Computer systems at MoEY shut down

DUBAI — The Ministry of Education and Youth (MoEY) for the past two months, has gone back to the pre-computer age. The ministry’s finance departments at both the Abu Dhabi and Dubai premises have been forced by circumstances to process manually all financial and administrative procedures, including formalities for the payment of remuneration and other entitlements to teachers and other staff, who returned to work after the summer holidays.

By Mohsen Rashid

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Published: Mon 13 Sep 2004, 9:42 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:46 PM

The breakdown of computer and Internet systems at the two main premises had forced the administration to resort to filling old forms, which are then delivered by messengers to various departments for the completion of routine formalities. The manual processing was supposed to end on September 6, 2004, following an order by the Civil Service Commission which dispatched a letter to the Director of Salaries and Wages Department of the Ministry of Finance and Industry, asking the latter to stop approving any financial claims, submitted in manual form until the computer system is restored.

But one wonders when the system is going to be fixed to allow the payment of salaries to the MoEY staff. It is not clear whether the manual processing will continue till the end of the month or it would stop as demanded by the commission.

A Ministry of Education and Youth senior official said the computerised procedure, now being done manually, was initially, under the new public employment system, issued by the Commission on August 1, 2004, through a circular to all the various ministries, adding that the circular explained in detail the mechanism for the implementation of public employment system by using computers in all works related to the Civil Service Commission.

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