Thursday, March 5, 2009

Local administration law amendments

Two short news reports on the National News Bureau of Thailand posted on Monday.

PM to chair meeting to review local administrative organization laws
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will today (March 3rd) chair a meeting with local administration organizations to discuss amendments to the local administration organization decentralization laws. [...]

PM hastened the implementation of local administration organization law
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva wanted to get 4 issues of local administration organization law finished within two years as stated in the constitution.

The Prime Minister said after meeting with the committees for local administration organization decentralization that now 4 organic laws which were plan and processes of decentralization act, local administration organization’s income act, local administrator regulation act and local administration organization code were being considered.

The Government would let representatives of local administration organizations make written comments on the issue and then compile them for further processing. And the government expected to get the laws finished within two years as stated in the constitution.
No details on what they plan to change in these laws. From the corresponding article in Thai I could find the Thai names of these laws as well.
  • Plan and processes of decentralization act (ร่าง พ.ร.บ.กำหนดแผนและขั้นตอนการกระจายอำนาจให้องค์กรปกครองส่วนท้องถิ่น)
  • Local administration organization’s income act (ร่าง พ.ร.บ.รายได้องค์กรปกครองส่วนท้องถิ่น)
  • Local administrator regulation act (ร่าง พ.ร.บ. ระเบียบข้าราชการท้องถิ่น)
  • Local administration organization code (ร่างประมวลกฎหมายองค์กรปกครองส่วนท้องถิ่น)
I tried to find these laws in the Royal Gazette, but was not successful.

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