Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

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กระทรวงดิจิทัลเพื่อเศรษฐกิจและสังคม
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Ministry of Digital Economy and Society
Ministry overview
Formed
  • 3 October 2002; 15 years ago (2002-10-03): as Ministry of Information and Technology[1]
  • 16 September 2016; 12 months ago (2016-09-16): as Ministry of Digital Economy and Society[2]
Jurisdiction Nationwide
Headquarters Chaeng Watthana Government Complex, Building B, Chaeng Watthana Road, Lak Si, Bangkok
Annual budget 20,172,851,700 baht (2016)[3][4]
Minister responsible
  • Pichet Durongkaverote, Minister of Digital Economy and Society
Ministry executive
  • Wilailuk Chuliwattanakul, Permanent secretary
Website www.mict.go.th

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES; Thai: กระทรวงดิจิทัลเพื่อเศรษฐกิจและสังคม), formerly known as the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Thai: กระทรวงเทคโนโลยีสารสนเทศและการสื่อสาร, is a cabinet ministry of Thailand. MICT was established on 3 October 2002 by the Administrative Reorganisation Act, 2002.[5] The new ministry was created as the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society by the Re-organization of Ministry, Bureau and Department Act, B.E. 2558.[6]

History[edit]

In September 2016, MICT was dissolved and replaced by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society. The new ministry assumed the responsibilities of MICT. MICT's former agencies, the National Statistical Office of Thailand, the Thai Meteorological Department, the Electronic Transactions Development Agency, Thailand Post, TOT, and CAT Telecom, are to be transferred to the new agency. The National Disaster Warning Center, formerly under MICT, are to be transferred to the Interior Ministry.[7] MICT's Software Industry Promotion Agency (SIPA) will be dissolved and some of its staff transferred to a newly established unit under the new ministry.[8]

Departments[edit]

Administration[edit]

  • Office of the Minister
  • Office of the Permanent Secretary: Wilailuk Chuliwattanakul, former director of the National Statistical Office, was elevated to the position of permanent secretary on 5 November 2016.[9]

Dependent departments[edit]

Public companies[edit]

Public organizations[edit]

  • Software Industry Promotion Agency[5]
  • Electronic Government Agency
  • Electronic Transactions Development Agency

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phrarātchabanyan prapprung krasuang thabuang krom phutthasakkarāt sǭng phan hā rǭi sīsip hā" พระราชบัญญัติปรับปรุงกระทรวง ทบวง กรม พ.ศ. ๒๕๔๕ [Administrative Reorganisation Act, 2002] (PDF). Government Gazette of Thailand (in Thai). Bangkok: Cabinet Secretariat of Thailand. 119 (99 A). 2002-10-02. Retrieved 2016-09-15. 
  2. ^ "Phrarātchabanyan prapprung krasuang thabuang krom (chabap thī sipčhet) phutthasakkarāt sǭng phan hā rǭi hāsip kāo" พระราชบัญญัติปรับปรุงกระทรวง ทบวง กรม (ฉบับที่ ๑๗) พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๙ [Administrative Reorganisation Act (No. 17), 2016] (PDF). Government Gazette of Thailand (in Thai). Bangkok: Cabinet Secretariat of Thailand. 133 (80 A). 2016-09-15. Retrieved 2016-09-15. 
  3. ^ "Phrarātchabanyan ngoppramān rāičhāi pračham pīngoppramān phutthasakkarāt sǭng phan hā rǭi hāsip kāo" พระราชบัญญัติงบประมาณรายจ่ายประจำปีงบประมาณ พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๙ [Annual Expenditure Budget Act, 2016] (PDF). Government Gazette of Thailand (in Thai). Bangkok: Cabinet Secretariat of Thailand. 132 (91 A): 38. 2015-09-25. Retrieved 2016-09-15. 
  4. ^ "Phrarātchabanyan ngoppramān rāičhāi phœ̄mtœ̄m pračham pīngoppramān phutthasakkarāt sǭng phan hā rǭi hāsip kāo phutthasakkarāt sǭng phan hā rǭi hāsip kāo" พระราชบัญญัติงบประมาณรายจ่ายเพิ่มเติมประจำปีงบประมาณ พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๙ พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๙ [Additional Expenditure Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 Act, 2016] (PDF). Government Gazette of Thailand (in Thai). Bangkok: Cabinet Secretariat of Thailand. 133 (23 A): 2. 2016-03-15. Retrieved 2016-09-15. 
  5. ^ a b "About Us". Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT). Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  6. ^ Suvansombut, Nuppol (16 September 2016). "Govt establishes Ministry of Digital Economy and Society". National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT). Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Tortermvasana, Komsan (10 June 2016). "New digital ministry to replace ICT in September". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Boonnoon, Jirapan (16 September 2016). "Digital Economy and Society Ministry set up". The Nation. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "DE Ministry chief gets S44 shift". Bangkok Post. 5 November 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 

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