The regulatory agencies in the state exercise different types of control, each according to their competencies. At the same time, a common oversight is practiced, namely Compliance Control, which aims to verify the extent to which government agencies adhere to the relevant laws and regulations
Compliance Control enhances the principles of governance and transparency in the public sector, and it also contributes to strengthening the principles of accountability through the reports prepared by the regulatory bodies, which identify the areas of imbalance in government agencies.
On the other hand, the reports reflected by the compliance control; measure the performance of officials in government agencies, including the extent of their compliance with the laws, regulations and work regulations.
Adherence to the legislation of different degrees is obligatory, and we should not differentiate between these legislations. We see that the provisions of Decree No. (3) For the year 2021 to end the work of the decrees issued for an appointment with the position of a minister have been observed, but, strangely, there are leaders in the state who have continued their work and exercise the authority to issue administrative decisions and presidential powers over their employees and the authority to regulate administrative work. Although their service was legally terminated because their appointment decrees had not been renewed on time; some regulatory authorities have monitored this observation.
I would like to point out here that the law has regulated appointment and renewal in a leadership position. The law obliges the concerned minister, six months before the end of the period of occupying the leadership position, to submit a report to the Council of Ministers stating his opinion on the renewal or non-renewal of the leadership’s occupation of his position, accompanied by justifications and in light of the annual reports submitted on him. In my opinion, this is a sufficient period in which to evaluate the leader performance from the Relevant Minister.
The Fatwa and Legislation Department affirmed in one of its fatwa’s the provisions of the Civil Service Law that appointment to leadership positions can only be made by an Emiri decree for a period of four years, and that renewal of appointment is not implicit. Rather, a decree must be issued to that effect, and the failure to issue it will result at the end of the service of the occupants of the leadership position as of the expiration date of the period referred to in the appointment decree.
But in reality, the provisions of the law are not observed; Sometimes we see the renewal for leaders six months before the end of the decree of their appointment. Whereas there are leaders who are not renewed until after the decree of their appointment has expired, and in those cases that the period has exceeded several years. Some legal opinions have contributed to the continuation of this phenomenon.
Therefore, compliance controls imperative to adhere to the legislation issued to regulate the work of leaders in the country, similar to the issuance of Decree No. (3) For the year 2021, and there is no excuse for exceptional cases to ensure regularity in public facilities. Whereas, the law has regulated such cases through Law No. (116) of 1992 in the matter of administrative organization, defining the functions, and delegation of them.
It is also a guarantee for the governance of administrative work in public facilities, far from the leadership being subject to pressure to renew or not. In my opinion, the leader’s continuing to work despite the end of the decree appointing him is considered a kind of conflict of interest, in addition to being problematic in his legal adaptation, especially with regard to the responsibilities, duties, and penalties stipulated in the Civil Service Law, Whereas, the law does not grant him leadership status while he is practicing his work.