Office of the Prime Minister (Thailand)

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Kingdom of Thailand
Office of the Prime Minister
สำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี
Seal of the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand.svg
"The Seal of Rajasiha (Lion) and Gajasiha (Elephant-Headed Lion), the Protectors of the Constitution"
Government House of Thailand.JPG
Government House
Ministry overview
Formed1960; 59 years ago (1960)[1]
JurisdictionGovernment of Thailand
HeadquartersGovernment House, Dusit, Bangkok
13°45′46.58″N 100°30′43.63″E / 13.7629389°N 100.5121194°E / 13.7629389; 100.5121194
Annual budget41,216.2 million baht (FY2019)
Ministers responsible
  • Kobsak Pootrakool, Minister Attached to OPM
  • Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana, Minister Attached to OPM
Ministry executive
  • Jirachai Moonthongroi, Permanent Secretary
Websitewww.opm.go.th

The Office of the Prime Minister (Thai: สำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี; RTGSSamnak Nayok Ratthamontri; Abrv: OPM) is the central executive agency in the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand. It is classified as a cabinet department and is led by a permanent secretary. Its main responsibility is to assist the Prime Minister of Thailand in the role of head of government and chair of the Cabinet of Thailand.[2]

Function[edit]

As the central executive agency, the Office of the Prime Minister is in charge of the coordination and management of the executive branch of the government of Thailand. It assists prime ministers in the execution of their duties and helps them manage and formulate policies. It also acts as the cabinet office, recording and assisting the cabinet as a central functioning organ of the government. The prime minister must appoint a minister in charge, who is also a member of the cabinet, to oversee its operations. It also houses the offices of the various deputy prime ministers of Thailand. The office is in the Government House Complex, in Dusit, Bangkok.

In late 2016, the OPM acquired an additional function: as a "holding pen" for government officials accused of corruption. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha invoked his special powers under Section 44 of the interim charter to create 50 posts at the OPM for civil servants being investigated for alleged wrongdoing. Transferred officials will continue to receive their salaries.[3]

Budget[edit]

The OPM budget for fiscal year 2019 (FY2019) (1 October 2018–30 September 2019) is 41.216.2 million baht.[4] Its budget was 36,001.3 million baht in FY2016[5], 35,412.3 million baht in FY2017,[5] and 34,256.5 million baht in FY2018.[4]

Departments[edit]

Departments[edit]

  • Office of the Permanent Secretary
  • The Government Public Relations Department (PRD)[6]
  • The Office of the Consumer Protection Board.

Administrative departments[edit]

Agencies directly under the prime minister[edit]

Public company[edit]

Public organisations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of the Office of the Permanent Secretary, the Prime Minister's Office". Office of the Permanent Secretary, the Prime Minister's Office. Retrieved 20 Feb 2015.
  2. ^ "Function". Office of the Permanent Secretary, the Prime Minister's Office. Retrieved 20 Feb 2015.
  3. ^ Audjarint, Wasamon (18 November 2016). "Prayut orders 50 new posts in PM's Office for officials investigated for corruption". The Nation. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Thailand's Budget in Brief Fiscal Year 2019". Bureau of the Budget. 2018-09-24. p. 82. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Thailand's Budget in Brief Fiscal Year 2017" (PDF). Bureau of the Budget. p. 78. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  6. ^ "About PRD". The Government Public Relations Department. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  7. ^ "หน้าแรก". สำนักงานทรัพยากรน้ำแห่งชาติ. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  8. ^ Rujivanarom, Pratch (10 August 2017). "All-powerful agency being established to improve water management". The Nation. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  9. ^ Wipatayotin, Apinya (21 May 2018). "New agency ready for rainy season". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 24 May 2018.

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