The Council of Ministers in their decision No. 8189/mb dated 19/6/1426, called on government agencies to set up their respective internal e-Government committees. The decision has been made on a motion raised by H.E the Minister of Communications and Information Technology. The following are guidelines for the formation of such indicated committees:
The committee shall report to a senior official in the respective agency.
Scope of Work
All actions related to the agency's e-government, include the following:
- Government – Government (G2G) transactions : Usage of Information and Communication Technology to conduct business internally and amongst other government agencies.
- Government – Consumer (G2C) transactions : Usage of Information and Communication Technology to offer e-government services to consumers.
- Government – Businesses (G2B) transactions: Usage of Information and Communication Technology to offer e-government services to business sector.
Uses of Information and Communication Technology can be divided into three major areas as follows:
- Usage at all government agencies, through typical applications, such as: personnel systems, finance systems, filing systems, etc.
- Joint usage amongst some government agencies, such as: university systems, hospital systems, etc.
- Individual usage for a particular government agency.
The committee is suggested to have 5-7 members, including the following:
- The highest official of each department in charge of e-transactions at the respective agency.
- The highest IT official at the respective agency.
- The highest official in charge of administrative development, at the respective agency.
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- Draw up an e-government plan at the government agency, that conforms to the "National Information and Communication Technology Plan" and the "KSA e-Government Action Plan".
- Identify requirements for execution of the agency's e- government plan, in coordination with the e-Government Program "YESSER".
- Supervise implementation of the agency's e-government plan, that conform to the technical specifications and policies (common to all government agencies) of the E-Government Program, for better electronic linkage of all agencies, easier transactions performance, and data exchange.
- Co-ordinate with the e-Government Program "YESSER".