- Section (17) of the State Council and the Shura Council System states that the State Council shall assist in execution of development plans and contribute in consolidating the traditional values of the Omani society and preserving it achievements as well as maintaining the principals stipulated in the Basic Law of the State.
- Section (18) of the same System enumerated the functions of the Council as follows:
Preparing studies that assist in implementation of development plans and programs and contribute to finding appropriate solutions for economic and social obstacles.
Presenting proposals for encouraging investment in the sectors of production, services and economic resources development.
Presenting studies and proposals on human resources development and improving performance of administrative units with a view to serving the society and realizing the general objectives of the State.
Revising draft Laws before being promulgated except Laws required for public interest to be referred directly to his Majesty the Sultan. The State Council shall submit its recommendations to the Council of Ministers.
Reviewing and commenting on issues serving public interest referred by his Majesty the Sultan or the Council of Ministers.
The State Council exercises its powers and undertakes its duties in accordance with the rules and procedures mentioned in its bylaws issued by Royal Decree No. 97/87 and its amendments. Article 49 states that the President of the State Council shall refer to the concerned committees for study all the draft laws submitted to him from the government including draft amendments to be made to the applicable laws. The concerned committees should then report their findings to Council.
(last updated: 17-June-2008)
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