Mem­bers of Com­mand and Staff Col­lege visit Coun­cil of Oman

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

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

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