PASI has come a long way in achieving the social
objectives for which it was established. However, it still faces great
challenges to achieving high levels of growth, expansion of social
insurance coverage, and dissemination of social insurance culture and
concept among the community. Since the time of its establishment under
the Royal Decree No. 72/91 on the issuance of the Social Insurance Law
which provided for the establishment of a public authority under the
name of "Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI)"
enjoying administrative and financial independence, PASI has been
working by a spirit of responsibility to translate its national
responsibilities in order to have an active role in achieving the social
and economic stability in the Omani society.
In pursuit of the senior management of PASI to
enhance its services, expand the social insurance coverage, develop its
human resources, and apply the modern techniques whenever possible, it
decided to prepare the first strategic plan. Al Roiah Human Development
Establishment was appointed to assist PASI in setting the plan. Al Roiah
started its preparatory works in 1st Nov 2008 and submitted the first
draft of the five year plan to PASI in 28th Feb 2009.
The plan reflects high aspirations and includes
objectives in line with the five year plan of the Sultanate. Perhaps a
closer look at the features and elements of the five-year plan of PASI
shows the increasing importance of the development plan as it reflects
broad objectives for the economic prosperity and social balance. The
plan also reflects the basic trends and the national objectives, which
PASI contributes to achieve, namely:
- Increase the efficiency of PASI’s performance as a unit of the
state administrative apparatus and government institutions.
- Grow the national wealth and diversify sources of
- Contribute to the achievement of comprehensive and sustainable
The clear message delivered by the five-year
plan of PASI is that the achievement of goals does not mean just the
escalation of the pace of progress and improvement of the performance in
continuation of what has been achieved during the past years, but it is
also the beginning of a promising breakthrough stage that will witness a
fundamental change in the economic and social structure. The ultimate
goal which PASI is seeking to achieve through the five-year plan in the
first place is to provide social protection and welfare to the insured
through the following:
- Improve the provided insurance benefits.
- Provide social protection schemes that ensure decent life for
- Provide the required services, improve their quality, and make
them easily accessible.
These objectives are not just aspirations. To
achieve them, the plan should adhere to the pattern of priorities and
policy framework governing the allocation and diversification of
investments that have a significant role in achieving the objectives of
PASI in the long run.
Some people may think that it is a very
ambitious plan. This is true, but it is certainly realistic. It is
ambitious as it befits this Authority, and realistic with its great
capabilities and potential that will achieve its goals and objectives in
the progress, development and renaissance.