Ministry of Administrative Reform and e-Governance
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The Ministry of Administrative Reform and e-Governance (Greek: Υπουργείο Διοικητικής Μεταρρύθμισης και Ηλεκτρονικής Διακυβέρνησης) is a former Greek Government Ministry. It was formed in June 2011 and disestablished in January 2015.
The ministry was formed on 27 June 2011 by Presidential Decree 65/2011, following a proposal by Prime Minister George Papandreou. It resulted from the division of the Ministry of the Interior, Decentralisation and e-Governance and, in particular, the establishment of the General Secretariat of Public Administration and e-Government as a separate ministry. The latter was established at the recommendation of the Ministry of Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization in 1995 with the merger of the then ministries of the Presidency of the Government and of the Interior, and comprised services from the former department. The Ministry was based in Vasilissis Sofias Avenue 15, Athens.
The responsibilities of the Ministry extended to all matters concerning Public Administration, both at the organizational level, such as the simplification of administrative procedures, the relations between citizens and the state, the organization of public services and administrative reform, and in terms of human resources, such as legislation on civil servants and private-law employees of the public sector. It was also responsible for the fundamental electronic governance and development of information technology and new technologies in public administration (e.g. "open government"). The Ministry also included the Corps of Inspectors-Controllers of Public Administration and the General Inspector of Public Administration, the National Printing Office and independent authorities of the Ombudsman and the Supreme Council for Personnel Selection (ASEP). Finally it supervised the National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA) and the "Information Society" limited company.
According to the Prime Ministerial decision Y4/21.6.2012, it ranked fifth in the hierarchy of the cabinet ministries.
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