Administrative Control and Transparency Authority (ACTA) president Hamad bin Nasser al-Misned has said that a code of conduct and integrity for public officials will come into effect soon, after the Cabinet issued its decision No 18 of 2020.
He noted that the ACTA is in charge of preparing the code of conduct, in the framework of completing the system required for state institutions to carry out their duties efficiently and capably, in order to increase transparency and integrity in the state and enhance trust in public office as well as to provide more protection to public money.
Al-Misned added that the provisions of the code of conduct will be applicable to all civil employees at ministries and other governmental bodies.
He said the code of conducts comes in the framework of the commitment to the UN Convention Against Corruption.
Qatar ratified the agreement in decree No 17 of 2007.
Al-Misned pointed out Qatar’s achievements in enhancing integrity, transparency, and anti-corruption are reflected in international indicators on the topics.
Made up of 19 articles, the code of conduct includes the criteria for the employee to maintain the information and official documents that he accesses by virtue of his job or work, and criteria that define the relationship between the employee and his superiors, as well as the relationship with co-workers, with subordinates, dealing with service recipients, dealing with information technology and e-mail, dealing with the media and means social media and not leaking any information in a way that offends the reputation of the job or the authority in which it works or reveals its secrets.
On the national level, the code of conduct is part of the efforts to realise Qatar National Vision 2030 and its focus on creating an efficient workforce that uses public resources optimally.
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