Within the framework of its missions, the General Secretariat of the Government is namely in charge of:
Coordinating the governmental normative activity,
Controlling the conformity of laws and regulations drafts,
Assisting the President of the Republic and the head of Government in the preparation of Cabinet meetings (The Council of Ministry) and of Government Councils,
Helping the authorities concerned in the preparation of the agenda of the Cabinet and Government councils and its transmission to members of the Government,
Drafting and conservation of the minutes and conclusions of the proceedings of the Cabinet meetings as well as notifying decisions to members of the Government,
Preparing texts to be submitted to the signature of the President of the Republic or the head the Government,
Following all the stages of the legislative procedure namely with regard to the deposit of draft laws to the National Popular Assembly, the receipt and the treatment of propositions of laws,
Enacting and publishing texts of legislative and regulatory nature to the Official Journal of the people’s Democratic Republic of Algeria,
Implementing the Constitutional power of the President of the Republic in matters of seasing of the Constitutional Council,
Handling the relationships between the Government and the State Council.
The General Secretariat of the Government, body of the Presidency of the Republic placed under the direct authority of the President of the Republic, is directed by the Secretary General of the Government who is appointed by presidential decree in application of article 78-5 of the Constitution.
The presidential decree n°01-197 dated on July 22, 2001, which defines the missions and organization of the Presidency of the Republic structures, has recently confirmed the General Secretariat of the Government as a body placed under the authority of the President of the Republic and has sent the definition of its missions and working to specific texts.
It is the instrument of technical coordination of the governmental activity in legal matter and underlies the state’s normative organization.
(last updated: 02-June-2006)
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