Royal Decree

Royal Decree 36/2022 Promulgating the System of Governorates

2022/36 36/2022


We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

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

and the Governorates and Municipal Affairs System promulgated by Royal Decree 101/2020,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The attached System of Governorates shall apply.

Article II

The organisational structures of the governorates shall be adopted in accordance with the form attached to the System of Governorates, and the provisions of the aforementioned System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State shall apply in regard to the establishment, amendment, and abolishing of the administrative divisions in those organisational structures.

Article III

All files, records, archives, and holdings relating to the competences of the Ministry of Interior are hereby transferred to the ministry from the governorates of Muscat, Dhofar, and Musandam.

Article IV

All allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings relating to the offices of walis in the governorates are hereby transferred to the governorates, each within its competence, from the Ministry of Interior, with the exception of the files, records, archives, weapons, cannons, and ammunition, which shall remain the property of the Ministry of Interior.

Article V

The employees of the Ministry of Interior working in the offices of walis shall be transferred with their same financial grades to the governorates each with its competence.

Article VI

The aforementioned Royal Decree 101/2020 is hereby repealed, as well as all that is contrary to this decree and the attached system, or is in conflict with their provisions.

Article VII

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

Issued on: 16 Dhu Al-Qa 'dah 1443
Corresponding to: 16 June 2022

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1446 issued on 19 June 2022.

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