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Decree Law No. 20/2021

Publication: Republic Diary No. 51/2021, Series I of 2021-03-15
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 20/2021
  • Pages: 16 - 23

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law approves the organic structure of the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (SGPCM).

What is going to change?

The attributions of the SGPCM are updated, adapting them to its current competencies and responsibilities (attributions related to the governmental activity, to the coordination and management of the SGPCM, among others).

The internal structure of the SGPCM becomes more flexible, adapting to the options adopted at each moment, namely regarding the number of senior management positions, as well as the level of organic units.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law, by altering the organic structure of the SGPCM, adapts it to the evolution of its attributions, as centre of the Government.

It guarantees a more flexible organization and greater responsiveness in the performance of the functions which are, at each moment, attributed to it.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 1 April 2021.

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