Sheikh Mohammed honours winners of Govt Excellence Programme

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Sheikh Mohammed congratulated the DGEP award winners and praised their efforts in setting an example for excellence in their fields and urged them to continue supporting their colleagues in strengthening their performance and capabilities…reports Asian Lite News

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said that the Dubai Government Excellence Programme, over the course of the last 24 years, has set high global benchmarks for government excellence and continues to pursue new opportunities to embed exceptional standards of innovation and performance within governmental institutions.

Sheikh Mohammed honours winners of Govt Excellence Programme

Sheikh Mohammed said: “Innovation within the government sector will play a crucial role in the future. The UAE and Dubai have indeed spearheaded creativity and excellence, and while we have come a long way, we must continue to innovate new approaches to further positively transform the way the government operates.”

“The pandemic has truly shed a light on the level of efficiency of our government and its agility in dealing with changes as they arise, as a result of the mechanisms that were put in place, which have raised our readiness to respond quickly to challenges. Our presence today reaffirms our commitment to maintaining and further consolidating the values of innovation, excellence and creativity as we move towards a brighter future, which will open up new creative opportunities,” His Highness added.

He awarded the distinguished innovators in the Government of the Dubai based on the results of the evaluation cycle of the Dubai Government Excellence Program under various categories at the institutional and functional levels, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, and His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and the executive leadership of the participating government entities.

He congratulated the DGEP award winners and praised their efforts in setting an example for excellence in their fields and urged them to continue supporting their colleagues in strengthening their performance and capabilities.

Sheikh Mohammed honours winners of Govt Excellence Programme

He added: “I would like to thank you for your dedication and commitment in defining new standards for future governments. You are the pillar on which we build our future, and with your support, the Government of Dubai will remain a beacon of excellence and creativity.”

During the ceremony, the results of the 2021 evaluation cycle were announced, highlighting government entities that maintained their standards of excellence and those that made leaps to reach the Elite level.

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Winners of the Dubai Government Excellence Programme:

Dubai Excellence Medals:

*Dubai Medal for Innovative Employee: Bassam Hassan Mahboub from Dubai Health Authority

*Dubai Medal for Supervisory Employee: Ahmed Obaid Al Muhairi of Dubai Police

*Dubai Medal for Young Employee: Aisha Mohammed Al Rumaithi from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

*Dubai Medal for ‘Customer Happiness’ Employee: Rashid Mohammed Karmostaji from the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai

*Dubai Medal for Field Employee: Haifa Abdullah Al Ali from the Roads and Transport Authority

*Dubai Medal for Administrative Employee: Zainab Ali Al Balushi from Dubai Courts

*Dubai Medal for Specialized Employee: Aisha Abdullah Al Nuaimi from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

*Dubai Medal for Assistant Director General/CEO: Sa’ed Mohammed Al-Awadi from the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai

Variable Awards:

* Best ‘People of Determination’ Friendly Entity: Dubai Police General Command

* Best Entity in Emiratization: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Institutional Awards for leading government entities and its affiliated categories – based on the main criteria: * Best Entity in Service Provision: Dubai Airports

* Best Entity in Digital Government: Public Prosecution Dubai * Happiest Work Environment: Dubai Courts

* The winner of the Best Entity Achieving Dubai Plan 2021, Best Entity in Efficiency and Governance, and the grand award Leading Government Entity is the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs.

The group of government entities that won the Elite Award by scoring 600 points or more, achieving global leadership standards and maintaining their positions as the elite of the Dubai government, include (no order implied):