Rabat - Citizens will no longer be obliged to undergo the frustrating process of going to municipalities to acquire copies of certified diplomas and administrative documents or legalize signatures. A government reform will soon launched to simplify the procedure, according to Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani.
Rabat – Citizens will no longer be obliged to undergo the frustrating process of going to municipalities to acquire copies of certified diplomas and administrative documents or legalize signatures. A government reform will soon launched to simplify the procedure, according to Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani.
El Othmani’s government is currently working on simplifying the administrative processes that have caused serious inconvenience to citizens, announced newspaper Akhbar Al Youm in its August 8 edition.
The government will shortly alter the process of legalizing signatures, certified copies of diplomas, and other administrative documents in municipalities and municipal districts to a simple procedure which could be preformed in all governmental offices and institutions, said the daily, describing the reform as a “first in the history of Moroccan administrations.”
This measure, which will put an end to the time-consuming administrative processes, is part of a comprehensive reform of public administration, reported the daily.
Mohamed Ben Abdd Al Qader,Deputy Ministerin charge of Administration and Public Employment, said that the reform aims “to restore trust between administrations and citizens.”
The deputy minister acknowledged that previous reforms of public administration “have all been concerned with the internal structure of the administration, the inclusion of advanced technology in its system,” while “reforms have neglected a momentous element in the effective development of the administration, which is the citizen.”
The reform includes the establishment of new rules and regulations for administrative services, which public officials will be required to adhere to. In case of breaking these rules, officials will be penalized in accordance with the law.
Under the new law, the head of each administration will appoint a head of legalization department within their institution as well as the officers who will be responsible for legalizing documents.
These officers will be responsible for checking the authenticity of the administrative documents, diplomas, and other official documents before affixing their stamps in the papers, said the daily.