Dubai Police start `paperless’ drive

DUBAI - Dubai Police on Tuesday launched its e-contracting initiative, aimed at processing all bids, tenders and contract transactions online, and urged all government and private sector agencies dealing with it to take the 'paperless' move.

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Published: Wed 28 Jan 2004, 12:04 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:30 AM

"We had planned to announce a total stop on paper-based transactions, but General Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence, in his capacity as Head of Dubai Police instructed us to give time to other establishments to get ready for the move," said Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim at a Press conference on Tuesday.

He told reporters at the General Directorate of Services and Supplies that there were plans to implement the 'paperless' move within six months, but it emerged that some agencies needed time to be capable of going to online applications. "We are 100 per cent ready for online transactions," he told the gathering that included the heads of various police sections and directors of police stations in the emirate.

Brigadier Rashid Ali Al Mazroui, Head of the General Directorate of Services and Supplies, said the move started two years ago when attention was given to this particular area of online transactions. The tenders and contracts section within the department was opened in 1999. By the end of 2003, the section concluded 334 agreements or contracts, a 600 per cent increase from the number handled in 1999, Brig. Mazroui said.

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