Emir revamps ministries, departments

February 21, 2014 - 4:51:56 am

DOHA: Separate departments for climate change and combating pollution have been established at the Ministry of Environment and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal)  has been brought directly under the Minister of Municipality and Urban Planning, as per new decisions issued by the Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani yesterday.

The Emir issued several decisions on the organisational structures and functions of ministries, establishing and reorganising some authorities, public institutions and governmental entities.

The decisions took effect from the date of issue and will be published in the official gazette

The Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani has been appointed as Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health and the Supreme Education Council.

The Minister of Municipality and Urban Planning will be responsible for the general performance of Ashghal. 

The Geographic Information Systems and the municipalities will be under the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning.

The departments of Urban Planning, Land, Survey, Infrastructure Planning and State Properties have been brought under the Assistant Undersecretary for Urban Planning.

There will be five Undersecretaries and 28 departments in the newly structured Ministry of Environment.

New departments have been established at the Ministry of Environment and many centres under it have been abolished.

The Office of Intellectual Property Rights at the Ministry of Justice has been abolished.

The Qatar News Agency has been brought under the Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage and the Minister will be responsible for monitoring its general performance.

The director of QNA will be appointed through an Emiri decision and the agency will have 11 administrative units.

Audit administrations, quality, public relations and communications will be under the office of the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs. There will be two Undersecretaries for land and sea transportation at the Ministry of Transport.

Internal Audit Planning and Legal Affairs and public Relations will be under the Minister of Transport.

Two administrations for buildings, designs and projects will be established by an Emiri decision. The peninsula

There will be one undersecretary and 11 departments for the ministry of youth and sports. Two departments, one for sports affairs and another for construction and projects, have been established.

The department of planning and quality and two departments, of youth centres and youth activities, will be under the ministry of youth and sports.

The legislation department, fatwa, sessions, follow-up and information affairs will be under the general secretary of the Cabinet.

There will be one undersecretary and two assistant undersecretaries for planning affairs and statistics under the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics.

There will be one undersecretary and three assistant undersecretaries for urban planning and public service at the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning.

There will be three undersecretaries and two assistant undersecretaries for Dawah affairs, Islamic affairs and joint services at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zaid Cultural Center has been separated from the Dawa department and brought under the minister’s office.

The departments of Islamic affairs, research, and Haj affairs will be under the assistant undersecretary for Awqaf.

At the Ministry of Justice, new departments for planning, quality and legal affairs and a new office for lawyers’ affairs have been established. 

A new department for human resources has been established and the committee for conferences has been brought under the assistant for services and follow-up. 

Ministers’ assistants’ offices have been changed to departments and some of their powers have been transferred to other entities.

The human rights office at the foreign ministry has been brought under the assistant for international cooperation.

THE PENINSULA

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