Organization of the Office of the Prime Minister

 

The Office of the Prime Minister is an important Central Administration Agency, of the same classification as the Ministries.

Its main responsability, according to the Act of State Administration Modification of 1991, is "to exercise the Prime Minister's Power to bring about the best result in Central Administration and in budgeting, as viewed appropriate in the Thai Laws"

It is divided, according to the Act of State Administration Modification of 1991, into twenty-nine agencies. Thirteen agencies report directly to the Prime Minister. They are:

1. Secretariat of the Prime Minister
2. Secretariat of the Cabinet
3. National Intelligence Agency
4. Bureau of the Budget
5. Office of the National Security Council
6. Office of the Council of State
7. Office of the Civil Service Commission
8. Office of the Commission for the Management of Land Traffic
9. National Energy Policy Office
10. Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board
11. Office of the Board of Investment
12. Office of the Royal Development Projects Board
13. Office of the Fraudulent Control

Seven agencies report directly to the Permanent Secretary to the Office of the Prime Minister. They are:

1. Office of the National Education Commission
2. Office of the Consumer Protection Board
3. Office of the Narcotics Control Board
4. National Youth Bureau
5. National Statistical Office
6. Public Relations Department
7. Department of Technical and Economic Cooperation

Seven others are free organizations. They are:

1. Zoological Park Organization
2. Sports Authority of Thailand
3. Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
4. Tourism Authority of Thailand
5. Mass Communication Organization of Thailand
6. Metropolitan Rapid Transit Authority
7. Botanical Garden Organization.

One agency is a state enterprise: Research Supporting Fund Organization.

The Office of the Prime Minister is chaired by the Prime Minister and is conformed to the Cabinet Policies.

The Deputy Prime Ministers and the Ministers to the Office of the Prime Minister are key factors to the success of the Office, as they supervise each agency.

The Permanent Secretary, Vice Secretaries and Assisting Secretaries are also important, as they control the daily routines of the Office.

The Internal Auditor also helps to control the office by spotting the lowlights of the Office and its officers.