Arab News, Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 | Rajab 26, 1440
Saudi Arabia’s General Auditing Bureau launches e-platform
The president of the Saudi General Auditing Bureau (GAB), Hussam
Al-Anqari, on Monday launched the Wathiqa electronic platform at its
headquarters in Riyadh.
The platform allows the creation, storage and exchange of government documents
between departments under the GAB’s supervision, once they have been approved by
the Saudi National Center for Documents and Archives.
“The Wathiqa electronic platform is an added value provided by the bureau for
the governmental entities under the GAB’s supervision,” Al-Anqari said.
“This new platform gives these entities access to all of GAB’s documents through
the cataloging regulations system, which is a central database of all laws and
regulatory provisions issued by all legislative authorities in the Kingdom,
gathered and collected over a period of 50 years.”
Where a document is received and assigned a number. The bureau then registers
the document’s date, attachments and level of confidentiality. The second phase
is “registration”, where the bureau defines the source of the tool, then
registers the tool’s number, type and date, and finally uploads short and long
versions of the text.
The bureau, through the third phase of “linking and classification,” links the
tool or provision with appropriate legal tools or with the thematic
classification. In the fourth step, “review and audit,” the bureau reviews the
previous phases, ensures the safety of the copied version, the accuracy of data,
the validity of linkages, and finally moves the document to the database.
In the fifth phase, the origin of the document is archived and during the sixth
and final phase, the document is published.
Wathiqa is an initiative of the Digital Transformation Program, part of the
Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to modernize the Saudi government, economy