ESC prepares recommendations for abolishing, merging 26 public institutions

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AMMAN — By the middle of next month, Jordan’s Economic and Social Council (ESC) plans to submit recommendations to the government for abolishing, merging, or restructuring 26 public institutions, according to the council’s president, Musa Shteiwi. اضافة اعلان

The council is in the final stages of a study evaluating the institutions, Shteiwi told Al-Mamlaka TV on Monday.

Legal, financial, and human resources specialists, and experts from all nine sectors covered by the study are working to prepare it, he said.

The study aims to assess the statuses of these institutions and the challenges they face, providing solutions that may take the form of developing, merging, abolishing, or retaining those institutions.

Informed government decisionsIn light of the results of the study, the government will work to cancel, merge, or restructure the institutions, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of State for Public Sector Modernization Nasser Shraideh told Al-Mamlaka last month.

Shraideh had stated that all service institutions would be included in the study, and that the government would announce decisions regarding the recommendations in April.

Administrative modernization will not impact the functioning of public sector teams, including those working for independent bodies, he stressed.