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ITA urges co-ordination for national manpower system

Oman ITA discusses National Integrated Manpower Register System with government stakeholders

ITA urges co-ordination for national manpower system
The meeting discussed integration of data from the different government entities and progress made in the NIMR project.

The Information Technology Authority (ITA) of Oman has held a meeting with the Secretary Generals of government entities that will link into the upcoming National Integrated Manpower Register System (NIMR).

The NIMR is intended to provide a platform to promote public and private sector jobs and to link citizens to these opportunities, and will integrate data from a number of government organisations. NIMR will be administered by the Public Authority for Manpower Register (PAMR).

The meeting, which was chaired by Dr Salim Sultan Al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA, in cooperation with the Public Authority for Manpower Register (PAMR), was held to urge the concerned government agencies to update their manpower databases and to ensure readiness to be connected with the NIMR system, and to use the national ID number in all their systems and processes.

The meeting started with a presentation given by Dr. Younis Bin Khalfan Al Akhzami, CEO of PAMR in which he emphasised the importance of this project in providing a direct link between all government agencies which own and manage manpower data across the Sultanate, as well as establishing a common database for manpower in the Sultanate through which educational, training and recruiting organisations can get manpower related information directly. The NIMR works as enabler to all Omani job seekers where they can explore available job opportunities either in the government or private sector. It also facilitates job applications processes and procedures not to mention providing adequate information on local job market requirements so that concerned agencies can use to develop and set employment plans and policies.

NIMR is considered to be an essential milestone in the implementation of the eTransformation plan adopted by ITA, as it will help transform processes and procedures from manual into electronic and eliminate paper documents in recruitment-related processes and procedures and in other eGovernment services.

The meeting ended with a discussion session to learn more about the challenges facing each government organisation. There has been a clear agreement that the need for this national project is a must and that all government entities should move faster in achieving the overall requirements. The NIMR project is expected to be completed by the latter-half of 2016.

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