy of the State in accordance with Islamic principles of social justice, in order to achieve full employment, and employment stable rewarding citizens, and the creation of conditions and labor relations to increase production and improve living standards, and the consolidation of human relations between employers. 2. discuss and study the issues and problems of labor within the framework of plans and projects of economic and social development in conjunction with the competent bodies in the UK. 3. development of plans and formulation of policies on hiring Saudis and Saudization in the private sector enterprises in the light of what is stated in the work system, and the decision of the Council of Ministers No. (50) and the date of 21/04/1415 AH, and other resolutions and instructions relating to this matter. 4. supervise the recruitment and transportation services and the use of manpower and licenses to operate in the private sector enterprises, and licensing of private recruitment offices. 5. Special labor inspection policy, and monitor the implementation of the work system and instruct employers to texts kits. 6. Create a database of the labor market in the Kingdom include workers in the private sector data, both Saudis and non-Saudis. 7. Search and suggest ways leading to the creation and coordinate the distribution of social services workers, and oversee the implementation and deployment of its methods and the preparation of laws and regulations, services, and its implementing decisions. 8. follow up the implementation of projects and programs that relate to the affairs of the work and the pursuit of common goals in this way in cooperation with the competent organs of the State taking into account the terms of reference and powers vested in each of them. 9. preparation of statistical research unions, implementation and dissemination of results in agreement with the Department of Statistics and Information. 10. Track and evaluate the implementation of their plans, projects and programs, with regard to the work of affairs, reporting and related data. 11. discuss ways of regulating relations with Arab and foreign countries, international organizations, international and regional bodies with regard to employment issues, including the exchange of experience and information and experts, specialists, and missions and take hold achieved agreements for this purpose procedures within the general policy of the state range after returning to the competent authorities. 12. Organize participation in conferences, workshops, regional, Arab and international studies that relate to fields of competence, and to prepare for the establishment of such international conferences in agreement with the competent authorities. more...
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Health Since the modern state of Saudi Arabia was first founded by King Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud -God rest his soul-, public health and disease control were among the government’s top priorities. The creation of the Kingdom’s healthcare system coincided with King Abdul Aziz’s takeover of Al Hijaz and his designation of Mecca as the first Saudi capital. The guidance of the founding King of Saudi Arabia allowed the new government to overcome the many obstacles and challenges in the early days of the nation, despite a lack of native resources and expertise. HRH’s strategy was to strengthen the Kingdom’s cooperation with international organizations and to collaborate with highly-qualified foreign experts. In addition to keeping pace with the latest international healthcare developments, the King also focused on building a strong infrastructure for a comprehensive health sector that would serve all regions of the Kingdom. In 1343H/1925, King Abdul Aziz established the Public Health Department in Makkah Al-Mukaramah. In 1344H\1925, Public Health and Ambulance was established to meet the needs of the Kingdom’s health and environmental sectors. The PHA built hospitals and health centers across the Kingdom and issued and enforced regulations to guarantee adequate standards for the practicing of medicine and pharmacology. The increasing scope of healthcare services needed in the Kingdom during that period, including care for Hajj and Umrah performers, created the need for the formation of a Public Health Council. This council was the highest-level supervisory board in the Kingdom, and oversaw all aspects of healthcare, including all hospitals and healthcare centers nationwide. The council’s main goals included the development of a skilled healthcare workforce, as well as the control of the diseases and epidemics which were prevalent during that time. Eventually, it was necessary to create a large-scaled, specialized organization to carry out the Kingdom’s health affairs. Royal decree Num. 8697\11\5 was issued on 26-8-1370H \ 1915 and established the Ministry of Health. With the establishment of the Ministry, King Abdul Aziz’s early vision of modern national healthcare services was well on its way towards becoming a reality. more...
Ministry Of Municipal & Rural Affairs
Ministry Of Municipal & Rural Affairs It turns out the first organization of municipalities in the Kingdom within the basic instructions of the Kingdom issued by Royal Decree in 21/02/1345 AH; It singled out Section VIII of this instruction sheet municipal councils and singled Section IX committees management of municipalities, was followed by the issuance of municipal circuit system in 1346 AH in sixty-two rule to regulate Mecca vine and Mona and martyrs municipality administration, which was considered an integral system as stated in sections VIII and IX of instructions the core of the queen. In 1357, the capital and the Secretariat of Municipalities system, which is considered the first independent system for municipalities located in (83) material released. This system has been canceled own judgments municipal councils sheet included in the basic instructions also canceled the former Municipality system. Article VI of the capital, the secretariat of the system has been provided for the reference to the capital secretariat and the public prosecution authority of municipalities in the rest of the Saudi rulers administrators. When the Ministry of Interior established become a reference for all municipalities, the ministry established in the management apparatus is sponsoring municipalities things called "municipal management." In 1382, as a result of the growth of municipal services provided to citizens; The Council of Ministers Resolution No. (517) dated 09/25/1382 H, to approve the development and upgrading of municipal management level to establish an agency for the affairs of municipalities linked to the Interior Ministry, entrusted with overseeing all municipal affairs and interests of the water and the development of their resources and carry out the responsibilities of studying and planning for the development of municipal services in UK and released in 1384 the Royal Holy order No. 17 13/08/1384 e appoint the first agent of this agency then issued Royal Decree No. 141/1 in 04/07/1395 AH making supervisory level to the Agency at the level of Deputy Interior Minister of municipal Affairs excellent rank. In 1395 was I want the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs under the Royal Decree No. (A / 266), dated 10/08/1395 AH was entrusted with the responsibility of urban planning for cities in the Kingdom and involves that of providing roads and basic equipment, improve and beautify the city and the development of municipal and rural areas , in addition to the management services necessary to maintain a cleaner, healthier environment in the Kingdom. more...
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance was established in the month of Muharram 1414 AH 1414 to take over / 1 / Based on the Royal Decree of figure (A / 3) and the date 20 Responsibility Waqfs charity care and the development of notables and affairs of mosques, chapels and maintenance And cleanliness, as well as overseeing the King Fahd Complex for Printing the Holy Quran, the organization Local and international competitions to save the Book of Allah and recitation, recitation and interpretation, and supervision of the Charities for the memorization of the Koran and support them financially and morally, as well as to advocate God at home and abroad and supervise the Islamic centers and help minorities and communities Islamic abroad and coordination with agencies and support the Islamic universities and institutes Islamic, and highlight the role of the Kingdom in support of the Islamic Action Add to the book version Islamic and published and distributed. And the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance contribute through previous tasks In achieving development goals both in the provision of various facilities for religious services or at work On the rule of Islamic behavior and social stability and solidarity and Islamic brotherhood Which constitutes a starting point a fundamental basis and catalyst on the overall activities of the citizens as Axis and development center effectiveness. The total expenditure target of the ministry during the Eighth Development Plan (13272.2) million. Mission of the Ministry :: Calling people to Allah with wisdom and fair preaching, enlightening Muslims about their religious affairs, spreading and establishing Islamic values, printing and teaching the Book of Allah, building and maintaining mosques, and contributing to the achievement of Islamic solidarity and cooperation. In addition, it represents whatever serves Islam and Muslims, refutes allegations the enemies of Islam raise against Islam, and protects, administers, and invests endowed property. Objectives of the Ministry and policies to achieve them: First Objective Taking care of the recitation, memorization, understanding, and spreading of the Book of Allah Second Objective Calling people to Islam, directing them to morality, and preserving Islamic values . Third Objective Supporting Islamic minorities, communities, and institutions all over the world and highlighting the role of the Kingdom in this regard . Fourth Objective Maintaining and taking due care of mosques . Fifth Objective Preparing, printing, and publishing Islamic books and research . Sixth Objective Controlling endowed property, fulfilling the conditions of the endowers, and investing the returns of this property . Seventh Objective Increasing efficiency of performance and improving productivity . more...
Ministry of Social Affairs
Ministry of Social Affairs Agency social and family care work for programs and projects that contribute to helping to lift the economic and social level of the citizens and taking their hands toward helping themselves through the implementation of many of the activities that come in the forefront of social welfare and family services mode. In the field of social welfare agency, the body entrusted with the provision of social welfare for citizens who surround them social problems are unable to confront and overcome by adopting the abilities and potential of self. The Agency seeks to contribute to the protection of society from the distractions and problems of social and negative phenomena that hinder his career and hinder progress, and is working to transform human forces deactivated because of physical disability, psychological or mental or social and economic conditions compelling energies productively to ensure itself of living through the care, training and rehabilitation of individuals in the role of institutions and centers of various social welfare, or through the provision of continuing subsidies for alternative families that the task of providing care substitute for institutions and families prone to disintegration and collapse that in addition to promoting and supporting the private sector voluntary charitable contribution in the provision of social care services in various forms. Agency and intensify its efforts towards the attention of family and child care programs through the support of family and child care activities, as a family the main pillar in the construction of human society, and in this area the agency is focusing its efforts in the direction of family awareness and guidance to do its job effectively in the upbringing of their children several future and prepare them to contribute to bear the burdens of development and progress of the community economically and socially. The agency also is interested to work to achieve the care foundations and proper guidance to those who are cared for in the role of social institutions, through attention to adaptation and acceptance and the creation of social stability for these categories activities with the aim of social re-adaptation with the outside community and protect the community from the problems of the phenomenon back to delinquency, and help them to overcome the problems they may face when they return to natural environments. Deputy Ministry for Social Development Embodiment of the role assigned to agency social development is the most important oversight of private bodies which are supervised by the ministry which charities, and cooperative societies, and committees of civil and social development, social development centers, where the number of these entities exceeds more than 1200 hand, is seeking Social Development Agency to establish the concept of social development in general in the community and that conscious and practical prevention directed to formulate an integrated cultural building the community confirms his identity and subjectivity and creativity, mainly based on the principle of positive collective participation by individuals through private bodies from planning and decision-making process through implementation and take on responsibilities and end the use of Bmrdodat and the fruits of development projects and programs and the role of this agency is focused on several things, including: First: the supervision of charities and cooperative societies believing that charitable and cooperative activity represents an important aspect of national economic activity and a key element in the development of local communities initiative and collective participation of citizens programs and depending on the material and human resources that can be provided locally, where he sought to increase the expansion of the the opening of a number of charities and a number of cooperative societies. And also oversee the committees of civil and social development, which seeks to meet the needs of local communities and to meet the basic requirements and bring about the desired change by providing services to raise the level of individuals in the community and provide them with the expertise and the new skills and knowledge to help them manage their affairs and resolve their problems and provide them with the expertise and skills useful spur to action, cooperation and carry responsibility and discovery capable of participating in advancing development and upgradation of local leaders and includes the supervision of the IAEA on this civil administrative and financial supervision authorities in accordance with the rules and regulations and rules for each of them. Second, the implementation of development programs, in particular: preventive and awareness and guidelines in social preventive aspect cared programs associated directed to the individual Valhawwadt Kalamrad, ignorance, poverty, poor housing, tension and disagreement are not always of coincidences or bad luck produces The way to live an individual exposed to such incidents, and programs of social protection is at the same time social responsibility and the responsibility of an individual to reduce the spread of such incidents in the community, and working to invest positive aspects to the members of the community of the capacity and capability and direct guidance Hassan, also cared next to outreach, which is one of the most important prevention tools in the community, especially at the level of primary prevention, tens of thousands of cases of accidents and the problems that we were able to prevent the occurrence still occur annually in the community. As a result, people in the community do not know about these incidents and problems and ways to prevent them. Or that knowledge does not translate into practical steps, and in both cases can be educational outreach programs directed to leave an important impact on the crucial sector in local communities. Third: directing the civil authorities to implement development programs to re-adapt or re-learn and prepare for the life of the needy and work to achieve a contribution to human development through training and qualification certificates accredited by the General Organization for Technical and Vocational Training. Deputy Ministry for Social Security Was created Social Security in 1382, the Royal decree number 18 and 19 in 18/03/1382 e enactment of the social security system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and to be implemented by the social security interest beginning of the fiscal year 1382/1383 AH to organize help the poor and needy families and individuals and care for ongoing against the need and want and to ensure them a minimum level of decent living and provide them with a decent life and raise their humiliation matter and dignity. In 1395/1396 e indefinite interest and Deputy Ministry of Social Security Social Security has become, has embarked on Social Security to provide its services to the beneficiaries in the first beginnings through twenty-eight offices, but now are providing these services through (94) Eighty-four offices, which is broken down by administrative regions. And enjoys the social security sector support and attention of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Crown Prince, may Allah manifests itself by increasing appropriations years after Social Security in order to achieve all of the beneficiaries of this service sector more...
Ministry of Civil Service
Ministry of Civil Service The interest in the affairs of the civil service in Saudi Arabia is not a newcomer, as laying the foundations for management of the King Abdul Aziz - may God have mercy on him - with the beginnings of incorporation and the issuance of basic instructions of the State in 1345 AH (1927 AD), where those foundations included the general rules for the organization of state employees affairs to suit the administrative status that was prevalent at the time. This was followed by phases and multiple steps, each suit phase experienced by the civil service, in the year 1347 AH (1929 AD) created for the first time a central unit to save and follow-up of state employees Affairs, also distributed public service positions at three levels, and the latest on the effect of this function (Registrar ) Diwan of the public prosecutor to take over keeping records of state employees, and this stage is considered the starting point for specialized stage means the affairs of the government employees (staff), and that the existence of the first central function concerned with their affairs and registration of documents related to them. Activating the central role of public employment records has continued, through the issuance of government employees system in 1350, which is the first physical system in the field of Civil Service Affairs of Saudi Arabia, has included the principles of the new rules did not respond with the previous instructions. In 1358 AH (1939 AD) came into being centralized management of the affairs of the staff within the formations and the Ministry of Finance called the name of (the Office of the government employees and returns prescribed), followed by a qualitative development in the personnel area where released in 1364 AH (1945 AD), the first private system of government employees named (General Personnel system) is also the name of "Office of the government employees and returns prescribed" to "Bureau staff and retirement." In the year 1373 AH (1953 AD) administrative status saw UK major shift dictated by the public service requirements in the telecom period, where he established the Council of Ministers, which came in one of the provisions of the rules (that the General Personnel responsible for monitoring the implementation of the regulations and instructions relating to personnel as a competent authority). As the owner of that in the same year the issuance of personnel system and causing the General Personnel Council, headed by the Council of Ministers rather than the Ministry of Finance. To activate the role of the Court is best passed the Council of Ministers in 1383 AH (1963 AD) a decision to develop the SAI and identify general areas of competence and raise the ranking boss to the rank of minister and relates directly to the Prime Minister was followed by the release of Sami ordered in 1385 AH (1965 AD) converts Court responsible for overseeing the public institutions and Review functional affairs. And continue the developmental stages of the Court of staff to be issued Royal Decree No. (3221) on 06/12/1389 AH approve the Higher Committee for Administrative Reform Resolution No. (16) on 20/01/1389 AH the new organizational structure of the Office of device oversee the affairs of civil servants all government agencies. Guides movement did not stand in the civil service at this point there has been a significant evolutionary leap in this area in 1397 AH (1977 AD) the issuance of the Royal Decree No. (M / 48) dated 10/07/1397 AH judge making a "Civil Service Council" and the approval of the regime and thus became the civil service independent legislative body headed by the Prime Minister means drawing policy of the civil service and the development of plans and programs necessary to implement it, and the issuance of the regulations relating to the affairs of civil servants, was accompanied by modifying the Court of staff name to (General civil Service Bureau) as issued by his side another royal decree number (49 m) requires the approval of the new system carries the name (civil service system). This was followed by the release of the Council of Ministers' decision in 1398 AH (1978 AD) requires the application of the civil service system rules on most public institutions staff. Issued Royal Decree No. Karim (a / 28) at 01/03/1420 e establishment of the Ministry of Civil Service to replace (General Civil Service Bureau). more...
Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Ministry Of Foreign Affairs : When His Majesty the Late King Abdulaziz succeeded in consolidating his rule in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the basis of Islamic Sharia, he started building good reputation and international relations for His kingdom. He sent representatives and received delegations from different countries and signed agreements with them. He contributed to the establishment of several international organizations such as, United Nations and the Arab League. His Majesty King Abdulaziz built the guidance for Kingdom’s international relations on the basis of Islamic Sharia, mutual respect, non-interference in the national affairs of other countries, living peacefully with neighboring countries, avoiding violence and sticking to peace talks to solve international conflicts on the basis of international rules, regulations, international and bilateral agreements based on the fact that diplomacy is the main factor in the foreign affairs of the Kingdom. In 1926, King Abdulaziz established General Directory for the Foreign Affairs. Four years later, a royal decree was issued to change its name to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in addition to the appointment of his Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Abdulaziz as a Minister of Foreign Affairs. It was the first ministry that was announced in the government. The total number of staff of MOFA at that time did not exceed 15 persons. Its structure consisted of the Minister, Deputy Minister, three assistants, two secretaries, chief staff, accountant and six clerks. The Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign affairs progressed very fast during the tenure of King Abdulaziz himself. The number of foreign Consulates and missions had increased from nine to Twenty-Nine by 1951. Upon the establishment of the General Directorate of Foreign Affairs, there were no diplomatic missions abroad. In 1936, the number of Saudi Diplomatic Missions Abroad increased to five (Three missions in London, Baghdad, and Cairo in addition to Two Consulates in Switzerland and Damascus). In 1951, the number of diplomatic missions increased to 18 in 16 countries. Furthermore, all missions were promoted to embassies. The Kingdom expanded its diplomatic representation especially after the Second World War. The Kingdom promoted its diplomatic missions to embassies in different countries on the same basis established by His Majesty King Abdulaziz. King Saud followed the same principles. King Faisal continued as Minister of Foreign Affairs until 1960. At that time his Excellency Mr. Ibrahim Al-Suwaid was appointed as a Minister of Foreign Affairs as the second minister after Prince Faisal bin Abdulaziz who became the King of Saudi Arabia. His majesty King Faisal again took charge of the ministry in 1962 until he passed away in 1975. When Prince Khalid bin Abdulaziz became the king, he followed the same principles of his predecessor King Faisal. King Khalid appointed Prince Saud Alfaisal as a State Minister and then Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1395 A.H. The diplomatic relations of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expanded during the tenure of the Custodian of the Two Holly Mosques King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz. This was reflected in the increase in the number of Saudi Embassies and Missions abroad. At the same time, the number of foreign missions and embassies increased in the Kingdom. The total number of embassies reached 77 with 13 Consulates, 3 resident delegations, and commercial offices. The number of Foreign missions reached 157, 98 embassies in Riyadh, and 59 Consulates in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dhahran. This expansion in the International relations was in line with the development of MOFA and its diplomatic missions abroad. This includes the re-structuring of the organization and administrative team in order to enable them to fulfill their duties accordingly. more...
Ministry Of Culture & Information
Ministry Of Culture & Information The Ministry of Information was established in 1962. In 2003, responsibility for culture was added to the Ministry's portfolio. The new Ministry was given an agency for culture, and took responsibility for the activities of the following bodies, which had previously been affiliates of the General Presidency of Youth Welfare: - The King Fahd Cultural Centre - The Administration of Folklore - The Saudi Society for Culture and Arts - The General Administration of Cultural Activities - The Literary Clubs, and the General Administration for Literary Clubs. more...
Ministry of Higher Education
Ministry of Higher Education Ministry of Higher Education:: Higher Education in Saudi Arabia: Comprehensive development works are taking place across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in all fields, and higher education is no exception; it is a pillar of the successful development in any country. A royal decree numbered 1/236 in 8/5/1395 AH (1975 AD) stipulated establishing Ministry of Higher Education to foresee executing the national higher education policy. The Minister of higher education is responsible for the execution of the government policy for university education. University education received generous support that made available new universities, colleges of science and applied fields and huge budget allocations. The twenty one government universities of Saudi Arabia, six private universities and eighteen private colleges, all of them host a plethora of disciplines that are not merely-academic. Ministry of Higher Education is adopting contemporary trends in scientific research and strategic planning. Those working in higher education have deeply recognized the constant changes facing in the field, from privatization to financing, foreign competition and yet the fluctuating requirements of labor market. Thus they reverted to preparing for the change by future planning and well-thought handling of these parameters; resulting in expansions, self-evaluation, initiating programs and creating organizations that focus on local and global endeavors. Here we present an overview of the most prolific establishments National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (Qiyas) Qiyas center aims to provide for a number of assessment tests. General Aptitude Test, a.k.a. Qudrat test, for high school students and graduates is the most prominent and known among these tests. All national universities and higher education colleges, and also some military colleges and technical and vocational colleges, recognize and accept it as a complementary measure besides high school grade in both streams of science and arts. The test quantifies the aptitude that a student would pursue higher education career in specific colleges and majors. Qiyas assessments had gained acceptance amongst higher education institutions in the Arabian Gulf region and in some countries including United Kingdom and the United States. Ministry makes use of it as a good indicator for scholarship applicants at King Abdullah Foreign Scholarships Program. National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment (NCAAA) The commission aims at assessing and accrediting all post-secondary education institutions and programs. Its' requirements include several criteria of institutions' in-house assessment, alignment with national framework for qualifications, and complying with quality measures in aspects of programs, student management, institution management and faculty management. In the last three years, many experts from Europe, America and Australia have aided the commission where it was exposed to countries national models for assessment, accreditation and quality assurance. This inceptional work commenced and was followed by preliminary assessment. The commission will be an information clearinghouse for quality in the higher education institutions whether governmental or private. Higher Education Statistics It is an established fact that informed decisions are based on correct and accurate data that portrays the reality and helps making model forecasts and clear vision. Hence the ministry established a unit dedicated to higher educations statistical information. This statistics unit aims at logging past data items and forecasting the future of all higher education variables. Such a job covers the parameters of admission and its types, majors and their dependencies, educational process evaluation, faculty specializations and professional development. Data monitored also includes enrolled students trends and their related phenomena of failure, drop-outs and graduate volume. The unit is planning to observe more of the particulars of labor market like its needs and the diffusion of higher education graduates in it. Geographic Information Systems Project An ongoing project to link geographic information of higher education institutions with the rest of spatial, demographic and urban properties of the country such as commercial, industrial and agricultural use patterns. Land and aerial transport network and distribution data is also added to construct a comprehensive information reserve at the disposal of decision makers. Saudi Centers Of Research Excellence SCORE Ministry is adopting a project to support research potentials in government universities, introducing a number of distinguished research centers in terms of management, funding and assessment. This made it possible for a university, especially the leading universities, to focus on one or more research fields and get financing by a ministry contract. University Academic Associations Development Project The ministry is working with universities on supporting academic associations by financing to establish headquarters for these associations. This enables them to provide independent activities and to sustain professional endeavors. Academic societies aim at gathering the specialized to discuss issues pertaining to their fields and to collaborate to in ways that serve their fields. It is worthy to note that Saudi universities are host to about 70 academic societies. National Center for E-Learning and Distance Learning Project The center work as a preparatory and support center to streamline and facilitate collaborative efforts of universities toward utilizing and leverage of current distance education and electronic learning applications. In the electronic learning program, authoring of a group of preparatory and shared courses is in progress. Such effort paves the way for higher education institutions to be empowered by recent technology to widen their audience. It also provides the basis for capacity development to administer advanced courseware that meets the requirements of assessment, accreditation and skill-building. Higher Education Research Center A dedicated research center focusing on higher education research, CHERS, was established on August 1999. CHERS first product was the setting of a framework for national higher education strategic plan. The center have conducted several studies for higher education projects including provincial university systems, pilot studies for establishing educational systems like community colleges, and issues of societal impact including university admission and capacities. Affairs of distance education and electronic learning also fit in the centers' scope of studies. In sum, CHERS is considered a think tank of ideas, visions and aspirations for the ministry. Stimulation of Private Education Contributions Stimulation of the contribution of private education can be summed in a number of procedures, including : Issuing a bylaw for private education that determines the licensing procedures, the sequence, and structure of these colleges Issuing bylaws that define human and material resources for the efficient work of colleges The government gives land for educational instructions incurring nominal fees , and provides soft loans of up to about 65 million Riyals per higher education college. As the representative of the government, Ministry of Higher Education grants to cover fees for about one third of students in each college or university if it reached the initial quality measures stipulated by the ministry. Scholarships for Abroad Study The government allocated for the scholarship program of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques more than 7 billion riyals to support applicants to prestigious universities in a number of countries such as USA, Britain, Germany, Canada, Italy, Spain, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Japan, Malaysia, China, India, Singapore, and South Korea. More than eighteen thousand scholarship students over the past years (1425 AH /1426 AH / 1427 AH / 1428 AH ) and more than seven thousand five hundred students under completion of their course of studies. King Abdullah Scholarship Program aims to achieve a distinctive quality deliverables from the global output of higher education in disciplines needed in the country and qualifications including bachelor's, master's, doctorates and medical fellowships. more...
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Education Ministry of Education: The first appearance of a system of education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the creation of knowledge through the Directorate in 1344 and served as its lay the foundation stone of the education system for boys. In 1346 his decision to form the first board of knowledge and purpose of the issued put an educational system that oversees education in the Hijaz region and with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Permissions Knowledge Directorate widened no longer function is limited to the supervision of the education in the Hijaz but included overseeing all education affairs in the whole kingdom, and it includes (323) School where she began four schools. In 1371 AH has been created and the Ministry of Education in the reign of King Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and was an extension and development of the Directorate of Education, has been assigned to the planning and supervision of public education for boys in three stages (primary - intermediate - secondary), and the King Fahd is the first minister of her and in 1380 was the establishment of the General Presidency for Girls' Education in the reign of King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud (with a budget of 4.400.000) and after (15) elementary School and the Institute of parameters average one, headed by Sheikh Abdulaziz Nasser Al-Rashid, with the development of Education issued a Royal Decree annexation General Presidency for Girls' Education to the Ministry of Education in 1423 was appointed Dr. Khader al-Qurashi as Deputy Minister of Education for the education of girls, and a year later was transferred named the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Education, and still to this day represented by the Minister of Education, His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. And in recognition of the state under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the importance of education in building the human civilizations and the industry has good share of education budget for the year 1432 amounted to -1 433 e is equivalent to 26 ‰ of the budget and estimated at (94,656,037) This non-limited support will contribute God willing, in achieving the objectives of the Ministry of Education and Education for the advancement of the instruction process to achieve the vision of the leadership of this country. more...
Ministry Of Petroleum & Mineral Resources
Ministry Of Petroleum & Mineral Resources The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources is one of the governmental bodies of Saudi Arabia and part of the cabinet. The ministry has the function of developing and implementing policies related to petroleum and petroleum products. The ministry is primarily responsible for the policies concerning oil, gas and natural minerals in the country which is the world's largest holder of crude oil reserves. It closely monitors the activities of the Saudi Aramco together with the Supreme Council for Petroleum and Minerals. However, the ministry has much more responsibility in this regard than the council. The other agency with which the ministry works is Petromin, the general petroleum and mineral organization. Through Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Company (SABIC), established in 1976, the ministry oversaw the operation of petrochemicals and other heavy industry projects. more...
Ministry of Economy and Planning
Ministry of Economy and Planning The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a planning tradition that spans over 30 years. The formal planning process, which started in 1970 (1390 Hijra), enabled the Saudi Government to make prudent decisions in the allocation and utilization of its resources for development. During the last four decades, the Kingdom underwent tremendous transformation under the ninth development plans, which saw the rapid growth of income and living standards of the people, accompanied by dramatic improvements in social and physical infrastructure. While we may not be providing direct services to the citizens, we ensure that all government agencies work in a coordinated manner to achieve the priorities of our policy makers. Towards this end, we do the following: • Preparation of the Kingdom's Development Plans. • Preparation of a periodic economic report about the Kingdom that includes an analysis of its economy and explains the extent of progress made in this domain as well as expected developments. • Estimation of the total amounts needed for implementation of the development plans approved by the Council of Ministers. These estimates shall be the basis for preparing the state's general budget. To this end, both the Ministry of Economy and Planning and the Ministry of Finance shall be in contract for consultation and exchange of information to attain full coordination between the general requirements of the development plans and the available resources. • Conducting necessary economic studies in the field of relevant topics, and submission of concluded recommendations. • Assistance of ministries and other government agencies in issues related with planning. • Providing technical advice as directed by the custodian of the two holy mosques. more...
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Ministry of Communications and Information Technology : The late King Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy upon him, had realized the importance of posts and telecommunications and the necessity of using modern inventions in this sector to link the vast and remote areas of the Kingdom with each other. Accordingly, he issued his royal decree in 1345 H. (1926) for the establishment of the posts, telegraphs and telephones (PTT) Directorate affiliated to the office of the Attorney General under the umbrella of the Kingdom’s internal affairs. Since then, the Saudi government continues to give support and special attention to this sector and its services. Following are the main phases of the history of the telecommunications sector in the Kingdom: In 1345 H. (1926), twenty-two wireless stations were installed to connect all towns and villages of the Kingdom with telegraph services. In 1353H.(1934), the number of manually-operated telephones were only 854 lines and they were only in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah and Taif. In 1372 H. (1952), the Ministry of Communications was established and HRH Prince Talal bin Abudl Aziz was appointed Minister of Communications. All PTT facilities were annexed to the new ministry. In 1395H. (1975), and as a result of the growing significance of the role of telecommunications in the development and advancement of nations and states, a royal decree No. (A/236) was issued on 8/10/1395 H. (24/10/1975) for the establishment of the Ministry of Posts, Telegraphs and Telephones (PTT) to be in charge of both sectors of posts and telecommunications. The number of telephone lines at the time was not more than 130,000 lines, and the total revenues of this sector were around 250 million Saudi Riyals. In 1404 H. (1984), the first fiber optic network was operated. In the same year, telecommunications centers and complexes were established all over the Kingdom. In 1407H. (1986), the King Fahad Satellite Communications City on the Makkah-Jeddah Road got into operation. This city consists of four ground stations to operate with Arabsat, Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean), Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and Inmarsat for naval communications. Among the objectives of this network is to connect the Kingdom with the outside world by communications services. In 1416H. (1995), mobile services came into operation. In 1417 H. (1996) the fiber optical cable network was operated in the Kingdom. In 1417 H. (1996), the Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) service was operated. In 1418 H. (1997) the smart net data transfer network was initiated in the Kingdom. In 1418H. (1998), the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Fahad Bin Abdul Aziz, issued a royal decree No. (35/M) on 24/12/1418 H. (22/4/1998) separating the facilities of posts, telegraphs and telephones from the Ministry and the establishment of a joint-stock Saudi company (the Saudi Telecom Company) to assume the responsibility of the provision of telecommunications services. This company started operation on Muharram 6, 1419 H. (2/5/1998). In 1422H. (2001), the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Fahad Bin Abdul Aziz, issued the royal decree No. (2/12) on 12/3/1422 H. (4/6/2001) and the council of Ministers issued its decision No. 74 on 5/3/1422 H. (28/5/2001) approving the Statute of Telecommunications and the establishment of the Saudi Communications Commission. The name was later (21/5/1422H.-11/8/2001), changed to the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) and was charged with regulating the affairs of this sector to ensure the provision of the best possible telecommunication services all over the Kingdom by companies being licensed in accordance with the Telecommunications Statute. A royal decree No. A/2 was issued on 28/2/1424 H.(1/5/2003) changing the name of the Ministry of Posts, Telegraphs and Telephones (MoPTT) to “ the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology”. This change reflects the attention given by the Saudi government to the communications and information technology sector. The change also aims at the realization of the ambitious goals for the transfer to information society. more...
Ministry of Housing
Ministry of Housing Ministry of Housing: The ministry aims to provide adequate housing in accordance with the appropriate options to the needs of citizens and in particular the following: Facilitate citizen access to a soft housing taking into account the quality within the limits of his income in a timely manner of his life. Increase the proportion of home ownership. Encourage the participation of the private sector in supporting the activities of the various housing programs. Raise the proportion of housing supply various kinds. Exercise all the tasks and functions related to housing. Assumed direct responsibility for all matters relating to the territory of housing in different regions of the Kingdom. Preparation of a comprehensive housing strategy for the Kingdom of modernization and development, and increase them for adoption in accordance with the statutory procedures. Propose rules and regulations, policies and regulations actively Housing and propose amendments own, and in conformity with the approved national strategies in this regard, and those policies and regulations all about: the mortgage, and the rights of tenants, landlords of residential units, housing the popular, public housing, and land development for the purpose of The establishment of a housing project. The development of various programs and sufficient to provide adequate housing for middle-income and below in accordance with the standards of objectivity and considerations in this regard specified by the Ministry. Encourage the private sector to participate in achieving the goals and strategies in the UK housing effectively. Determine the categories of eligible beneficiaries of the popular and charitable housing programs. Develop appropriate housing models for all categories of citizens, specifications and standards which take into account the quality and cost, in order to be guided by them, taking into account that the approved construction code, also sets guidelines and models for decades include the rights and obligations of all parties. Encourage the establishment of cooperative societies for housing and coordinate their efforts and review of systems projects. Building suitable housing for those in need who are unable to take advantage of lending, government and private funding programs. Encourage charities, individuals and companies to contribute to the construction of housing units suitable charity to the needy, and to provide advice and assistance when needed. Preparation of studies and research on housing. A base housing information. Representing the Kingdom in various forums in the field of housing. more...
The Ministry of Hajj
The Ministry of Hajj ABOUT THE MINISTRY The Ministry was established in 1381 A.H. under the name of “The Ministry of Hajj and Endowments” to undertake the supervision of the affairs of Hajj, endowments, the Two Holy Mosques, and the mosques. In 1414 A.H., the Sector of Endowments was separated and became an independent ministry under the name of “The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Da`wah, and Guidance”. Also, the supervision of the affairs of the Two Holy Mosques and the Kiswa Factory was separated and became an independent administrative unit, being referred to as “The General Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques and the Prophet’s Mosque.” The remaining sector was called “The Ministry of Hajj”, whose tasks focused on applying the policy of the state (may Allah protect it) in the field of serving the Guests of Allah, including the pilgrims, Mu`tamirs, and the visitors of the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) Mosque. This is in addition to proposing and developing the systems and regulations, following up the work of the non-governmental sectors under its supervision, and overseeing their performance. more...
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