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Organic Law of Public Administration.

Decree No. 1,424 was published in Official Gazette No. 6,147 Extraordinary of November 17, 2014. Through said Decree, the President of the Republic issued the Decree with the Status, Value, and Force of Organic Law of Public Administration (the “Decree-Law”), the purpose of which is to establish the principles, bases, and guidelines that govern the organization and functioning of the Public Administration.  Following are the significant aspects of the same:

 

i) Article 49 refers to the creation of the Sectorial Vice-presidencies as superior entities of the central level of the National Public Administration, entrusted with the supervision and functional, administrative, and budgetary control of the ministries of the popular power determined by the President of the Republic, who will also fix the number, name, organization, functioning, and competence of said Vice-presidencies. Each Vice-presidency will be headed by a Sectorial Vice-president designated by the President of the Republic.

 

ii) Article 50 refers to the powers of the Sectorial Vice-presidents, which include (i) to propose the lines to define the public policies to be formulated and implemented by the ministries in the sector of their competence, (ii) to recommend the principal economic, political, and social, structural, or circumstantial elements to be taken into account in the orientation of the national public management, (iii) to issue opinion, approve, and authorize sectorial regulations issued by ministries the coordination of which is assigned to the Sectorial Vice-presidents by the President of the Republic and (iv) to formulate and approve the plans and projects according to the guidelines and policies issued in accordance with the centralized planning, among others.

 

iii) As to the representation in the companies, foundations, and civil associations of the State, the Decree-Law establishes that the Executive Vice-president, Sectorial Vice-president, the minister or the relevant entity of the national or state government, of the metropolitan district or municipality, will exercise, as applicable, the representation of the Republic, the state, the metropolitan district or the municipality at the shareholders’ meetings or corresponding entities of the companies, foundations, and civil associations of the State that are under the control of such Executive Vice-president, Sectorial Vice-president, minister or entity of the national or state government, metropolitan district or municipality.

 

The Decree-Law became effective on November 17, 2014.

 

In order to access the Decree-Law, please click here.

 

 

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