Monday, July 26, 2010

Carreer of the new DOPA chief

In April, the Department of Provincial Administration got a new director (see my posting back then), Mongkhon Surasatcha (นายมงคล สุระสัจจะ, also often transcribed Mongkol Surasajja). Some weeks ago DOPA also reorganized their website, and among other changed a new page on to their director was added. Quite interesting is his career through the various administrative posts and levels.

1979-01-081994-10-15Assistant district officer (ปลัดอำเภอ) Si Chiang Mai district, Nong Khai province
1994-10-161996-06-16Head district officer (นายอำเภอ) Si Songkhram district, Nakhon Phanom province
1996-06-171996-10-13Chief of the Security Affairs Group 4
(หัวหน้าฝ่าย 4 กองงานความมั่นคง)
1996-10-142000-11-21Head district officer That Phanom district, Nakhon Phanom province
2000-11-222001-12-10Head district officer Ban Na district, Nakhon Nayok province
2001-12-112003-02-08Head district officer Khlong Luang district, Pathum Thani province
2003-02-092004-09-30Director of Information Technology and Communication division, Ministry of Interior (ผู้อำนวยการศูนย์เทคโนโลยีสารสนเทศและการสื่อ สารกระทรวงมหาดไทย)
2004-10-012007-06-03Deputy province governor (รองผู้ว่าราชการจังหวัด) Buriram province
2007-06-042008-10-19Deputy province governor Sisaket province
2008-10-202009-09-30Province governor (ผู้ว่าราชการจังหวัด) Buriram province
2009-10-012010-04-27Director-General of the Community Development Department (อธิบดีกรมการพัฒนาชุมชน)
2010-04-28Director of Department of Provincial Administration (อธิบดีกรมการปกครอง)

I also noticed, that his appointment was also published in the Royal Gazette, although two months after it was announced and took effect - Volume 127, Issue พิเศษ 81 ง, Page 38, published 2010-06-30, titled คำสั่งกระทรวงมหาดไทย ที่ ๒๐๒/๒๕๕๓ เรื่อง แต่งตั้งเจ้าพนักงานออกบัตร (นายมงคล สุระสัจจะ).


davidb98 said...

is actioning an appointment before its gazetted, I assume this being notification of royal consent, a lese majeste offence?

lese majeste is an unnecessary and extreme law, but its still interesting to understand if it has any limits on its scope

Andy said...

As far as I know, Royal consent is only necessary for the ministers, but not for the administrative staff in the levels below. Therefore, that announcement in the Gazette is more like the official notification, but it is not necessary to take place before the nomination can take effect. As you might notice, the announcement was signed by the deputy minister of the interior, only the actual laws need the Royal signature.

Thus this has nothing to do with lese majeste, and though I also think that law is at least overly harsh and over-used lately, a discussion of this delicate topic is way out of the scope of my blog.