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Cabinet meeting looks into new draft decree-laws

Published the:  15/04/2011

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 April 15, 2011 - TAP - A Cabinet meeting of the Interim Government was held, on Friday in Tunis, under the chairmanship of caretaker President Foued Mebazaa to examine new draft decree-laws.
Spokesman for the Government Taieb Baccouche said that the Cabinet examined:
  • A draft decree-law pertaining to the creation of a Higher Independent Authority for the Elections, introduced by interim Prime Minister Béji Caid Essebsi, upon suggestion from the High Authority for the Achievement of the Revolution Objectives, Political Reform and Democratic Transition.
  • A draft decree-law providing for general amnesty for crimes related to issuance of dud cheques, in such a manner as to guarantee rights of the beneficiaries and favor vitalization of the economy.
  • A draft decree-law related to granting exceptional tenure to occasional and contractual municipal agents.
  • A draft decree-law providing for the creation of a National Technology Centre in Education, stemming from the Education Ministry, notably aimed to develop a comprehensive and integrated educational information system.
  • A draft decree-law pertaining to generalization of the principle of election of higher education institutions' directors.
  • A draft decree-law instituting cyclical measures aimed to support economic enterprises in the transport and equipment sector, such as those decisions taken in the industry and trade fields.
  • A draft decree-law on exceptional arrangements for the planned recruitments in the civil service in 2011, aimed to ease procedures and speed up hiring.
Mr. Taieb Baccouche pointed out that the Cabinet was also briefed on the security situation, through an exposé presented by the Interior and National Defense Ministers.
The Cabinet expressed satisfaction at the improvement of security, hailing efforts of officers of the National Guard, Civil Protection and the National Army in guaranteeing the citizens' security and protecting public and private property.