Driver’s licenses issued electronically soon
The next few weeks will see the first step of issuing driver’s licenses electronically, which aims at making a qualitative move in serving citizens and expats. There will be 15 self-service kiosks to issue driver’s licenses, as well as introducing a new generation of smart driver’s licenses according to international standards for citizens and upgrading printers that match the latest techniques in this field.
Acting Director of the Public Authority for Manpower Ahmad Al-Mousa responded to complaints by some users of the electronic system on the delay in transactions for their workers. “The system may be slower due to the improvements that the system is currently undergoing,” he said, adding that “this slowness will not last long.” Mousa thanked employees at the work departments for their efforts.
The criminal court exonerated managers of three commercial companies as well as 22 citizens over charges of taking illegal salaries from the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) through forgery. The prosecution had accused them of forging official documents between July 8, 2007 till Dec 31, 2011. The documents are applications to register the suspects at the Public Institution for Social Security, and applications to receive social allowance payments from MGRP. The prosecution also accused them of taking thousands of dinars in cash by committing the actions mentioned above.