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History of the Office of the Permanent Secretary,
the Prime Minister’s Office



The Office of the Permanent Secretary, the Prime Minister’s Office, was established on April 14, 1960, by the Act on the Administrative Organization of the Office of the Prime Minister (No.7), B.E. 2503 (1960) whose job had been transferred from the Department of the Official Inspection. At the beginning, the executives of the Office of the Permanent Secretary, namely, the Permanent Secretary, the Deputy Permanent Secretary and the Assistant Permanent Secretary were political officials and were subsequently altered to ordinary civil servants by the Act on the Administrative Organization of the Office of the Prime Minister (No.4) B.E.2508 (1965).
                       Later on, the state administration was revised by the Declaration of Revolutionary Party No.218, dated 29 September 1972 (B.E.2515), and in 1991 there was a proclamation of the Act of State Administration, B.E.2534, which has come into force up to the present time. The Act assigns the Office of the Permanent Secretary to be responsible for carrying out any general administrative work of the Office of the Prime Minister and other official matters that are not within the prescribed duties and responsibilities of any particular departments of the Office of the Prime Minister; supervising and following up the performance of the government departments under the Office of the Prime Minister in accordance with the policies; and guidelines and operational plans of the Prime Minister’s Office, except for official matters that are carried out by government agencies reporting directly to the Prime Minister. In addition, the Permanent Secretary is assigned as the superior official in charge of the officials in the Office of the Prime Minister, except for officials of the government agencies reporting directly to the Prime Minister.
Function        
     
            The Office of the Permanent Secretary has responsibility for carrying out any general administrative work of the Office of the Prime Minister, monitoring and evaluating public sector performance, performing assigned tasks and other official matters that are not within the prescribed duties and responsibilities of any particular departments of the Office of the Prime Minister. In addition, the Office of the Permanent Secretary is responsible for supervising and following up the performance of the government departments and the state enterprises under the Office of the Prime Minister, except for official matters that are carried out by government agencies under the supervision of, and reporting directly to, the Prime Minister.
                 1.  Set action plans for the Office of the Prime Minister in accordance with the National Economic and Social Development Plan, government policy, and the policy of the Prime Minister; follow up and evaluate the performance of government agencies and state enterprises under the Prime Minister’s Office
                 2. Administer, coordinate, supervise, and follow up the special assigned projects or events aimed at celebrating and honoring the monarchy, and other special affairs as assigned by the Cabinet or the Prime Minister
                 3. Carry out the laws and regulations of the Office of the Prime Minister that are the specific responsibility of the Prime Minister, the Ministers to the Office of the Prime Minister, and the Permanent Secretary to the Office of the Prime Minister, including other related laws and regulations
                 4. Carry out the inspection work of the Inspectors-General to the Office of the Prime Minister, including inspecting, following up, evaluating the performance of government agencies, promoting official inspection development, coordinating inspection work, arranging inspection information systems, and monitoring the performance of government offices in case of financial problems or corruption by government officials
                 5. Carry out regulations regarding regional supervision
                 6. Carry out law on determining plans and process of decentralization
                 7. Carry out official information law
                 8. Provide a public service center receiving complaints, compiling facts, following up and submitting comments regarding complaints and petitions including other people’s difficulties for the Prime Minister’s decision-making
                 9. Carry out national identity work
                 10. Supervise information and communication technology systems in the Office of the Prime Minister
                 11. Perform any other tasks enacted to be the responsibility and official duties of the Office of the Permanent Secretary, the Prime Minister’s Office or as assigned by the Prime Minister, the Ministers to the Office of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet
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Mission


1. Upholding the Nation, Religions and the King as the three main institutions and promoting the national identity

2. Driving the government’s policies, inspecting and monitoring government administration
      2.1) Setting the guidelines and action plans of the Office of the Prime Minister to be aligned with the National Economic and Social Development Plan, and government’s and Prime Minister’s policies
      2.2) Following-up and evaluating the performance of the government agencies and state enterprises under the Office of the Prime Minister
      2.3) Proceeding on laws and regulations of the Office of the Prime Minister
      2.4) Inspecting, following-up, evaluating, promoting, developing, coordinating and systemizing information related to official inspections, including expediting and following-up the performance of the government agencies in case of cash shortage or financial corruption
      2.5) Conducting according to regulations on supervision and follow-up of regional performances
      2.6) Decentralizing the authorities to the local government organizations
      2.7) Managing the information and communication technology of the Office of the Prime Minister

3. Public Service
      3.1) Implementing the laws on official information
      3.2) Being the Public Service Center receiving complaints, fact-finding, following-up, and proposing comments and recommendations related to problems which people make complaints, including other people’s grievance problems, in order to consider in compliance with the Prime Minister’s orders


(Remark: last update on September 29th, 2015 as a work of Foreign Relations Subdivision, Bureau of Planning and Special Affairs)

Strategy

Strategy 1:      Revering the monarchy and strengthen national identity

   Strategy 2:      Promoting and driving the government’s policies and regulating the government administration in accordance with "Good Governance"

   Strategy 3:      Enhancing service excellence

   Strategy 4:      Developing organization readiness to support driven mission




 

(Remark: last update on September 29th, 2015 as a work of Foreign Relations Subdivision, Bureau of Planning and Special Affairs)

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