ITA appoints Ernst & Youngas advisers for e-Visa project
Wed, 17 February 2010
By A Staff Reporter -
MUSCAT — The Government of Oman represented by the Information Technology Authority (ITA) has appointed Ernst & Young as advisers for the e-Visa System Project.
The objective of the Government of Oman is to implement a world-class system that acts as the government gateway to electronic visa service delivery system that will be tightly integrated with backend business applications.
This system is expected to enable the Sultanate to process and issue visas and visa application forms online.
Furthermore, it will enhance the current process of public (from inside and outside Oman) to apply for visa through the Internet.
Dr Salim bin Sultan al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA stated: “This is one of the important national projects to be undertaken as part of e-Oman Initiative.”
The Engagement Partner from Ernst & Young, Philip Stanton says, “It is indeed an honour that the Oman Government has shown confidence in Ernst & Young’s strong advisory practice in Oman. We are delighted to be associated with ITA and the Government of Oman in this important national initiative.”
Seminar on global banking crisis
MUSCAT — The Muscat Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, set up under the sponsorship of the College of Banking and Financial Studies, is conducting a seminar next week on the theme, ‘Crisis in the Global Banking System — Regulatory Deficiencies leading to the Crisis and Regulatory Initiatives in Recovery’.
The event will be held on Sunday, February 21, at the College of Banking & Financial Studies, Bausher, at 6pm. The keynote speaker is Dr K C Chakrabarty, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. A seasoned banker with an accomplished banking career spanning over three decades, he donned the mantle of a Central Banker on June 15, 2009, after he assumed charge of the office of Deputy Governor of RBI.
The Muscat Chapter has invited its CA members to attend this meeting and listen to the erudite exposition of the learned speaker. Attendance will also enable members to earn CPE credits for their continuous education requirement under the institute’s guidelines.
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