With the Participation of More Than 174 employees.. The Training Program for the Records Management System launches in Muscat Governorate
With the Participation of More Than 174 employees..
The Training Program for the Records Management System launches in Muscat Governorate
Today, the training program for the modern system in records management organized in the lecture hall of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque by the National Records and Archives Authority was launched during the period 6-8 March, with the participation of more than 174 employees representing 58 government bodies. The program aims to introduce legal and legislative procedures for managing records, technical procedures for sorting and destroying operations, and preventive measures for protecting public records in case of emergency. The program also includes introduction of the services of the safe destruction laboratory, and reviewing the enforcement status procedures for some employees of the Authority, and reviewing the experiences of some government bodies in records management. It is worth noting that the total number of entities that have approved records management systems is 96 entities subject to the records and Archives Law, 65 entities from the administrative apparatus units, 30 companies and establishments in which the government contributes at least 25% of its capital, and an institution that engages in activities related to public utilities.
Kawthar al-Hashimiyya, Assistant Director for Technical Support Affairs, said that since the establishment of the NRAA in 2007, and the issuance of the Records and Archives Law pursuant to Royal Decree No. (60/2007), the NRAA has sought to prepare a set of procedural tools in order to establish a modern system for records management in various entities.
For his part, Hafiz al-Maamari, a Records and Archives Specialist at the Authority, states that records can be exposed to many disasters, especially disasters resulting from climatic conditions that would pose greatest danger to them. He adds that the Authority made an emergency plan to reduce this risk and said that the Cyclone “Shaheen” is an example of environmental disasters that occurred recently in the Sultanate in the south and north of Al Batinah, where the NRAA have prepared a set of preventive measures including: preparing official letters including the affected institutions in the above-mentioned governorates listing damaged and non-damaged records, filtering vital records, and transferring records to safe storage locations along with other required measures.