Royal Decree

Royal Decree 31/2012 Establishing the National Centre for Statistics and Information

2012/31 31/2012


We, Qaboos bin Said, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 101/96,

the Public Authorities and Establishments System promulgated by Royal Decree 116/91,

Royal Decree 38/2011 Abolishing the Ministry of National Economy,

and Royal Decree 30/2012 Establishing the Supreme Council for Planning and Promulgating Its System,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

A centre named the “National Centre for Statistics and Information” is hereby established, subordinate to the Supreme Council for Planning.

Article II

The centre shall enjoy legal personality, as well as financial and administrative independence, and its headquarters shall be in the Governorate of Muscat.

Article III

A decision by the Supreme Council for Planning shall be issued to form the board of directors of the centre.

Article IV

All allocations and assets of the Directorate General of Social Statistics, the Directorate General of Economic Statistics, and the Information and Publishing Centre are hereby transferred to the centre from the Ministry of National Economy (abolished), as well as the employees of the aforementioned entities with their same financial grades.

Article V

The employees of the administrative divisions that were directly subordinate to the Minister of National Economy and the employees of both the Office of the Secretary General of the Ministry of National Economy and the Directorate General of Administrative and Financial Affairs are hereby transferred with their same financial grades to the entities determined by a decision by the Supreme Council for Planning. Until this decision is issued, the mentioned employees shall retain their same grade in a personal capacity.

Article VI

A royal decree shall be issued outlining the system of the centre.

Article VII

All that is contrary to this decree, or in conflict with its provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article VIII

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.

Issued on: 5 Rajab 1433
Corresponding to: 26 May 2012

Qaboos bin Said
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 975 issued on 2 June 2012.