Office of the Prime Minister (Thailand)
"The Seal of Rajasiha (Lion) and Gajasiha (Elephant-Headed Lion), the Protectors of the Constitution"
|Jurisdiction||Government of Thailand|
|Headquarters||Government House, Dusit, Bangkok
The Office of the Prime Minister (Thai: สำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี; rtgs: Samnak Nayok Ratthamontri; Abrv: OPM) is the central executive agency in the Government of the Kingdom Thailand. It is classified as a cabinet department and is led by its own minister. 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.
As the central executive agency, the Office of the Prime Minister is in charge of the coordination and management of the entire executive branch of the government of Thailand. Most importantly 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 housed 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.
- Secretariat to the Prime Minister
- Secretariat to the Cabinet
Departments directly under the prime minister
- National Intelligence Agency
- Bureau of the Budget
- Office of the National Security Council
- Office of the Council of State
- Office of the Civil Service Commission
- National Economic and Social Development Board
- Office of Public Sector Development Commission
- Internal Security Operations Command
- Office of the Board of Investment
- Office of the Permanent Secretary
- The Government Public Relations Department (PRD)
- The Office of the Consumer Protection Board.
- MCOT Public Company Limited (Mass Communications Organization of Thailand)
- The Thailand Research Fund
- Thai Public Broadcasting Service (TPBS)
- The Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment
- Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau
- Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration
- Office of Knowledge Management and Development
- The Royal Institute of Thailand
- Prime Minister of Thailand
- Cabinet of Thailand
- List of Government Ministers of Thailand
- Government of Thailand
- "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.
- "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): 82. 2015-09-25. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
- "Phrarātchabanyan ngoppramān rāičhāi pračham pīngoppramān phutthasakkarāt sǭng phan hā rǭi hoksip" พระราชบัญญัติงบประมาณรายจ่ายประจำปีงบประมาณ พ.ศ. ๒๕๖๐ [Annual Expenditure Budget Act 2017] (PDF). Government Gazette of Thailand (in Thai). Bangkok: Cabinet Secretariat of Thailand. 133 (84 A): 88. 2016-09-23. Retrieved 2016-09-23.
- "Function". Office of the Permanent Secretary, the Prime Minister's Office. Retrieved 20 Feb 2015.
- 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.
- "About PRD". The Government Public Relations Department. Retrieved 2016-09-29.