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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS - M-GOVERNMENT

Mohammed bin Rashid honours winners of best M-government services

Posted on 11/02/2016

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, yesterday honoured the winners of the awards to recognise the best government services on smartphone. Sheikh Mohammed said the massive number of contestants has shown how the world realises the importance of improving m-government services and of transforming into smart governments. "The award reflects the UAE's keenness to set a ground-breaking example. It also highlights the UAE's ...  >>MORE

Finals of Best m-Government Service Award to witness contest between 91 entries in 10 categories

Posted on 04/02/2016

As many as 91 contestants have entered the finals of the 3rd Best m-Government Service Award in the National, Arab and International levels as well as University Students from the UAE category of the award. The final winners will be announced and honoured during the World Government Summit which will be held from February 8th to 10th. The award received 104 entries from federal and local governments, of which 30 have qualified. University students in the UAE submitted 94 entries, with four ...  >>MORE

Third edition of Best m-Government Service Award launched

Posted on 14/10/2015

The third edition of the Best m-Government Award will be launched in December, enabling residents to rate their most preferred online government application, a senior ministry official announced on Tuesday. This year's award has two additional categories — One Stop App and Smart Wearable Technology — bringing the total number of categories under the award to 10. The winners will be announced during the Government Summit in February 2016. "The importance of the award at the national level is ...  >>MORE

UAE mGovernment tweets in Hindi

Posted on 29/09/2015

The General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector, TRA, has announced that UAE mGovernment has added Hindi as a language of communication through its official Twitter account with the aim to elevate public engagement and open more communication channels, in addition to raising awareness among various public sectors about the mGovernement's concept and services. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, UAE TRA Director-General, said, "This initiative reflects UAE government's respect to its ...  >>MORE

UAE mGov calls for participation in the redevelopment of the nation’s ePortal

Posted on 08/07/2015

In an effort to develop the delivery of government services to the public through digital and smart channels and in keeping up with the latest international developments in e-portal design, UAE mGovernment has updated the UAE's official government portal (government.ae). These changes mostly came in response to various suggestions from public which were sent through a discussion forum, UAE government blog, as well as social media platforms including, amongst others, the government's accounts on ...  >>MORE

Lubna Al Qasimi: Smart government helps strengthen competitiveness, increase transparency

Posted on 25/06/2015

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) said that the UAE government aims to make people happy and is working towards being a government that does not sleep. "Smart government helps strengthen competitiveness, increase transparency and give some kind of justice, bringing satisfaction to community members and attracting investors,' Sheikha Lubna told the fourth Ramadan Majlis, organised by Sharjah Media Centre (SMC). The session, titled ...  >>MORE

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has achieved 100% in the smart electronic transition of priority services provided to individuals and business.

Posted on 15/06/2015

In the framework of the implementation of the m-government initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, which aims to raise the rate for smart government services use to 80 percent by 2018, the Ministry's teams sought, at the direction of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, to complete the work and achieve the target as quickly as possible and in best ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre unveils New E-Government Strategy during the 6th Abu Dhabi E-Government Forum

Posted on 10/06/2015

Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), the pioneering Government entity responsible for the UAE capital's ICT agenda and transformation efforts, has revealed the Centre's new and improved e-Government strategy for 2015 and beyond, during its hosting of the 6th edition of the Abu Dhabi e-Government Forum, under the theme ‘Towards a Digital Abu Dhabi', which took place at the St. Regis Hotel, Corniche on 9th June 2015. The Forum and its outcomes represents years of steadfast work, ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid views results of transition to m-Government

Posted on 24/05/2015

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, at a meeting with government officials, has viewed a report on the results of the transition to m-Government. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed said that an accomplishment rate of 96.3 percent was reported by the government's most important 337 departments providing services on daily basis to customers at the end of the two-year timeline set for shifting to m-Government and m-Services. The report , be ...  >>MORE

UAE m-Government launches an extensive campaign highlighting its key achievements

Posted on 16/04/2015

The UAE m-Government yesterday launched an extensive campaign aimed at introducing the m-Government's role to position its brand and highlight the most important initiatives and projects that have been accomplished throughout the UAE m-Government transformation process, which is implemented by government entities and authorities at both local and federal levels. This campaign comes towards the end of the two year timeline set by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His ...  >>MORE

Dubai's wonder app: mPay transactions up 5 times in one year

Posted on 15/02/2015

Dubai Smart Government's mPay app for mobile payments through smartphones saw over Dh163 million collected, resulting in a 418 per cent increase in collections in 2014 compared to the previous year and a rise of 267 per cent in the number of transactions. As much as Dh163.77 million through 326,287 transactions were collected through the mPay app by the Dubai government entities by the end of December 2014, as compared with Dh31.6m through 88,988 transactions in 2013. Ahmad bin Humaidan, ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid honours winners of Best m-Government Service Awards

Posted on 12/02/2015

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, honoured the winners of the second Best m-Government Service Award, which recognises excellence in government service, on Wednesday at the closing ceremony of the Third Government Summit 2015 which was organised in Dubai for three days under the theme "Shaping Future Governments." As he honoured the winners, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said that the strong participation in the Award ...  >>MORE

Dubai Smart Government's ePay generates Dh 7 billion in 2014

Posted on 27/01/2015

Recent statistics from Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) have revealed that its ePay system for online payment of Dubai government fees witnessed a 25 percent increase from the previous year generating approximately Dh 7 billion in 2014. The uptrend was accompanied by a 16 percent increase in the number of transactions and an increase in the number of entities using ePay to 30 entities, up from 25 entities in 2013. The ePay system enables customers to pay for government services online ...  >>MORE

Dubai Smart Government's ePay generates Dh5 billion in first 9 months of 2014

Posted on 07/10/2014

Recent statistics from Dubai Smart Government (DSG) have revealed that approximately Dh 5 billion was collected through its ePay portal, an increase of 25 per cent from 1 January to 30 September 2014, compared to the same period the previous year. The uptrend was accompanied by a 16 per cent increase in the number of completed transactions. A total of Dh 4,985,541,820 was collected through DSG's ePay portal on behalf of 28 government entities by the end of September 2014, accounting for ...  >>MORE

DSG to showcase for the first time a realistic model that simulates the future Dubai government and city at GITEX 2014

Posted on 24/09/2014

Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) has completed its technological, media and administrative preparations for participating in the 34th edition of GITEX Technology Week 2014 to be held in Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) between October 12 and 16. DSG announced that as many as 37 government entities are participating in the event after 5 new government entities joined this year's list of participating entities at its 3,800 square-metre stand in Sheikh Saeed ...  >>MORE

UAE a global pioneer in enabling secure digital transaction

Posted on 06/09/2014

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the global pioneers in employing identity and trust as two principal components in enabling secure digital transactions. "These two components impact decisively in all service providing systems, especially when these systems deal with sensitive data," argued Dr. Ali Mohamed Al Khouri, Director General of the Emirates Identity Authority, in a research paper published in the European Scientific Journal, a premier journal that has carried so far ...  >>MORE

U.A.E. among top three in mobile banking adoption

Posted on 23/07/2014

The U.A.E. ranks as one of the world's top three countries in mobile banking adoption, according to a new global SAP study on technology in banking. Mobile banking is following a similar usage curve to online banking, with the U.A.E., China, and India leading in adoption. In emerging markets, mobile devices provide access to financial services to previously under-banked populations. More than six out of 10 participants (65 per cent) said mobile is the most important trend for the future, ...  >>MORE

Dubai Smart Government activates electronic link with Dubai Islamic Bank

Posted on 23/06/2014

Dubai Smart Government, DSG, has announced the activation of electronic linkage between its Government Resources Planning, GRP, Systems and Dubai Islamic Bank, DIB, to fully automate the financial processes for government suppliers and salary payments. This initiative is in line with DSG's strategy to fully automate the procure-to-pay financial processes between Dubai government entities on one hand and suppliers on the other in the light of the DSG's recent improvements of the GRP systems ...  >>MORE

Dubai Customs’ services go live on smart watches

Posted on 19/06/2014

Dubai Customs has announced the launch of its services via smart watches, to keep up with the latest developments in the area of smart services delivery, offering more user-friendly and better accessible services. The move is in pursuance of the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and in fulfilment of the smart government goals set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed when he said, "A successful government is one that ...  >>MORE

DEWA announces complete transformation of its services into smart services

Posted on 16/06/2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has said that all its services are available online and the hallmark is achieved in less than a year after the launch of the Smart Dubai initiative. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA announced that the achievement is in line with the Smart Government phase, the post e-Government initiative launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which will contribute to making a ...  >>MORE

U.A.E.’s m-Government initiative ‘progressing well and on track’

Posted on 08/06/2014

With the mobile government initiative in the U.A.E. completing a year, authorities from the private sector, federal and local entities are working hand-in-hand to make the Smart Government more efficient. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, announced the initiative on May 22, 2013, to provide services to people round-the-clock through a single log-in and wherever they are. "We face challenges from some ...  >>MORE

UAE ranked second in government ICT use index

Posted on 24/04/2014

The UAE has become second in the world and the first in the Middle East and Africa region in the "Government Usage of ICT" index in the Global Information Technology Report for 2014, jumping 30 places, in accordance to the recent report released by the World Economic Forum. The report, covering 148 countries this year, ranks countries in terms of leveraging information and communications technologies to boost national competitiveness. The achievement of the UAE is a significant in light of the ...  >>MORE

Khalifa University students sweep m-Government Awards

Posted on 13/02/2014

Waiting in a queue to use government services will soon become a thing of the past as a group of students from Khalifa University Sharjah has developed a mobile application, allowing you to be in a virtual queue. The ‘IQ' app, which is available on all smartphone platforms, won top honours in its category at the first m-Government Services Award during the final session of the second annual Government Summit in Dubai. Developed by a group of five postgraduate engineering students, Khalfan Al ...  >>MORE

UAE’s infrastructure ideal for m-Govt shift, says survey

Posted on 12/02/2014

The survey that covered 1,100 Emiratis and expatriates, showed that most of the respondents were satisfied with the offered government services. A survey conducted at the Government Summit on the requirements and expectations of the customers from smart government services revealed that the UAE, with its infrastructure and advanced multimedia, has the ideal environment for transformation to the smart government. The survey that covered 1,100 Emiratis and expatriates, showed that most of the ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Energy launches smart services

Posted on 07/02/2014

The Minister of Energy Suhail Mohammed Al Mazrouie yesterday launched a package of its smart applications and services as part of transformation towards mGovernment. The launch took place in a ceremony attended by top ministry officials and its strategic partners. In his address on the occasion, the minister said the launch of e-services is a milestone in response and compliance with the government vision and ministry's strategy to deliver swiftly, information and services through its new, ...  >>MORE

Gergawi and Tim Cook discuss improving m-government services

Posted on 07/02/2014

Apple has shown keen interest in the experience of the UAE e-transformation and the shift towards mobile services, smart education and smart cities. Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook has been briefed by Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs, on the most important developments related to the UAE Mobile Government and Smart Learning initiatives. During the meeting, which was attended by a group of officials from both sides, prospects for cooperation were discussed on the ...  >>MORE

TRA launches official m-Government portal

Posted on 05/02/2014

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, has recently launched the official m-Government portal (www.mgov.government.ae), which represents the official resource for all information related to the Smart Government initiative at the national level. The portal provides an important source of government applications that avail government services on mobile phones. It also provides the latest updates about the m-Government initiative including events, programmes, applications, and ...  >>MORE

Key milestones in implementing m-Government Transformation Initiative, says TRA Director-General

Posted on 03/02/2014

Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, TRA Director-General, extended his sincere gratitude and appreciation to all government entities for their cooperation and commitment in implementing all the initiatives and actions taken for accomplishing a successful and fast transition towards Smart Government. He affirmed that the TRA has formed a special m-Government committee, following the announcement of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ...  >>MORE

Dubai Smart Government's mPay app achieves 265 percent rise in collections in 2013

Posted on 26/01/2014

Dubai Smart Government's mPay amounts have increased by 265% in 2013, demonstrating the rise of mobile app payments in the region. The mPay app was launched by Dubai Smart Government in part implementation of the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for the transition to a smart government. The iPhone and Android mPay app combines payments from Dubai Police, DEWA, RTA and Etisalat, as well as donations ...  >>MORE

Complete e-services by Ministry of Interior by year-end

Posted on 14/01/2014

By the end of this year, all services delivered by the Ministry of Interior will become e-services, a senior official said Monday. The ministry's Smartphone platform provides an integrated comprehensive link to the ministry's website through the Unified Login mechanism (username and password) to obtain services from any channel of electronic communication, said Major General Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police. Users can register once using ...  >>MORE

Over 250 projects compete for Best M-Government Service Award

Posted on 22/12/2013

The total number of nominated projects to compete for the Best M-Government Service Award is 260, including 175 projects from the UAE. University students in the United Arab Emirates have recorded a significant presence among the projects submitted to top the number of participants. They account for 109 projects in the five categories while Federal authorities submitted 28 projects and local governments provided 38 projects - together comprising the 175 national projects in all categories of ...  >>MORE

Best m-Government service open December 8-12

Posted on 08/12/2013

Submissions for the Best m-Government Service Award, on the Federal, Local, Arab and Global levels, opens Sunday and will close on Thursday, it was announced on Saturday. Hessa Buhumaid, Executive Director for Government Services Sector at the Prime Minister's Office at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, said the call for submissions to Best m-Government Service Award has received great response from all the local and federal governmental entities, adding that this reflects an enthusiastic ...  >>MORE

Dubai Police launch m-version of website; more functions soon

Posted on 21/10/2013

The Dubai Police has launched a mobile version for the official Dubai Police website on Saturday, prior to the opening of the Gitex. The mobile version has all the features of the main website, but is more user-friendly for mobile and tablet users. Customers can access the website through their mobile phones for fine payment and other services. The Dubai Police will launch two new services through its website soon, said an official. Fast-track service, which will be launched in 15 days, ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Education launches new m-Services at GITEX

Posted on 19/10/2013

The Ministry of Education of the U.A.E. Friday announced that it is launching an "unprecedented" package of new m-Government services when it participates in the forthcoming GITEX Technology Week, the region's largest information technology show, which takes place between October 20th-24th at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The ministry, in a statement, said the introduction of its new services, offered over smartphone apps, is in implementation of the directives of Vice President and Prime ...  >>MORE

Closing date for m-Govt Award nominations draws near

Posted on 15/08/2013

Government entities have underlined their commitment to the date of handing over the nomination files for the Best m-Government Service Awards. Launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai in May this year, the Award aims to encourage government entities to provide their services in accordance with innovative and creative solutions and enable them to reach all segments of the society wherever they are, round the ...  >>MORE

UAE Banks Federation supports m-Government initiative

Posted on 07/08/2013

The UAE Banks Federation has announced its firm support for the successful implementation of the UAE's m-Government initiative, announced earlier this year by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The UBF has formed a committee comprising representatives of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Mashreq Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD, National Bank of Abu Dhabi and Commercial Bank of Dubai to discuss and finalise the position ...  >>MORE

First Edition of the UAE m-Government Guidelines completed, ready for review

Posted on 22/07/2013

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, (TRA) announced that team behind m-government initiative has produced the first 'm-government guidelines', that will act as a comprehensive reference document for UAE government departments. As government departments prepare for the provision of their core services across mobile platforms, the document will serve as an essential guide for the transition. This step comes in line with the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of ...  >>MORE

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Mohammed bin Rashid honours winners of best M-government services


Finals of Best m-Government Service Award to witness contest between 91 entries in 10 categories


Third edition of Best m-Government Service Award launched


UAE mGovernment tweets in Hindi


UAE mGov calls for participation in the redevelopment of the nation’s ePortal


Lubna Al Qasimi: Smart government helps strengthen competitiveness, increase transparency


The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has achieved 100% in the smart electronic transition of priority services provided to individuals and business.


Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre unveils New E-Government Strategy during the 6th Abu Dhabi E-Government Forum


Mohammed bin Rashid views results of transition to m-Government


UAE m-Government launches an extensive campaign highlighting its key achievements


Dubai's wonder app: mPay transactions up 5 times in one year


Mohammed bin Rashid honours winners of Best m-Government Service Awards


Dubai Smart Government's ePay generates Dh 7 billion in 2014


Dubai Smart Government's ePay generates Dh5 billion in first 9 months of 2014


DSG to showcase for the first time a realistic model that simulates the future Dubai government and city at GITEX 2014


UAE a global pioneer in enabling secure digital transaction


U.A.E. among top three in mobile banking adoption


Dubai Smart Government activates electronic link with Dubai Islamic Bank


Dubai Customs’ services go live on smart watches


DEWA announces complete transformation of its services into smart services


U.A.E.’s m-Government initiative ‘progressing well and on track’


UAE ranked second in government ICT use index


Khalifa University students sweep m-Government Awards


UAE’s infrastructure ideal for m-Govt shift, says survey


Ministry of Energy launches smart services


Gergawi and Tim Cook discuss improving m-government services


TRA launches official m-Government portal


Key milestones in implementing m-Government Transformation Initiative, says TRA Director-General


Dubai Smart Government's mPay app achieves 265 percent rise in collections in 2013


Complete e-services by Ministry of Interior by year-end


Over 250 projects compete for Best M-Government Service Award


Best m-Government service open December 8-12


Dubai Police launch m-version of website; more functions soon


Ministry of Education launches new m-Services at GITEX


Closing date for m-Govt Award nominations draws near


UAE Banks Federation supports m-Government initiative


First Edition of the UAE m-Government Guidelines completed, ready for review