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Decree Law No. 7/2021

Publication: Republic Diary No. 11/2021, Series I of 2021-01-18
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 7/2021
  • Pages: 3 - 8

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law amends the scheme that defines the number, competencies, internal structure and rank corresponding to the leadership of the support services directly dependent on the Commander General and of the services of the higher command and direction bodies of the National Republican Guard (GNR) and also the scheme that approves the remuneration system of its military personnel.

What is going to change?

The following organic units are created:

    • Operations Department - ensures the coordination and control of the activities of the GNR in the field of the fulfilment of missions of an operational nature;
    • Human Resources Department - ensures the coordination and control of GNR activities in the area of support to the administration and strategic management of human resources, in accordance with plans and directives from above;
    • Financial Resources Department - ensures the GNR's activities in the field of supporting the strategic administration of financial resources, in accordance with plans and directives from above.

These departments are headed by officers of the rank of brigadier-general.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law allows meeting the demands of the missions and attributions of some GNR bodies, namely in the areas of human resources, operations and financial resources.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law entered into force on 19 January 2021.

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