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Royal Decree 101/2020 Promulgating the Governorates and Municipal Affairs System

2020/101 101/2020

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

Royal Decree 18/86 Promulgating the Dhofar Municipality Regulation,

the Law Governing Sohar Municipality promulgated by Royal Decree 9/97,

the Law Governing Regional Municipalities promulgated by Royal Decree 96/2000,

Royal Decree 37/2003 Determining the Competences of the Office of the Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar and Adopting the Organisational Structure of the Office,

Royal Decree 55/2006 Determining the Competences of the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

Royal Decree 91/2008 Determining the Competences of the Governorate of Muscat and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

Royal Decree 114/2011 Adopting the Administrative Divisions of the Sultanate and Governing the Work of Governors,

the Muscat Municipality Law promulgated by Royal Decree 38/2015,

Royal Decree 67/2019 Creating the Position of Minister of State and Governor of Musandam,

the System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 75/2020,

Royal Decree 86/2020 Repealing Some Laws,

Royal Decree 88/2020 Merging the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Legal Affairs into One Ministry Named the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

and Royal Decree 92/2020 Amending the Name of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The attached system shall apply in regard to governorates and municipal affairs.

Article II

The Minister of Interior shall issue the necessary regulations and decisions for implementing the provisions of the attached system, and until they are issued, the regulations and decisions in force continue to operate to the degree that they do not contradict with its provisions.

Article III

Without prejudice to article V of this decree and the provisions of the aforementioned Royal Decree 92/2020 Amending the Name of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure, all allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings of the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources are hereby transferred to the Ministry of Interior, and its employees are hereby transferred to the Ministry of the Interior with their same financial grades.

All allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings of Sohar Municipality are also hereby transferred to the Ministry of Interior, and its employees are hereby transferred to it with their same financial grades.

Article IV

The Ministry of Interior shall transfer allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings that were transferred to it, and the employees that were transferred to it, by virtue of article III of this royal decree and the aforementioned Royal Decree Merging the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Legal Affairs into One Ministry Named the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure, to governorates subordinate to it in accordance with the rules issued by a decision of the Minister of Interior.

Article V

All allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings relating to regional municipalities of the divisions of the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources in the Governorate of Musandam are hereby transferred to the Governorate of Musandam, and the employees of those divisions are also hereby transferred to the Governorate of Musandam with their same financial grades.

Article VI

All allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings of Muscat Municipality are hereby transferred to the Governorate of Muscat, and its employees are also transferred to the Governorate of Muscat with their same financial grades.

Article VII

The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources is hereby abolished, and all that is contrary to this decree and the attached system or in conflict with their provisions are 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: 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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