Council of Ministers
The Council of Ministers assists His Majesty the Sultan in drawing out and implementing the general policy of the State. The Cabinet is the authority tasked with executing the general policy of the State. In this context, the Council of Ministers undertakes, in particular, the responsibility of submitting to His Majesty the Sultan recommendations pertaining to economic, political, social, executive, administrative and developmental issues of concern to the Government. These include proposing drafts of laws and Royal decrees, representing citizens’ interests and ensuring rendering necessary services to them, besides promoting their standards of living in terms of economic enterprise, health and culture.
The Council of Ministers demarks general goals and policies of economic, social and administrative development. It also proposes means and procedures to carry out these goals and policies in a manner that guarantees optimal use of financial, economic and human resources. The Cabinet discusses development plans prepared by the departments concerned and submits them to His Majesty the Sultan for approval and follow-up. It also discusses ministries’ proposals on ways to practise their respective specializations, and then undertakes appropriate recommendations and decisions with regard to these propositions. The Cabinet also supervises the performance of the State’s Administrative Apparatus. It follows up the execution of duties, as well as coordination among the Apparatus’s units. The Council of Ministers shoulders the responsibility of general supervision of implementation of laws, Royal decrees, bylaws, regulations, decisions, treaties, agreements, conventions and verdicts issued by courts to ensure commitment to all these. It also performs any other specializations delegated by His Majesty the Sultan or specializations authorized to it by virtue of provisions of the law. The Council of Ministers has a Secretariat General that helps it perform its tasks and duties.