His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Executive Council, chaired this morning, Tuesday, the Executive Council meeting held in the office of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council, and His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah Vice Chairman of the Executive Council.
The meeting discussed many important issues related to the progress of the government work, follow-up of the performance of all government departments and bodies, and plans to develop vital sectors in Sharjah.
The Council issued Resolution No. (12) for the year 2022 to amend the Executive Council Resolution No. (8) for the year 2018 regarding the performance appraisal system for Sharjah government employees. The new resolution articles organised a mechanism for employee grievance against the result of performance appraisal through the grievance committees in government agencies, and a mechanism for evaluating government employees during the national service.
The Council approved a memorandum of legislative authorisation regarding the amendment of Law No. (7) of 2015 regarding the organisation of the Sharjah Education Council, with the aim of developing legal legislation and keeping pace with the great development in the education sector.
The Council reviewed the annual report of the Department of Social Services for the year 2021, and the report tackled the different achievements and services provided by the Department to the various target groups, where the number of beneficiaries of social assistance reached 9661 beneficiaries, for a total aid amounting to 406 million dirhams.
In the social care and protection sector, the number of residents in shelters reached 194 throughout the year, and 2929 urgent and non-urgent communications were dealt with for those without social care. The department also provided various services to 4387 elderly and people with disabilities.
The report also included the social and educational programs of the department, where it implemented 4,295 educational programs targeting 144000 participants, in addition to programmes of support and social empowerment for beneficiary individuals and families. The volunteers of the Sharjah Voluntary Work Centre of the Department achieved 265544 volunteer hours in community service.
The report included the department’s efforts in digital transformation, implementation of electronic linkage with relevant authorities, training and qualification services for specialists and employees involved in social work, and supervisory inspection of professional licenses.