General Of Social Development Law

Original Language Title: Ley General de Desarrollo Social

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General Law on Social Development

GENERAL SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ACT

Published in the DOF on January 20, 2004

Latest reform published DOF 7 November 2013

On the sidelines a seal with the National Shield, which reads: United Mexican States.-Presidency of the Republic.

VICENTE FOX QUESADA, President of the United Mexican States, to its inhabitants known:

That the Honorable Congress of the Union, has served to address the following

DECREE

"THE CONGRESS OF THE MEXICAN UNITED STATES, DECREES:

ONLY ARTICLE. The General Social Development Law is created.

GENERAL SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ACT

TITLE FIRST

OF GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter I

Of The Object

Article 1. This Law is of public order and social interest and general observance throughout the national territory, and has as its object:

I. To ensure the full exercise of the social rights enshrined in the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, ensuring the access of the entire population to social development;

II. Point out the government's obligations, establish the institutions responsible for social development and define the principles and general guidelines for that the National Social Development Policy should be secured;

III. Establish a National System of Social Development in which municipal governments, federal and federal entities participate;

IV. To determine the competence of the municipal governments, the federal authorities and the Federal Government in matters of social development, as well as the bases for the coordination of actions with the social and private sectors;

V. Encourage the social sector of the economy;

VI. Regular and ensure the provision of the goods and services contained in social programmes;

VII. Determine the basis and promote social and private participation in the field;

VIII. Establish mechanisms for evaluation and monitoring of programs and actions of the National Social Development Policy, and

IX. Promote the establishment of instruments of access to justice, through popular denunciation, in matters of social development.

Article 2. discriminatory practice in the provision of the goods and services contained in the social development programmes shall be prohibited.

Article 3. The Social Development Policy will be subject to the following principles:

I. Freedom: Ability of people to choose the means for their personal development as well as to participate in social development;

II. Distributive Justice: Guarantees that every person is equitably receiving the benefits of development according to their merits, their needs, their possibilities, and those of other persons;

III. Solidarity: Collaboration between people, social groups and government orders, in a responsible way for the improvement of the quality of life of society;

IV. Integrality: Articulation and complementarity of programs and actions that bring together the different social benefits, within the framework of the National Social Development Policy;

V. Social participation: Right of individuals and organizations to intervene and integrate, individually or collectively in the formulation, execution and evaluation of policies, programs and actions of social development;

VI. Sustainability: Preservation of ecological balance, protection of the environment and use of natural resources, to improve the quality of life and productivity of people, without compromising the satisfaction of the needs of the future generations;

VII. Respect for diversity: Recognition in terms of ethnic origin, gender, age, different abilities, social status, health conditions, religion, opinions, preferences, marital status or any other, to overcome any condition of discrimination and promote development with equity and respect for differences;

VIII. Free determination and autonomy of indigenous peoples and their communities: Recognition in the constitutional framework of the internal forms of coexistence and of organization; scope of application of their own normative systems; choice of their own authorities or representatives; means to preserve and enrich their languages and culture; means to conserve and improve their habitat; preferential access to their natural resources; election of representatives to local councils and full access to the jurisdiction of the State;

IX. Transparency: Information regarding social development is public in the terms of the laws in the field. The country's authorities shall ensure that government information is objective, timely, systematic and truthful, and

X. Gender perspective: a scientific, analytical and political view on women and men that aims to eliminate the causes of gender oppression, as inequality, injustice and the hierarchy of people based on gender; that gender equity is raised in the design and implementation of public social development policies.

Article 4. The application of this Law corresponds to the Federal Executive, through its dependencies and agencies, to the executive powers of the federative entities and to the municipalities in the field of their respective competences; who are competent, according to their powers, to the legislative branch.

Article 5. For the purposes of this Act it is understood by:

I. Beneficiaries: Those persons who are part of the population served by the social development programs that meet the requirements of the relevant standard;

II. Council Consultative: Social Development Advisory Board;

III. National Council of Evaluation: National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy;

IV. Commission Intersecretarial: Intersecretarial Commission for Social Development;

V. Commission National: National Commission for Social Development;

VI. Social groups in a situation of vulnerability: Those population centers and people who, by different factors or the combination of them, face situations of risk or discrimination that prevent them from reaching better living standards and, by They require the government's attention and investment to achieve their well-being.

VII. Secretariat: Secretariat for Social Development of the Federal Government;

VIII. System National: National System of Social Development;

IX. Organizations: legally constituted civil and social groupings, involving persons or social groups for the purpose of carrying out activities related to social development, and

X. Padrón: Official list of beneficiaries that includes persons served by the federal Social Development programs whose socioeconomic profile is established in the corresponding standard.

TITLE SECOND

OF THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SUBJECTS

Single Chapter

Article 6. They are rights for social development education, health, food, housing, the enjoyment of a healthy environment, work and social security and those relating to non-discrimination in the terms of the Political Constitution. of the United Mexican States.

Article 7. Everyone has the right to participate and benefit from social development programs, in accordance with the guiding principles of the Social Development Policy, in terms that establish the normativity of each program.

Article 8. Every person or social group in a situation of vulnerability has the right to receive actions and supports to reduce their disadvantage.

Article 9. The municipalities, the governments of the federal entities and the Federal Executive Branch, in their respective fields, will formulate and implement policies compensation and assistance, as well as opportunities for productive development and income for the benefit of people, families and social groups in a situation of vulnerability, allocating the necessary budget resources and setting goals quantifiable.

Article 10. The beneficiaries of the social development programs have the following rights and obligations:

I. Receive respectful, timely and quality treatment;

II. Access the necessary information from those programs, their rules of operation, resources, and coverage;

III. Have the reservation and privacy of personal information;

IV. Submit complaints and complaints to the appropriate instances for non-compliance with this Law;

V. Receive the services and benefits of the programmes in accordance with their operating rules, unless they are suspended by duly substantiated and motivated administrative or judicial decision;

VI. Submit your application for inclusion on the roll-roll;

VII. Participate in a co-responsible manner in social development programs;

VIII. Provide the socio-economic information required by the authorities, in terms of the corresponding regulations, and

IX. Meet the normativity of social development programs.

THIRD TITLE

OF NATIONAL SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY

Chapter I

Of Objectives

Article 11. The National Social Development Policy has the following objectives:

I. To promote the conditions that ensure the enjoyment of social, individual or collective rights, guaranteeing access to social development programs and equal opportunities, as well as overcoming discrimination and social exclusion;

II. Promote a social economic development that promotes and preserves employment, raises the level of income and improves its distribution;

III. Strengthen balanced regional development, and

IV. Ensure forms of social participation in the formulation, implementation, implementation, evaluation and control of social development programs.

Chapter II

Planning and Programming

Article 12. In development planning, the National Social Development Policy must be incorporated in accordance with this Law and other provisions in the matter.

Article 13. Social development planning will include municipal programs; state plans and programs; institutional, regional, and special; the National Social Development Program; and the National Development Plan.

Article 14. The National Social Development Policy must include, at least, the following aspects:

I. Superation of poverty through education, health, food, generation of employment and income, self-employment and training;

II. Social security and care programs;

III. Regional Development;

IV. Basic social infrastructure, and

V. Promoting the social sector of the economy.

Article 15. The elaboration of the National Social Development Program will be the responsibility of the Federal Executive in the terms and conditions of the Law of Planning.

Article 16. The municipalities, the governments of the federal entities and the Federal Government will make public knowledge of their operational programmes every year social development, by means of the means most accessible to the population, within a maximum of 90 days from the approval of their respective annual expenditure budgets.

Article 17. The municipalities shall be the principal executors of the programs, resources and federal actions for social development, according to the rules of operation that the Federal Executive issue for the effect, except in the cases expressly assigned, legal or administratively, to a federal, state, or federal agency or agency.

Chapter III

Financing and Spending

Article 18. Programs, funds and resources for social development are priorities and in the public interest, so they will be monitored and evaluation in accordance with this Law; and they will not be able to suffer decreases in their budget amounts, except in the cases and terms established by the Chamber of Deputies when approving the Federation's Government Budget.

Article 19. They are priorities and in the public interest:

I. Compulsory education programs;

II. The communicable disease prevention and control campaigns and health care programs;

III. Programs aimed at people in conditions of poverty, marginalization or in a situation of vulnerability;

IV. Programs targeting priority care areas;

V. Programs and public actions to ensure maternal and child nutrition and nutrition

VI. Basic product social supply programs;

VII. Housing programs;

VIII. Programs and public funds for the generation and conservation of employment, social productive activities and enterprises in the social sector of the economy, and

IX. The programs and infrastructure works for drinking water, drainage, electrification, roads and other roads, environmental sanitation and urban equipment.

Article 20. The federal budget for social spending cannot be lower, in real terms, than in the previous fiscal year. This expenditure shall be increased at least in the same proportion as the growth of gross domestic product is envisaged in the General Economic Policy Criteria and in accordance with the availability of resources from revenue. to authorize the Congress to the Federal Government.

Article 21. The distribution of funds for federal contributions and general classes relating to social education, health, food, social infrastructure and generation of productive jobs and income improvement will be made with criteria of fairness and transparency, according to the applicable regulations.

Article 22. In the Federation's Annual Budget Budget, specific budget items for social development programs will be established. and may not be destined for different purposes.

Article 23. The distribution of social expenditure with which social development will be financed will be subject to the following criteria:

I. Social spending per capita will not be lower in real terms than the previous year's allocated;

II. It will be geared towards promoting balanced regional development;

III. It will be based on general indicators and guidelines of effectiveness and quantity and quality in the delivery of social services, and

IV. In the case of the decentralized federal budgets, the federal authorities and municipalities will agree with the Federal Public Administration on the destination and the criteria of the expenditure, through the coordination agreements.

Article 24. Federal budget resources allocated to social development programs may be supplemented by resources from the State and municipal governments, as well as contributions from international agencies and the social and private sectors.

Article 25. The Federal Executive will be able to establish and administer a Social Contingency Fund in response to economic and budgetary phenomena unforeseen. The amount and minimum rules to which the distribution and application will be subject will be determined in the Federation's Government Budget, including the corresponding provisions to ensure that the fund's resources are used in the fiscal year.

Article 26. The Federal Government shall draw up and publish in the Official Journal of the Federation the rules of operation of the social development programmes included in the Federation's Government Budget, as well as the methodology, normativity, calendarisation and allocations for the federative entities. For their part, the governments of the federative entities will publish in their respective official newspapers, the distribution to the municipalities of the federal resources.

Article 27. For the purpose of ensuring the equity and effectiveness of the social development programs, the Federal Government, through the Secretariat and the governments of the Federative Entities and the municipalities, in the field of their respective competences, they will integrate the Padron.

Article 28. Advertising and information relating to social development programmes must be identified with the National Shield in the terms set out in the relevant law and include the following caption: " This programme is public, foreign to any political party. Use for purposes other than social development is prohibited. "

Chapter IV

From Priority Care Zones

Article 29. or regions are considered to be priority areas of priority attention, predominantly rural or urban, whose population records poverty rates, marginalisation indicative of the existence of marked inadequacies and lags in the exercise of the social development rights set out in this Law. Its determination will be guided by the criteria of results that the National Council of Evaluation of Social Development Policy will define that this Law indicates and will have, at all times, to promote the quantitative and qualitative efficacy of the executors of the Social Policy.

Article 30. The Federal Executive will review the priority care areas annually, taking as a reference the results assessments of the poverty measurement, issued by the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy and will inform the Chamber of Deputies about its modification, unbundled at the level of localities in the rural areas and at the level of apples in the areas urban, for the purposes of allocations from the Budget of the Federation. The Chamber of Deputies, when approving the budget, will make the declaration of priority attention zones, which should be published in the Official Journal of the Federation, together with the decree of the Federation's Government Budget.

Article 31. The Declaratory will have the following effects:

1. Allocate resources to raise the population's welfare rates in the loss-making areas;

2. Establish fiscal stimulus to promote productive employment-generating activities;

3. Generate support, financing and diversification programs to regional productive activities, and

4. Develop social infrastructure works necessary to ensure the enjoyment and exercise of rights for social development.

Article 32. The municipalities, the governments of the federal entities and the Federal Government will be able to agree actions and will allocate resources for the execution of special programmes in these areas.

Chapter V

Of The Development of the Social Sector of the Economy

Article 33. The municipalities, governments of federal entities and the Federal Government will encourage productive activities to promote the generation of jobs and income of people, families, groups and productive organizations.

Article 34. The municipalities, the governments of the federative entities and the Federal Government will stimulate the organization of people, families and social groups, allocating public resources to promote productive projects; to identify opportunities for investment, and provide training, technical assistance and counseling for the organization and design of projects and legal support for these activities.

Article 35. The Federal Government and the governments of federal entities will be able to provide resources as risk capital to provide viability to businesses social and resources to support people, families and social organizations whose object is the financing of social development projects.

Chapter VI

Of The Definition and Measurement of Poverty

Article 36. The guidelines and criteria set by the National Social Development Policy Assessment Board for the definition, identification and measurement of poverty are mandatory for public entities and agencies involved in the implementation of social development programmes, and should use the information generated by the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics, regardless of other data it is considered appropriate, at least on the following indicators:

I. Per capita income;

II. Average educational lag in the home;

III. Access to health services;

IV. Access to social security;

V. Quality and spaces of housing;

VI. Access to basic services in housing;

VII. Access to power;

VIII. Degree of social cohesion, and

IX. Grade of paved road Accessibility.

Article 37. The studies of the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy shall be carried out at least every two years for each federative entity and with information disaggregated at the municipal level every five years, for What should be done in the budget of the Federation's Government Budget, so that the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics can carry out the censuses, counts, and surveys corresponding.

TITLE FOURTH

OF THE NATIONAL SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM

Chapter I

Of The Object And Integration

Article 38. The National System is a permanent mechanism for concurrency, collaboration, coordination and coordination of governments; federal, Federal and municipal entities, as well as the social and private sectors, which aims to:

I. To integrate the participation of the public, social and private sectors in the fulfillment of the objectives, strategies and priorities of the National Social Development Policy;

II. Establish collaboration among federal agencies and agencies in the formulation, implementation and implementation of programs, actions and investments in the field of social development;

III. Promote the concurrency, linkage and congruence of the programs, actions and investments of the governments of the federative entities and the municipalities, with the objectives, strategies and priorities of the National Development Policy Social;

IV. Encourage the participation of individuals, families and organizations and, in general, of the social and private sectors in social development;

V. Coordinate actions aimed at achieving the objectives, strategies and priorities of the National Social Development Policy, and

VI. Encourage the deconcentration and decentralization of resources and actions for social development, accountability, and strengthening the federal pact.

Chapter II

From Competencies

Article 39. The coordination of the National System is the responsibility of the Secretariat, with the concurrence of the federal agencies, entities and agencies, of the municipal governments and federal agencies, as well as organizations. The Secretariat shall design and implement the general social development policies. It will coordinate and promote the conclusion of social development agreements and agreements.

The Secretariat will coordinate the correspondence between the National Social Development Program, the sectoral programs and those of the federal entities, promoting the planning is consistent, objective and participatory.

Article 40. In the field of its powers and in accordance with the provisions of this Law, the legislatures of the states, the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District and the municipalities will issue rules on social development, taking into account their particularities.

Article 41. The governments of the federal entities will institute a system of social development planning; they will formulate, approve and implement the the respective social development programs, in the terms of the Law of Planning and this Law, and, in a coordinated manner with the Federal Government, will ensure that the approved public resources are exercised with honesty, opportunity, transparency and equity.

Article 42. municipalities shall formulate, approve and implement their own social development programmes, which shall be in accordance with those of the Federal Government and the Federal Government.

Article 43. Corresponds to the Federal Government, through the Secretariat, the following attributions:

I. To project and coordinate the national and regional planning of social development with the participation that, according to the Constitution and other applicable laws, corresponds to the governments of the federal and municipal entities;

II. Formulate the National Social Development Program and other programs in the field that the Federal Executive points to it, in coordination with the agencies and entities of the Federal Public Administration related to the matter, compliance with the provisions of the Planning Act;

III. Determine the priority attention areas annually and propose to the Chamber of Deputies the corresponding declaratory;

IV. Design and coordinate federal programs and supports in Priority Care Zones;

V. Promote the conclusion of agreements with Federal Executive agencies, federal entities, municipalities, and civil and private organizations for the implementation of programs related to social development;

VI. Design the annual implementation criteria of the Programme in the field of its competence;

VII. Promote and encourage the participation of society in the elaboration, execution and evaluation of Public Social Development Policies;

VIII. Promote and support financing instruments in the field of social development;

IX. Conduct National Social Development Policy assessments and inform society about actions around social development;

X. Promote, with the intervention of the governments of the respective states, the participation of the municipalities in the design and implementation of the social development programs, and

XI. The others that point to you this Law, your regulations and other applicable provisions.

Article 44. It is for the governments of the federative entities in the field of their competence, the following attributions:

I. Formulate and execute the state social development program;

II. Convenir social actions and programs with the Federal Government;

III. Convening actions and social programs with the governments of their municipalities;

IV. To coordinate actions with organizations in the field of social development;

V. Encourage the organization and citizen participation in social development programs;

VI. To exercise decentralized or agreed federal funds and resources in the social field, in the terms of the respective laws; as well as to inform the Secretariat about the progress and results generated with them;

VII. Inform society about actions around social development, and

VIII. The others referred to it by the Law, its regulations and other applicable provisions.

Article 45. It is up to the local councils, in the field of their competence, to the following attributions:

I. Formulate and execute the municipal social development program;

II. Coordinate, with the government of its entity, the execution of social development programs;

III. Coordinate actions with municipalities of its own entity, in the field of social development;

IV. Coordinate social development actions with municipalities of other federal entities, with the approval of corresponding legislatures;

V. To exercise decentralized or agreed federal funds and resources in social matters in the terms of the respective laws; as well as to inform the Secretariat, through state governments, about the progress and results of these actions;

VI. To coordinate actions with the social and private sectors in the field of social development;

VII. Establish mechanisms to include organized social participation in social development programs and actions;

VIII. Inform society about actions around social development, and

IX. The others referred to it by the Law, its regulations and other applicable provisions.

Article 46. In case of doubt about the interpretation of the provisions of this Law for administrative purposes, it will be to what the Executive will resolve Federal, through the Secretariat.

Chapter III

From the National Social Development Commission

Article 47. The National Commission is an instrument for the coordination of programs, actions and investments that, in order to achieve the objectives, strategies and priorities of the National Social Development Policy, carry out, in the field of powers, dependencies and federal entities, whether directly or in concurrence with governments of the federal entities and municipalities or in consultation with the social and private sectors.

Article 48. The National Commission aims to consolidate integrality and federalism on the basis of coordination, collaboration and cooperation. social development strategies and programmes.

Article 49. The National Commission shall be chaired by the holder of the Secretariat and shall also be composed of:

I. The holders of the Secretariats of Public Education; Health; Labor and Social Welfare; Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food; thus Environment and Natural Resources. In addition to the holders of the sectorized agencies of the Secretariat, the holders of other agencies and entities of the Federal Public Administration may be invited to participate in specific meetings.

II. The holder of the dependency responsible for social development in each government of the federal entities. May be invited to participate in specific meetings, the holders of other dependencies of those governments;

III. A representative of each of the legally recognized national associations of municipal authorities, and

IV. The presidents of the Social Development committees of the Chambers of Deputies and Senators.

Article 50. The National Commission will be empowered to attend the request for collaboration of the social and private sectors when dealing with their interest or competence, and their functions are as follows:

I. Propose Public Policies for Social Development under the criteria of integrality and mainstreaming;

II. Propose criteria for the planning and implementation of social development policies and programs in the regional, state and municipal areas;

III. Propose state and regional programs, as well as actions and investments in the framework of the National Development Plan, the National Social Development Program and the public policies referred to in the previous fraction;

IV. Propose mechanisms for financing and distributing federal resources for the social development of federal entities;

V. To discuss the budgets of agencies and agencies of the Federal Public Administration involved in social development programs;

VI. Analyze and propose alternative financing schemes for social development and poverty alleviation programs;

VII. To promote the exchange of experiences in the field of social development and overcoming poverty;

VIII. Review the regulatory framework for social development and, where appropriate, propose and promote modifications to the competent authorities;

IX. Approve the proposal for rules that should govern the social participation that the Secretariat makes;

X. Propose training actions for public servants of the three government orders in aspects related to social development;

XI. Propose the creation of thematic and regional working groups for the attention of specific issues;

XII. Suggest the activities that it deems necessary and appropriate for the proper functioning of the National System, and

XIII. The others I pointed out to you this Law.

Chapter IV

From the Social Development Intersecretarial Commission

Article 51. The Intersecretarial Commission will be the instrument for coordinating the actions of the Federal Executive to ensure integrality in the design and implementation of the National Social Development Policy. It shall be made up of the holders of the Social Development secretariats, who shall preside over it; Government; Finance and Public Credit; Public Education; Health; Environment and Natural Resources; Energy; Economy; Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food; Communications and Transportation; the Civil Service; Social Welfare; Agrarian Reform and Tourism. They may be invited to participate, with the right to speak, the holders of other dependencies and entities of the Federal Public Administration. The Assistant Secretary of the Secretariat shall be the Technical Secretary. The Intersecretarial Commission shall be held at least once per two months.

Article 52. The Intersecretarial Commission will have the following functions:

I. Recommend measures to make decisions related to Social and Economic Development Policies compatible;

II. Propose the items and amounts of social spending to be integrated into the Federation's Preliminary Draft Budget;

III. Agree and follow up on the implementation of the National Development Plan, the National Social, sectoral, regional, institutional and special development programmes;

IV. Recommend mechanisms to ensure correspondence between the National Social Development Policy, with that of states and municipalities, and

V. Review the terms of the coordination agreements between the Federal Government and the Federative Entities in the field of social development and propose, where appropriate, modifications.

Article 53. The agreements of the Intersecretarial Commission will be required for the Federal Executive's offices. The Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit and the Civil Service will monitor their compliance.

Article 54. The Intersecretarial Commission agreements will be published in the Official Journal of the Federation.

Chapter V

Social Development Advisory Board

Article 55. The Council is the advisory body of the Secretariat, of citizen participation and plural conformation, which will have to analyze and propose programs and actions that affect the implementation of the National Social Development Policy.

Article 56. The Council will have the following functions:

I. Issue opinions and make proposals on the implementation and guidance of the National Social Development Policy;

II. Promote citizen participation and organizations in the monitoring, operation and evaluation of the National Social Development Policy;

III. Support the Secretariat in the promotion to state and municipal governments and to the implementation of the National Social Development Policy;

IV. Propose to the Secretariat the topics that are important for their importance to be submitted to public consultation;

V. Propose and encourage the collaboration of public and private agencies, both national and foreign, in social development;

VI. Propose the conduct of studies and research in the field;

VII. To request the responsible agencies of the Social Development Policy for information about the programs and actions they perform;

VIII. Recommend the performance of audits to priority programs when there are causes that merit it;

IX. Promote the conclusion of agreements with Federal Executive agencies, federal agencies, municipalities and organizations for the implementation of programs related to social development;

X. Report to the public on the general interest aspects of the National Social Development Policy;

XI. Integrate the commissions and working groups that are necessary for the exercise of their functions;

XII. Issue your rules of procedure, and

XIII. The others that are necessary for the fulfillment of their object.

Article 57. The Council shall be composed of a President who shall be the holder of the Secretariat; an Executive Secretary who shall designate the Secretariat, as well as the members invited by the Secretariat. The President of the Council shall be replaced in his absence by the Executive Secretary.

Article 58. The counselors should be Mexican citizens of recognized prestige in the private and social sectors, as well as in the academic fields, professional, scientific and cultural linked to social development.

Article 59. The Secretariat shall provide the Council with the necessary collaboration for the exercise of its functions.

Article 60. The Council may receive the collaboration of other agencies and entities of the Federal Public Administration, state governments, and Municipal, civil and private organizations.

Chapter VI

Social Participation

Article 61. The Federal Government, the Federal Government and the municipalities shall ensure the right of beneficiaries and of the society to participate in active and co-responsible in the planning, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of social policy.

Article 62. Organizations that aim to promote the social development of Mexicans will be able to participate in actions related to the design, execution and evaluation of policies, programs and public actions in this field.

Article 63. The Federal Government shall invite the organisations, through public calls, to contain the requirements, objectives and modalities of participation.

Article 64. Organizations may receive public funds to operate social programs of their own, except for those in which they are part of their public servants, their spouses or consanguine relatives up to the fourth grade, by affinity or civilians.

Article 65. For the purposes of the foregoing Article, the organizations shall be formally constituted before the competent authority or public office, in addition to complying with the provisions of the respective regulations.

Article 66. Organizations shall be subject to the scrutiny of the Secretariat, without prejudice to the provisions of the respective laws for the use of funds public.

Chapter VII

From Popular Denunciation

Article 67. person or organisation may lodge a complaint with the competent authority on any act, act or omission, which produces or may cause damage to the exercise of the rights set out in this Law or contravene its provisions and of the other arrangements governing matters relating to social development.

Article 68. The popular complaint may be exercised by any person, suffice it to be written and contain:

I. The name or business name, address and other information to enable the complainant to be identified and, where appropriate, his legal representative;

II. Acts, facts or omissions reported;

III. Data to identify the alleged offending authority, and

IV. The evidence to be provided by the complainant.

Chapter VIII

From the Social Comptroller

Article 69. The Social Comptroller is recognized as the mechanism of the beneficiaries, in an organized way, to verify the fulfillment of the goals and the correct application of the public resources assigned to the programs of social development.

Article 70. The Federal Government will promote the Social Comptroller's Office and provide it with access to the information necessary for the performance of its duties.

Article 71. They are functions of the Social Comptroller:

I. Request information from federal, state, and municipal authorities responsible for the social development programs deemed necessary for the performance of their duties;

II. Monitor the exercise of public resources and the implementation of social development programs in accordance with the Law and the rules of operation;

III. Issue reports on program performance and execution of public resources;

IV. Attend and investigate complaints and complaints about the implementation and execution of the programs, and

V. Present to the competent authority complaints and complaints that may result in the fining of administrative, civil or criminal responsibilities related to social programs.

TITLE FIFTH

OF THE EVALUATION OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY

Chapter I

Of The Assessment

Article 72. The evaluation of the Social Development Policy will be carried out by the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy, which will be able to to carry out it by itself or through one or more bodies independent of the implementor of the programme, and to review periodically the fulfilment of the social objective of the programmes, goals and actions of the Social Development Policy, to correct, modify, add, reorient them or suspend them in whole or in part.

Article 73. The independent evaluators that may participate shall be institutions of higher education, scientific research or non-profit organizations. Where the assessments are carried out by a body other than the Council, the Council shall issue the relevant call and designate the award.

Article 74. For the evaluation of results, the social programs will be invariable to include the indicators of results, management and services to measure their coverage, quality and impact. The offices of the Federal, State or Municipal Executive, implementing the programs to be evaluated, will provide all the information and facilities necessary for carrying out the evaluation.

Article 75. The results indicators to be established should reflect the achievement of the social objectives of the programs, goals and actions of the National Social Development Policy.

Article 76. The management indicators and services to be established shall reflect the procedures and quality of the services of the programmes, targets and actions of the National Social Development Policy.

Article 77. The National Assessment Board, before approving the indicators referred to in this article, shall submit them to the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit and to the Chamber of Deputies through the Higher Audit Office. the Federation, to issue any recommendations it deems appropriate.

Article 78. The assessment will be annual, defining as a period from May 1 to April 30 and may also be multi-year in cases so determine.

Article 79. The results of the evaluations will be published in the Official Journal of the Federation and must be delivered to the Commissions Social Development of the Chambers of Deputies and Senators of the Congress of the Union, and the Secretariat.

Article 80. According to the results of the evaluations, the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy will be able to make suggestions and recommendations that you consider relevant to the Federal Executive and make them public knowledge.

Chapter II

National Social Development Policy Assessment Board

Article 81. The National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy is a decentralized public body, with legal personality, own equity, technical and management autonomy in accordance with the Federal Law of the ParaState Entities. It aims to normalize and coordinate the evaluation of Social Development Policies and Programs, which will implement public agencies, and establish guidelines and criteria for the definition, identification and measurement of poverty, ensuring transparency, objectivity and technical rigour in such activity.

Article 82. The Council will be integrated as follows:

I. The holder of the Secretariat for Social Development, or the person designated by it;

II. Six academic researchers, who are or have been members of the National System of Researchers, with extensive experience in the field and who collaborate in institutions of higher education and research enrolled in the Godfather of Excellence of the National Council for Science and Technology, and

III. An Executive Secretary appointed by the Federal Executive.

Item 83. The academic researchers referred to in the previous article will last four years in office and half of them will be re-elected. They shall be appointed by the National Commission for Social Development through a public call for which the Executive Secretary shall be responsible.

Article 84. The Council will have its headquarters in Mexico City and its patrimony will be integrated with the resources allocated to it in the Budget of the Federation, through the Secretariat, and with the movable and immovable property acquired by any title.

Article 85. The Board of Directors shall be in charge of a Steering Committee, which shall preside over the holder of the Secretariat, or the person appointed by the Secretariat; it shall also be composed of the persons referred to in Article 82 of this Law. Your decisions will be made by a majority.

TRANSIENT

FIRST.- This Law will take effect the day after its publication in the Official Journal of the Federation.

SECOND.- The Federal Executive Power Holder shall issue the regulation of this Act within a period not exceeding 90 calendar days from its entry into force.

THIRD.- Within 180 calendar days, counted from the date of entry into force of this Decree, they must be constituted and installed on National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy, the National Commission, the Intersecretarial Commission and the Advisory Council.

FOURTH.- For the fulfilment of its purpose, the National Assessment Board shall be subject to austerity and efficiency criteria.

FIFTH.- The Social Development, Finance and Public Credit committees of the Chamber of Deputies will have to review the distribution of funds for the social development contained in Chapter V of the Tax Coordination Act, within a period not exceeding 90 days and, where appropriate, recommending any amendments considered to be relevant.

SIXTH.- All provisions which are contrary to this Decree shall be repealed.

Mexico, D. F., as at 9 December 2003.-Dip. Juan de Dios Castro Lozano, President.-Sen. Enrique Jackson Ramírez, President.-Dip. Amalin Yabur Elias, Secretary.-Sen. Lydia Madero Garcia, Secretary.-Rubicas".

In compliance with the provisions of Article 89 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, and for its proper publication and I hereby express my request to the Federal Executive Branch, in Mexico City, Federal District, to the nineteen days of January of two thousand four.- Vicente Fox Quesada.-Heading.-The Secretary of the Interior, Santiago Creel Miranda.-Heading.