New GEMS Workspace to streamlines Gov’t correspondence

Ministers seen with President Solih during a cabinet meeting. | Photo: President’s Office

Malé, Maldives – The President’s Cabinet convened on Tuesday to discuss the launch of the latest version of the Government E-letter Management System (GEMS), called GEMS Workspace.

Additionally, revisions to the messaging and correspondence guidelines were discussed during the meeting, which took place earlier this morning at the President’s Office.

The Cabinet reviewed a paper presented by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, and Technology and emphasized the importance of upgrading GEMS to keep up with the latest technological developments.

As a result, the Cabinet decided to roll out the new GEMS Workspace in four phases.

The new software is different from the current version and is designed to operate independently without requiring additional support software.

It comes with pre-built message templates and electronic signature capabilities, allowing users to exchange correspondence with the government without the need for physical printing.

The full rollout of the software would enable businesses, non-governmental organizations, and individuals to use it to interact with the government.

The current version of GEMS was launched in 2010, and according to the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, and Energy, an update was necessary due to the challenges encountered with its management and support.