Members of Command and Staff College visit Council of Oman
Muscat - The Council of Oman received on Wednesday a number of members of the 30th session of the Command and Staff College on a familiarising visit to the State Council and Shura Council.
Dr Khalid bin Salim al Saidi, secretary general of the State Council and Sheikh Ali bin Nasser al Mahrouqi, secretary general of Majlis A’Shura delivered lectures to the visiting delegation, stated a press release.
The lecture delivered by Mahrouqi detailed the structure of the Council of Oman, its divisions and roles, the system of the legislative councils and the organisational structure of the Shura Council. He also touched on important legislative powers and oversight tools used by members to monitor the performance of government agencies.
He also spoke about the role of the secretariat in the council in providing appropriate support to members. He gave a detailed overview of the Standing Committees of the council and the role of each committee and its competence in studying draft laws referred to the council or amending certain articles of the laws in force.
Dr Saidi delivered a lecture on the parliamentary systems of countries of the world and the legislative and supervisory system in the sultanate and gave a brief introduction to the role and powers of the State Council.
He also talked about the general secretariat of the council and its role in providing media, technical and administrative support to the members of the State Council.
He added that the council exercises its legislative powers by reviewing the draft laws referred to it by the Majlis A’Shura, as well as by proposing draft laws which the council deems impor- tant. It also reviews the laws proposed by the Shura Council which are referred to it, in addition to discussing the draft plans of development and the annual budget and reviews the report of the financial control and administrative state, he added.
The visitors toured the Council of Oman, including the meeting halls, where they were acquainted with the modern electronic technologies and facilities of the council.
Sheikh Ali bin Nasser al Mahrouqi
Dr Khalid bin Salim al Saidi