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Presidential Decree

PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NUMBER 54 of 1988

Concerning The National Council for Childhood and Motherhood

The President of the Republic
Having considered the Constitution and the Law number 61 of 1963 on the General Organizations
Decided

Article One
To establish the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood having a moral personality and its seat in the city of Cairo.

Article Two
The NCCM is headed by the Prime Minister and has among its members seven Ministers, the ministers of social affairs, health, culture, education, manpower and training, planning, information and the chairman of the Higher Council for Youth and Sports, as well as no more than three public personalities of competence and expertise in childhood and motherhood affairs.

The Chairman of the Council can invite experts to attend its meetings or examine issues related to their expertise.

The Council can also establish technical committees to assist it in realizing its objectives.

Article three
The National Council is the highest authority mandated to propose public policies to be followed and to take whatever decisions necessary to achieve the objectives it was established for, and particularly the following:

  1. To propose public policies in the field of childhood and motherhood.
  2. To draw-up the comprehensive national plan of action within the framework of the national plan to protect childhood and motherhood in all fields and particularly in the field of social and family care, health, education, information, and social protection.
  3. To follow-up and evaluate the implementation of policies and the national plan for childhood and motherhood in light of the reports submitted by the ministries, organizations, and institutions and provide the necessary directives to overcome obstacles.
  4. To collect information, surveys and studies available in childhood and motherhood related fields and evaluate its indicators and results achieved to benefit from them.
  5. To propose training programs to raise performance levels in implementing the activities of childhood and motherhood.
  6. To propose suitable cultural, educational and information programs, raise awareness and mobilize public opinion on the needs of childhood and motherhood, its problems and the solving techniques in a practical and sound manner.
  7. To encourage voluntary activities and widen its scope and base in the field of childhood and motherhood.
  8. To cooperate with governmental and non governmental organizations working in the field of childhood and motherhood at the regional and international levels.
  9. To express opinion on agreements related to childhood and motherhood and participate in implementing aid and assistance agreements offered by foreign countries and organizations to Egypt in that field.
  10. To promulgate decrees and its rules of procedure on financial, administrative and technical affairs away from governmental rules, and issue regulations pertaining to personnel affairs after coordinating with the Central Organization for Administrative Affairs and Management.

Article four
The ministries, the general organizations, the local administration units, and the public sector, shall provide the Council and its supporting bodies with data, reports, and studies related to its work and requirements, and also provide the Council and the aforementioned bodies with periodic reports on the measures adopted to implement the policies, plan, and programs of the Council related to childhood and motherhood.

Article five
The Council meets upon the request of its Chairman at least once every two months, and whenever the Chairman deems it necessary. A summary record of meetings is made, and decrees taken are signed by both the Chairman and the Secretary General.

Article six
The decisions of the Council are final and mandatory, and all ministries, general organizations, local administration units, public sector units have to implement the plans, projects and programs formulated by the Council in the field of childhood and motherhood, in cooperation the Council and its supporting bodies.

Article seven
The Chairman represents the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood in its relations with third parties, and in courts. He has the responsibilities and tasks of a minister with regards to the Council, its supporting bodies and its personnel.

Article eight
The Council is assisted in performing its duties by:

  1. A technical advisory committee
  2. A general secretariat with a technical bureau and a library for studies and information.

Article nine
The Technical Advisory Committee, is composed of voluntary members, not exceeding 20, who are public figures in the field of community service, and enjoy expertise and competence in childhood and motherhood affairs. A decree with the selected personalities is issued by the Chairman for a period of three years, renewable.

Article ten
The Technical Advisory Committee shall assist in preparing public policies and drawing-up comprehensive national plans for childhood and motherhood comprising but not limited to:

  1. Submitting reports and recommendations on the follow-up and evaluation of public policies, and national plans for childhood and motherhood implementation.
  2. Offering guidance to redress the path of projects being implemented based on the periodic evaluation of results.
  3. Undertaking the necessary research and studies in the field of childhood and motherhood and study successful pilot projects in that regard which are implemented by international and regional organizations and other countries.
  4. Reviewing and evaluating available studies tackling childhood and motherhood.
  5. Studying current legislations related to childhood and mother and proposing recommendations to the Council regarding new proposed laws.
  6. Proposing recommendations to the Council with regards training programs to raise performance levels in implementing the activities of the Council.
  7. Proposing recommendations to the Council on cultural, educational, and information programs for raising awareness and mobilizing public opinion on the needs of childhood and motherhood, its problems and the solving techniques in a practical and sound manner.
  8. Participating in international, regional and local conferences, meetings, seminars on childhood and motherhood
  9. Informing the Council with developments which could impact on the sound implementation of its activities.

The Technical Advisory Committee can request the assistance of governmental and non governmental bodies and of those concerned with childhood and motherhood affairs in addition to its members.

The Technical Advisory Committee shall carry out its duties in addition to its public meetings through the committees established within the framework of its work plan.

Article eleven
The Technical Advisory Committee draws-up its by-laws and its rules of procedure within its competencies as cited in this decree.

Article twelve
The Council for Childhood and Motherhood has a general secretariat headed by the Secretary General. The Secretariat is the administrative body responsible for:

  1. Forwarding the decrees of the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood to concerned parties, and to the Technical Advisory Committee.
  2. Implementing the recommendations and decisions of the Council and the Technical Advisory Committee, as well as submitting related periodic reports to the Council and the Committee.
  3. Managing the administrative and financial affairs according to its rules of procedure.
  4. Setting up a library for studies and information with the cooperation of both the Council and the Committee.
  5. Carrying out all administrative, financial services concerning the Technical Advisory Committee

Article thirteen
The Secretary General is appointed by the Chairman of the Council for two years, renewable.

The Secretary General shall manage, and supervise the daily affairs of the Council, and particularly:

  1. Manage personnel, financial, administrative affairs according to its rules of procedure.
  2. Prepare the agenda, and summary records of the Council’s and the Technical Advisory Committee meetings.
  3. Review all activities and studies submitted to the Council or to the Technical Advisory Committee.
  4. Review reports on achievements in the field of childhood and motherhood before submitting them to the Council or to the Technical Advisory Committee, and following-up their implementation.

Article fourteen
The Council for Childhood and Motherhood shall be allocated a budget including its revenues and expenditures. The fiscal year starts and ends with the financial year of the government.

Article fifteen
The revenues of the Council are composed of:

  1. The budget allocation provided by government within the national budget.
  2. The contributions from regional and local organizations, and institutions.
  3. The grants, donations and assistance accepted by the Council

A special account is opened to receive these revenues in one of the commercial banks of the public sector. The surplus balance is forwarded at the end of the fiscal year to the budget allocation of the following year.

Article sixteen
This decree is to be published in the Official Gazette, and enters into force on the following day of its publication.

Issued by the Presidency on 5 Gomada Al Akhar 1408 H (24 January 1988 AD)

Hosny Mubarak

PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NUMBER 273 OF 1989

The President of the Republic

Having considered the Constitution,

and the Law number 61 of 1963 on the General Organizations,

and the Presidential Decree number 54 of 1988 concerning the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood

Decided

Article One
To replace article seven and the first paragraph of article twelve of the presidential decree number 54 of 1988 concerning the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood aforementioned by the following:
Article seven:
The Secretary General represents the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood in its relations with third parties, and in courts and has the responsibilities and tasks of a minister with regards to the council and its supporting bodies and personnel.
Article twelve (paragraph one):
The Secretary General is appointed by the Prime Minister, who sets both his basic and additional remunerations, for three years, renewable, without limit as to retirement age but not exceeding under any circumstance the age of 65 years.

Article two
This decree is to be published in the Official Gazette, and enters into force on the following day of its publication.

Issued by the Presidency on 25 Thul Kaada 1409 H (January 1989 AD)

Hosny Mubarak



 
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