King Salman promotes, appoints 30 judges at the Board of Grievances

King Salman briefed ministers on his recent telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump. (SPA)

RIYADH (RAHNUMA): King Salman issued a royal decree on Tuesday to promote and appoint 30 judges to the Board of Grievances.

The promotions and appointments covered various levels of the judiciary.

Head of the Board of Grievances and chairman of the Administrative Judicial Council, Sheikh Khaled bin Mohammed Al-Yousef, said the decree is an extension of the generous support provided by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the Board of Grievances, in order to develop and reinforce it with qualified personnel who are able to carry out their duties in the best manner. The Saudi judiciary is undergoing various reforms. It is also taking measures for digital transformation to improve the experience of beneficiaries, speed up the judicial process.

Recent measures targeted a number of digital forensic services aimed at eliminating paperwork and making procedures easier for beneficiaries who no longer need to visit notaries to issue low-risk powers of attorney.

The ministry highlighted that the digital transformation in documentation would save about 8 million papers annually.

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