ABU DHABI // Ten categories have been added to the third Abu Dhabi Awards for Excellence in Government Performance, which will bestow 24 titles, from best customer service to best new employee.
New categories for departments include Emiratisation, sustainability, strategic transformation, administration, two covering customer service, cross entities, most dedicated long-term employee, best new employee and best executive director.
Among the 49 departments competing for the awards are the Health Authority Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, twofour54, Abu Dhabi Media, Abu Dhabi Municipality, Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the Food Control Authority.
The awards, which aim to raise the quality of government services, carry no financial benefit but are highly prized.
"It is a moral honouring from the head of the Executive Council and his deputy," said Yasser Al Naqbi, the awards coordinator. "Any government entity aims for that."
Concerned departments have already started preparing their entries.
Entries must be ready for evaluation by July, with interviews to be conducted in September.
The winners will be announced by the end of the year.