RIYADH — The Ministry of Surroundings, Water and Agriculture unveiled the draft guidelines with regard to the motivation rewards for individuals who help the ministry to uncover violations of the provisions of the Agricultural Regulation.
In response to the draft guidelines, a monetary reward not exceeding SR50000 and never lower than SR1000 shall be supplied to the whistleblowers. The violations shall be reported by the channels and platforms permitted by the ministry utilizing the shape ready for that function. The data, provided by the whistleblower, would come with his title, contact quantity, ID quantity, the placement and tackle of the violation, kind of the violation, and paperwork and data supportive to the whistleblowing.
Upon receiving the report, the competent departments would study and confirm the accuracy of the information submitted, and ensure that there have been no earlier whistleblowing of the violation in query, and submit suggestion for rewards for whistleblowers to the Rewards Committee after verifying their eligibility for the reward.
The reward shall be granted in accordance with the discretionary authority of the ministry, with a situation that the report has led to the detection of any violations of the Agricultural Regulation and its govt laws and that the whistleblower is just not the primary or second diploma relative of the inspector liable for inspection and proving the reported violation, and that the informant is just not an confederate in committing the reported violation. The violation should not have been beforehand reported.
In response to the draft guidelines, a five-member Rewards Committee shall be shaped by a choice of the minister, and every one of many members shall have a rank not decrease than tenth or its equal. The committee shall research the circumstances nominated for the motivation reward, and the extent of every case’s worthiness. Whereas evaluating the advantage of the motivation reward, the committee takes into consideration the seriousness and significance of the violation, the issue of discovering the violation, the trouble exerted by the whistleblower in discovering the violation, and the quantity of the nice for the reported violation.
The motivation reward is disbursed from the price range and the ministry should make sure the confidentiality of the reviews submitted to it, and never expose any data associated to the id of the whistleblower. The ministry has the precise to not disclose the measures taken concerning the reviews and the outcome reached. It has additionally the precise to take the mandatory measures when the submitted report is confirmed to be incorrect.