Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers

Agio Peragio-pereiraeira

The Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers assists the Prime Minister with the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and with the Government coordination, being the Government spokesperson.

It is primarily up to the Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers to coordinate the preparation and organisation of governmental work, as well as the follow-up and assessment of the decisions taken by the Council of Ministers and the Prime Minister; to coordinate the work meetings of the different Ministers of State and Coordinators of the concerning areas with the Prime Minister for joint assessment of the performance by several Government bodies; to coordinate and implement the reforms to governmental bodies, according to the decisions taken by the Council of Ministers and the Prime Minister; to coordinate the reform of the judicial sector; and to coordinate the legal consultation and support to the Council of Ministers, Prime Minister, Ministers of State and remaining members of Government inside the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

In addition to the tasks referred to in the preceding paragraph and the ones delegated by the Council of Ministers and the Prime Minister, the Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers also shall: coordinate and centralize the legislative and regulating procedure by the Government; proceed with a thorough study of legal reform, in terms of formal requirements, of standardisation and harmonisation, as well as in assessing the needs of governmental intervention or from the National Parliament; promote a modern legislative procedure, through the use of e-government tools, the disclosure of actions and measures of the Government and organising the form and means of its public intervention; analyse and prepare the legal and regulatory drafts of the Government, in coordination with the proposing ministries; ensure litigation services for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers; Coordinate the legal representatives of the State, in judicial disputes where the State takes part; reply, in collaboration with the concerning ministry, to procedures aiming to verify constitutionality and legality; assure regular coordination with the National Parliament; translate or follow the translation of legal drafts or other documents needed by the Council of Ministers or the Prime Minister; represent the Council of Ministers and the Prime Minister, whenever decided by them, in specially formed committees; propose the policy and draft the legislation needed for the media sector; Monitor the State media bodies; coordinate the dissemination of information on programs and actions of the Government; and act as spokesperson for the Council of Ministers.

It is also incumbent upon the Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers the supervision of the Secretary of State for the Council of Ministers, of the Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs and of the Secretary of State for Media.

It is also upon him the supervision of the RTTL – Radio and Television of Timor-Leste, PE and the National Printing.