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Royal Decree 2/2022 Establishing the Royal Academy of Administration, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure

2022/2 2/2022

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

Royal Decree 42/90 Reorganising the Institute of Public Administration,

the System of the Institute of Public Administration promulgated by Royal Decree 28/2016,

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

Article I

An academy named the “Royal Academy of Administration” is hereby established. It shall have legal personality, and shall enjoy financial and administrative independence.

Article II

The Royal Academy of Administration shall be under the royal patronage of His Majesty the Sultan.

Article III

The headquarters of the Royal Academy of Administration shall be in the Governorate of Muscat, and branches of it may be established in the other governorates by a decision by the board of trustees of the academy.

Article IV

The competences of the Royal Academy of Administration are hereby determined in accordance with the attached annex 1.

Article V

The organisational structure of the Royal Academy of Administration is hereby adopted in accordance with the attached annex 2.

Article VI

In exception to the provisions of the aforementioned System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State, the Royal Academy of Administration shall have a board of trustees chaired by the Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court. Its members and the duration of their membership shall be determined by a decision by the Council of Ministers.

The board of trustees shall have the same authorities prescribed to the boards of directors of public authorities stipulated in the aforementioned System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State.

Article VII

The Royal Academy of Administration shall have a president with the special grade appointed by royal decree. He shall have the authorities of the head of the unit stipulated in laws and royal decrees, and shall attend all the meetings of the board of trustees without having a counted vote in the manner stipulated in the aforementioned System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State.

Article VIII

All allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings of the Institute of Public Administration and the Institute of Capability Development in the Diwan of Royal Court are hereby transferred to the Royal Academy of Administration.

Article IX

The employees of the Institute of Public Administration and the Institute of Capability Development in the Diwan of Royal Court are hereby transferred to the Royal Academy of Administration with their same financial grades.

Article X

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Academy of Administration shall issue the necessary regulations and decisions for implementing the provisions of this decree, and until they are issued, the provisions of the regulations and decisions in force continue to operate to the degree that they do not contradict with the provisions of this decree.

Article XI

The Institute of Public Administration and the Institute of Capability Development in the Diwan of Royal Court are hereby abolished, and all that is contrary to this decree or in conflict with its provisions is hereby repealed.

Article XII

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

Issued on: 8 Jumada Al-Thani 1443
Corresponding to: 11 January 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman


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