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Office of budget of the Congress of the nation the nation law Congress budget office 27343 creation.
The Senate and Chamber of deputies of the Argentina nation gathered in Congress, etc. they attest to the force of law: creation of the Office of budget of the Congress of the nation article 1 - creation of the Congressional Budget Office (abbreviated OPC for the purposes of this Act) as a decentralized agency of the Honourable National Congress.
Article 2 ° - are functions, responsibilities and powers of the Congressional Budget Office of the: 1. analysis contained in the annual bill of budget estimates of income, expenses, physical goals and public debt. 2. support to budget and finance committees and the Commission joint reviewer accounts of administration in the fulfilment of its objectives. 3. to make estimates of the budgetary impact of the bills entered into commissions of budget and finance, at the request of these committees. 4 carry out studies, analyses and evaluations of the impact achieved by policies and programs of the Government in relation to their budgetary allocation, at the request of the budget and finance committees. 5 carry out analysis on current taxes as well as the impact and effectiveness of the Bills that propose changes or creation of tributes and taxes, at the request of the budget and finance committees. 6 carry out studies on issues relating to fiscal federalism. 7. conduct studies on inter-temporal sustainability of the public debt, including analysis of registered debt, non-registered debt and contingent liabilities. 8 to promote the incorporation of the gender perspective in the allocation of budgetary resources. This tools sensitive to the gender budget (PSG) to the analysis of projects, will be used to determine the budget earmarked for the Elimination of gender inequalities. Budgetary assessment, based on the objectives of development sustainable of the Organization of the United Nations (UN) will also be promoted. 9 monitor the fulfilment of the provisions of article 37 of the law 24.156.
Article 3 ° - for the fulfilment of the tasks of the OPC, the Executive branch shall: 1. provide access to the integrated financial information (SIDIF) of the Ministry of finance and the system of management and administration of the debt public (DMFAS) of the Ministry of Finance of the Ministry of finance and public finance https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/MTVnaDhEbUh1LzVycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09 to the OPC for the monitoring of the budget execution and public debt, ensuring compatibility with provisions on statistical confidentiality law 17.622 and secret article 101 of the law 11.683 Prosecutor. To this end, the Ministry of finance and public finance will coordinate access to the SIDIF and DMFAS of the OPC, the latter responsible for the due protection of internal information of the national executive power. 2 to respond in a timely manner the reports requested by the OPC on the implementation and the physical performance of government programs, which will be channeled by the head of the Cabinet of Ministers.
Article 4 ° - commissions of the Congress be sent to the OPC the information with financial or economic interest necessary for the performance of their duties.
Article 5 - the structure of the OPC will be organized by directions according to the functions which the office must meet: 1. budget analysis, which will support through reports to the budget and finance committees and the Commission joint review of accounts administration. Also carry out the analysis of the Bills that have budget impact on costs of the national public sector, at the request of the aforementioned committees. 2. analysis fiscal tax, which will make estimates of the impact of bills that modify or create tributes and taxes or affect the resources of the national administration, at the request of the budget and finance committees. 3 studies, analysis and evaluation, which will carry out studies, analyses and evaluations of the impact achieved by policies and programs of the Government in relation to their budgetary allocation, at the request of the budget and finance committees. 4 sustainability and analysis of public debt, which will conduct studies and carry out a monitoring through various indicators of public debt.
Article 6 ° - the OPC will be headed by a director general with rank equivalent to Secretary of camera and four (4) directors, with equivalent to prosecretarios of camera ranges. Each of the directors will be charged one of the addresses mentioned in the article 5 °. The selection of the director general and the directors will be held by opposition and a history contest to which all stakeholders who meet the required background can be presented. Applicants will be evaluated by an evaluation committee composed of nine (9) members: the President, first Vice-President and second Vice-President of the Committee on budget and Finance of the House of representatives; the President, Vice-President and the Secretary of the Committee on budget and Finance of the Senate; a (1) Professor of careers related to charges to cover chosen by the National Inter-University Council; one (1) representative elected by the Argentina Federation of professional associations of economic sciences and one (1) representative of the Argentina Association of public financial administration and budget.
Article 7 ° - CEO and directors will take five (5) years in their functions, with the possibility of re-election. They may be removed for poor performance in their functions prior to the completion of its mandate by voting by a simple majority of both Chambers, upon request of the Committee on parliamentary oversight of the OPC, established in article 8 of the present. The director-general must provide proof of at least ten (10) years of experience professional and/or academic relevant https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/MTVnaDhEbUh1LzVycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09 in budgetary or economic matters in the field of public administration, the private sector, civil society and universities, as well as university degree in degree or post-graduate degree in economics, public finance, administration and public policy , or related disciplines. Managers must prove at least eight (8) years of relevant professional or academic experience in respective of each area materials, as well as university degrees degree or postgraduate degree in these disciplines.
Article 8 - the OPC will have a Commission of parliamentary Supervision consists of: the President, the first and second Vice-Presidents of the Committee on budget and Finance of the Chamber of Deputies and the President, the Vice-President and the Secretary of the Committee on budget and Finance of the Senate. The chairmanship of the Committee alternates every two (2) years between the President of the Commission of budget and finance, each camera. Decisions shall be taken by a simple majority and, in the event of a tie, the President of the Commission of parliamentary oversight will have double vote. The tasks of the Committee shall be: 1. to approve the rules of procedure of the body and its eventual amendments. 2. to approve the preliminary draft budget of the OPC, for his elevation to the Presidency of the cameras. 3 delegate to the director-general faculties which may be necessary for the better enforcement of the purposes of the Congressional Budget Office. 4 approve the annual plan of work of the OPC. 5 accept inheritances, bequests and donations, grants that assigned to the OPC organizations public or private, national or foreign. 6 require different bodies of the national public administration transitory Commission of competent staff which is necessary for the operation of the Congressional Budget Office. 7. to approve the annual report of the Congressional Budget Office. 8 ask both houses of Congress for the removal the Director general or directors of the OPC. 9 form an advisory honorary experts with recognized expertise in the subject matter of the OPC for recommendations on the best performance of its task.
Article 9 ° - the director general of the OPC shall have the following duties and responsibilities: 1. exercise the administration of the Congressional Budget Office. 2 develop the annual operating plan. 3. Design the internal regulation of operation of the OPC. 4 prepare the preliminary draft budget of the OPC. 5 prepare the annual report of the OPC. 6 manage cooperation agreements. 7. promote the obtaining of resources and funds public and private, local and foreign, for the fulfilment of the objectives of the OPC. 8 define the communication strategy of the OPC. 9 understanding on the allocation of the human resources of the OPC for the achievement of its objectives. 10 understanding in relations with commissions. 11. establish work methodologies. 12 carry out public tenders for the selection of analysts body provided for in article 10 of this law.
ARTICLE 10. -The Congressional Budget Office will include a corps of analysts professionals specialized in respective areas laid down in article 5 °. Analysts integrate the floor standing of the Congress of the nation and its equipment shall not exceed twenty (20) professionals. Conditions for entry to the body of analysts will be: 1. be Argentine native, naturalized, or by choice. 2. to be selected by a public contest of opposition and history. 3. own University Bachelor's degree relevant to career of not less than four (4) years in the same disciplines that are required to the director general in the article 7 °. 4. work experience in the relevant specialty, accredited by a term not less than three (3) years after the qualification.
ARTICLE 11. -Cameras will provide administrative and staff support necessary for the functioning of the OPC.
ARTICLE 12. -The designations of the OPC staff will be carried out by joint decision of the Presidents of both houses, which will be caused and motivated the conclusions that arrive contests from opposition and background provided for in this Act.
ARTICLE 13. -For all the functional and administrative purposes, the OPC will maintain its relationship with each camera through committees on budget and Finance of the cameras. The annual budget of expenditure and resources of the national public administration shall provide necessary items for the operation of the OPC. The office can receive donations, credit and international support for the better development of its activity.
ARTICLE 14. -All reports will be publicly accessible. They shall be published on the websites of both houses.
ARTICLE 15. -The OPC may make agreements of cooperation with government agencies, academics, research institutes and organizations of civil society, both in the country and abroad, for the better fulfilment of its mandate.
ARTICLE 16. -Inviting the provinces and the autonomous city of Buenos Aires to sign cooperation agreements with the OPC in order to facilitate access to the necessary information to enable that office to fulfil with the functions provided for in this Act.
ARTICLE 17. -The Congressional Budget Office will become operational from ninety (90) days from the publication in the Gazette of this law.
ARTICLE 18. -Communicate to the national executive power.
GIVEN IN THE CHAMBER OF THE CONGRESO ARGENTINO, BUENOS AIRES, ON THE THIRTIETH DAY OF NOVEMBER OF THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN.
-REGISTERED under no. 27343 - https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/MTVnaDhEbUh1LzVycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09 MARTA G. MICHETTI. -EMILIO MONZO. -Eugenio Inchausti. -John p. Tunessi.
Date of publication: 21/12/2016 https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/MTVnaDhEbUh1LzVycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09
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