Secretariat - Objective, Powers, and Duties Secretariat - Objective, Powers, and Duties

Secretariat of the House _OPD

The objective for which the Secretariat is established shall be to provide professional support and administrative service to the House of Peoples’ Representatives in order to be effectual in its constitutional responsibility.

Powers and Duties of the Secretariat

The Secretariat shall have the powers and duties to:

1/ Provide professional support and administrative services necessary for the effectiveness of the legislative, supervision and oversight, and representation mandate of the House of Peoples’ Representatives;

2/ Render general professional and administrative service to the House of Peoples’ Representatives and to its committees and other internal organs;

3/ Administer the Federal Negarit Gazette;

4/ Perform public relation services to the House of Peoples’ Representatives;

5/ Ensure institutional memory;

6/ Enforce the benefits and special privileges determined by law to members and organs of the House of Peoples’ Representatives;

7/ Administer the house of members of the House, oversight security at the premises of members of the House in collaboration with the concerned organs and, ensure security and order is maintained at every place of the House of Peoples’ Representatives;  

8/ Prepare the budget of the House;

9/ Provide library, research, information and documentation services to the organs and members of the House of Peoples’ Representatives;

10/ Undertake capacity building activities;

11/ Provide minute recording, hall, publication and other conference services to the House and its organs;

12/ Provide transport service to members and organs of the House;

13/ Own property, enter into contract, sue and be sued in its own name;

14/ Perform such other activities that are necessary to the attainment of its objectives.


Organization of the Secretariat Organization of the Secretariat

Organization of the Secretariat

1/ The Secretariat shall have:

a) Neutral and professional Secretary General to be appointed by the Speaker in consultation with the chief government whip and chief whip of the main opposition party; 

b) Deputy Secretary General and heads of departments, their numbers to be determined as necessary, to be appointed by the Speaker upon the recommendation of the...

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New installation technologies are underway for wider public participation on legislative process., 24/10/2018
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