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General Affairs Division

The Office of the Permanent Secretary, the Prime Minister’s Office was established on 14 April 1960 by the Act on the Administrative Organization of the Office of the Prime Minister (No.7) B.E. 2503 (1960). The functions of the Office were transferred from the former Department of Official Inspection.
The Notification of the Prime Minister’s Office on Organizing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, which was published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette on 31 May 1990, is provided that by virtue of Section 7 of the Act on Organizing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, the General Administration Division shall be comprised of the following subdivisions: 1.Document Delivery 2.Official Correspondence 3.Evaluation and Statistics         4.Executives Support and 5.Document Storage and Library.

Originally, the executives of the Permanent Secretary including the Permanent Secretary, the Deputy Permanent Secretary and the Assistant Permanent Secretary were classified as political officials. Later the positions were reclassified as ordinary civil servants according to the Act on the Administrative Organization of the Office of the Prime Minister (No.4) B.E. 2008 (1995).

Later the Act on the Administrative Organization of the State B.E. 2534 (1991) assigned the Office of the Permanent Secretary the responsibility of carrying out any general administrative work of the Prime Minister’s Office and the Cabinet that is not within the prescribed duties and responsibilities of any particular departments of the Prime Minister’s Office. This responsibility includes supervising and following up on the performance of the government departments and the state enterprises under the Prime Minister’s Office in accordance with policies, guidelines and action plans of the Prime Minister’s Office, except official matters which are carried out by government agencies under the supervision of, and reporting directly to the Prime Minister.
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