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Royal Decree 87/2020 Establishing the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Youth, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure

2020/87 87/2020

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

Royal Decree 112/2004 Establishing the Ministry of Sports Affairs and Determining Its Competences,

Royal Decree 7/2006 Adopting the Organisational Structure of the Ministry of Sports Affairs,

Royal Decree 117/2011 Establishing the National Youth Commission and Promulgating Its System,

Royal Decree 40/2016 Determining the Competences of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

and Royal Decree 65/2019 Establishing the Ministry of Arts Affairs,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

A ministry named the “Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Youth” is hereby established, and its competence are hereby determined in accordance with the attached Annex 1.

Article II

The organisational structure of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Youth is hereby adopted in accordance with the attached Annex 2.

Article III

All allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings relating to the Ministry of Sports Affairs, the Ministry of Arts Affairs, and the National Youth Commission are hereby transferred to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Youth, as well as all that relates to cultural affairs from the Ministry of Heritage and Culture.

Article IV

The employees of the Ministry of Sports Affairs, the Ministry of Arts Affairs, and the National Youth Commission are hereby transferred to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth with their same financial grades. The employees concerned with cultural affairs in the Ministry of Heritage and Culture are also hereby transferred to it with their same financial grades, in accordance with the rules specified by the Council of Ministers.

Article V

The phrases “Ministry of Sports Affairs”; “Ministry of Arts Affairs”; and “National Youth Commission” wherever they occur in laws and royal decrees are hereby replaced with the phrase “Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Youth.” The phrases “Minister of Sports Affairs”; “Minister of Arts Affairs”; and “Chairman of the National Youth Commission” wherever they occur in laws and royal decrees are hereby replaced with the phrase “Minister of Culture, Sports, and Youth.” The phrases “Ministry of Heritage and Culture” and “Minister of Heritage and Culture” wherever they occur in laws and royal decrees relating to culture are hereby replaced with the phrases “Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Youth” and “Minister of Culture, Sports, and Youth.”

Article VI

The Ministry of Sports Affairs, the Ministry of Arts Affairs, and the National Youth Commission are hereby abolished as well as all that is contrary to this decree, or in conflict with its provisions.

Article VII

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

Issued on: 28 Dhu Al-Hijja 1441
Corresponding to: 18 August 2020

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1353 issued on 19 August 2020.


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