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
Formed 1960[1]
Jurisdiction Government of Thailand
Headquarters Government House, Dusit, Bangkok
13°45′46.58″N 100°30′43.63″E / 13.7629389°N 100.5121194°E / 13.7629389; 100.5121194
Annual budget
Ministers responsible
  • Oomsin Chevaphuk, Minister Attached to OPM
  • Suwit Mesinsee, Minister Attached to OPM
Ministry executive
  • Aek Angsananont, Permanent Secretary
Website www.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 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.[4]

Function[edit]

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.[5]

Departments[edit]

Administrative departments[edit]

Departments directly under the prime minister[edit]

Departments[edit]

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

Public company[edit]

Public organizations[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. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "Function". Office of the Permanent Secretary, the Prime Minister's Office. Retrieved 20 Feb 2015. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "About PRD". The Government Public Relations Department. Retrieved 2016-09-29. 

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