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SI03_SI0_State Administration Act_2002

Name of the country Slovenia
Sector General
Name of the document (original) Zakon o državni upravi (Ur.l. RS 113/05)
Name of the document (English) State Administration Act
Administrative level National
Type of the document Legislation
Year of adoption 2002
Foreseen duration Unlimited
Sector General
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) SI0
Authority Ministry of public administration
Availability in English No
Legally binding Leaglly binding
SGI coverage SGI
Integration as a concept Yes
Integration elements
Actors
Policies
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Others
Description Integration as a concept with reference to the recommended approach of the ministries concerning the preparation of the intersecotoral policies, as well as tackling the issues that relate to several different subject fields. Actors: A special section related to the coordination of work of several ministries, particularly in the process of making/improving/changing a policy, which relates to more than one (sectoral / governance) subject field. Administrative levels: National – cooperation of ministries. The ministries at the national level are related to the authorities at the local level (administrative units) through the subsidiarity principle.
Major objectives 1. Setting a legal framework to define the subject fields of a specific ministry, as well as their responsibilities, tasks and powers, including with reference to the SGI provision (1/3)
Short Summary The State administration act is a state law, defining the role and tasks of the state administration in the Republic of Slovenia. It positions the government as the responsible body to define the mode of operation of the administration such as official hours, the arrangements for ensuring the transparency, the possibilities for the public to pass forward comments or critics, etc. One of the main tasks of the state administration is the participation in policy-making. According to this law, the public administration needs to be professional, politically neutral and impartial. One of the main tasks of the state administration is the participation in policy-making.
Major objectives:
1. Setting a legal framework to define the tasks and responsibilities of the state administration
2. Setting a legal framework to define state administration bodies (ministries at national level, and administrative units at lower territorial levels) and the relations between them.
3. Setting a legal framework to define the subject fields of a specific ministry, as well as their responsibilities, tasks and powers, including with reference to the SGI provision
The tasks of the administration are at the national level implemented by ministries, as defined in this document. The document sets out the governance structure of ministries, their organisation and competences as well as the subject fields of a specific ministry. In total 14 ministries are defined in the regulation, covering sectors like social affairs, health, environment, economy, culture, education etc. In terms of SGI the ministries are the ones responsible for the provision of services of general interest, especially the ones in public domain. There is also a special section related to the coordination of work of several ministries, particularly in the process of making/improving/changing a policy, which relates to more than one (sectoral / governance) subject field. The document sets out special sections amending the electronic provision of services of the state administration for general public.
According to the document, at a lower territorial level (municipal level), the tasks of the state administration are implemented by the so called administrative units. The structure and the competences of this units are also defined. The document also sets out provisions related to the supervision of the state administrative bodies.
Centralised/decentralised Not applicable
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