We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman
after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,
Royal Decree 2/2013 Establishing the National Defence College and Promulgating Its System,
and the System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 75/2020,
and in pursuance of public interest,
have decreed as follows
An academy named the “Strategic and Defence Studies Academy” is hereby established. It shall have legal personality, and shall enjoy financial and administrative independence. It shall be subordinate to the Ministry of Defence, and the attached system shall apply to it.
The headquarters of the Strategic and Defence Studies Academy shall be in the Governorate of Muscat, and it is permitted to establish branches of it in other governorates by a decision by the board of trustees of the academy.
All allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings of the National Defence College, the Joint Command and Staff College, and the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre are hereby transferred to the Strategic and Defence Studies Academy.
The employees of the National Defence College, the Joint Command and Staff College, and the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre are hereby transferred to the Strategic and Defence Studies Academy with their same employment status and financial allocations.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Strategic and Defence Studies Academy shall issue the internal system of the academy and the necessary regulations and decisions for the implementation of the provisions of the attached system, and until they are issued, the existing regulations and decisions in force continue to operate to the degree that they do not contradict with the provisions of this decree and the attached system.
The aforementioned Royal Decree 2/2013 is hereby repealed, as well as all that is contrary to this decree and the attached system, or is in conflict with their provisions.
This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.
Issued on: 14 Shawwal 1443
Corresponding to: 15 May 2022
Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman
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