Official Journal of the Federation June 2, 2006
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
"THE GENERAL CONGRESS OF THE MEXICAN UNITED STATES, DECREES:
ARTICLE 27 OF ARTICLE 27 OF THE ORGANIC LAW OF THE FEDERAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IS REFORMED; REFORM OF THE THIRD PARAGRAPH OF ARTICLE 3. FROM THE FEDERAL LAW OF PARASTATALS, AND IT ISSUES THE LAW THAT CREATES THE NEWS AGENCY OF THE MEXICAN STATE
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Article Third. The Law created by the News Agency of the Mexican State is issued, to remain as follows:
LAW CREATED BY THE MEXICAN STATE NEWS AGENCY
Naming, Object, Address, and Heritage
Article 1.- The decentralized agency of the Federal Public Administration is created, not sectorized, called Notimex, Mexican State News Agency, with its own legal personality and its own heritage, as well as technical and managerial autonomy, which aims to contribute to the exercise of the right to information through the provision of professional news services to the State mexican and any other person, entity or body, or private, national or foreign, with authentic editorial independence.
The Mexican State News Agency will have operational and decision-making autonomy in the terms of this Law and its Organic Statute.
Article 2.-The Mexican State News Agency will have its legal address in Mexico City, Federal District, and will be able to establish offices throughout the Republic and abroad, to carry out the activities that correspond to it.
Article 3.- The Agency's heritage is integrated by:
I. The rights and movable property assigned to it by the public sector; those transmitted to it by the private sector and the others acquired by any title;
II. The revenue you receive in the terms of the applicable provisions.
III. The resources that are allocated to you in the Federation Budget of the Federation of the corresponding fiscal year.
Article 4.- The Agency's revenue is integrated by:
I. The contributions, donations, legacies and other liberalities received from natural and moral persons;
II. The number of contracts in numbers that it receives for the services it provides in the performance of its activities, for the purpose of the conclusion of civil or commercial contracts, as well as for other goods, rights and revenues that obtain the Agency for any legal act, and
III. The proceeds of the sale of the documents and information services to their clients, as well as the amount of the income of their assets, yields and financial products.
The conditions for the sale of products and services will be contractually determined between the Agency and its users and/or consumers, the tariffs and payment terms in the respective contracts.
Of The Definitions
Article 5.- For the purposes of this Act it is understood by:
I. Agency: Notimex, Mexican State News Agency;
II. Awareness clause: Right of journalists to refuse, by written expression of their motives, to participate in the preparation of information which, in their opinion, are contrary to the guiding principles of the Agency, and which it has for to ensure independence in the performance of its professional function;
III. Code of Ethics: The Code of Ethics of the Agency;
IV. Advisory Editorial Board: The Agency's Advisory Editorial Board;
V. Comptroller: The Internal Comptroller of the Agency;
VI. Hearing Officer: Interbroadcaster between the Agency and users, who is responsible for ensuring compliance with the guiding principles and for respect for the rights of the hearing, as well as for the application of the Agency's Code of Ethics;
VII. Director General: He or the head of the Agency's Directorate-General;
VIII. Organic Statute: the Agency's Organic Statute;
IX. Governing Board: The Agency's Governing Board;
X. Law: Law created by the Mexican State News Agency;
XI. Media: Medium printed, electronic, digital or any other, known or known, by which the individual learns of the public event and obtains information that integrates in his/her daily life;
XII. Journalist: Physical person, professional or not, who, regardless of the nature of the contractual relationship that maintains with the Agency, materially fulfils the function of communicating or having an opinion before the society, through the search, reception and dissemination of information, news and documents of public and social interest, by any means of communication, in literary, graphic, electronic, audiovisual or multimedia formats;
XIII. Secretary: He or the head of the Secretariat of the Agency's Governing Board, and
XIV. Professional Secret: Right of journalists to refuse to disclose to the Agency, the identity of their sources of information, as long as it is disseminated in accordance with the guiding principles of truthfulness, impartiality, objectivity, equity and liability.
Article 6.- Any information generated or transmitted by the Agency by any means of communication shall be carried out with absolute editorial independence from any of the Powers of the Union or of the Federative Entities, and under the principles of truthfulness, impartiality, objectivity, plurality, equity and responsibility. The public servants of the Agency shall observe these principles in the performance of their employment, position or commission.
The services provided by the Agency should be developed continuously and without interruption.
Article 7.- The information disseminated by the journalists of the Agency will have as unique limiting the respect for private life, peace and public morality, personal dignity and the rights of third parties, and shall avoid causing the commission of any offence or disturbing public order.
Article 8.- This Law, in accordance with Article 7o. of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, and in order to guarantee that the society satisfies its right to information, recognizes as rights of the journalists oponable in front of the Agency, the professional secret and the clause of awareness. The exercise of these rights under no circumstances will merit the imposition of sanctions in the field of application of this legal order.
Journalists to whom the Agency violates their right to exercise of the conscience clause may unilaterally terminate the contractual relationship which binds them with that, by receiving compensation which, in no case, will be lower than that which would be paid to them in the event of unjustified dismissal.
Of The Privileges
Article 9.- For the purpose of fulfilling its object, the Agency shall have the following privileges:
I. To act as the News Agency of the Mexican State, carrying out all the necessary activities to obtain information, as well as editorial and photographic materials, spreading them at the national level and, where appropriate, international, to the the means of communication, as well as any public and private entities, entities, bodies or individuals or persons governed by public and private law;
II. Receive and administer, in the terms of the applicable legislation, the revenue generated by the sale of its products and services, as well as to exercise them in accordance with its authorized budget;
III. Design, develop and implement an annual business plan that provides for the fulfillment of the sales goals of the goods and services that the Agency generates and provides;
IV. Incorporate technological advances in the delivery of your services;
V. Develop and subscribe contracts, agreements, agreements, coordination bases and other legal instruments with governmental entities and non-governmental, national and foreign agencies, as well as with individuals, for the development of their functions, in accordance with applicable legal provisions;
VI. To participate in the training of human resources specialized in the various disciplines related to the Agency, through the formulation and execution of programs and courses of training, teaching and specialization of professional staff, technical and auxiliary, and
VII. The others that correspond to you, in accordance with applicable legal provisions.
From Management Organ
Article 10.- The Agency's management and administration correspond to:
I. The Governing Board, and
II. The Director General.
The Directorate-General will have the administrative structure established in the Agency's Organic Statute, in which the figure of the Ombudsman will be considered. Hearing. The charges on the Governing Board shall be of an honorary nature.
Article 11.-The Governing Board will be made up of the following proprietary Vocals, who will be entitled to voice and vote:
a) A representative of the Public Education Secretariat;
b) A representative of the Secretariat of Government;
c) A representative of the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit;
d) A representative of the Foreign Secretary;
e) A representative of the Federal Electoral Institute;
f) Two representatives of the Advisory Editorial Board, and
g) A representative of the Agency's unionized workers.
The representatives of the Federal Executive will have to have a level of Under-Secretary and their respective alternates the immediate lower level, which will have the The same powers as the owners in case of absence of these.
The members appointed by the Advisory Editorial Board will last for four years, and can be ratified for another equal period.
The Presidency of the Governing Board will be in charge of one of the representatives of the Federal Government, elected by a majority of votes among them. This charge will be rotating for periods of one year.
The Director General shall attend the meetings of the Governing Board, unless otherwise determined by the Director General. In any case, he will be entitled to speak, but without a vote.
The Governing Board will have a permanent guest of the Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of the Union, who will attend the sessions with a voice, but without a vote and who will be a member of the ordinary Commission whose competence corresponds, in general, to the privileges conferred on the Agency, in terms of the Organic Law of the General Congress of the United Mexican States and its Rules of Procedure.
Members of the Governing Board shall be excused from participating in the attention, processing or resolution of any matter of the competence of the Governing Board collegiate, where there is any personal, family or business interest, including those in which it may be a benefit to him, his spouse or consanguine relatives or by affinity to the fourth grade, or civil relatives, or for third parties with those with professional, business or business relationships, or for partners or companies from which the public servant or the persons referred to above form or have been a party.
Article 12.-The Governing Board is the supreme authority of the Agency and shall have the following powers:
I. Approve its session of the Agency, taking into account the proposal presented by the Director General;
II. Approve the draft budget submitted to it by the Director General and refer it to the Dependent Department responsible for its integration into the draft budget of the Federation, as well as to know the reports on the exercise of the same;
III. Approve the annual activity report to be submitted by the Director-General to the Mese Directives of both Houses of the Congress of the Union, in the Second Session of each legislative year;
IV. Approve the Code of Ethics and editorial policy guidelines proposed by the Advisory Editorial Board;
V. Observe and attend to the catalogue of posts and the tabulator of salaries to be established in the Budget of the Federation to implement it in the structure of the Agency, and to adapt the profiles for each activity and to approve the salaries between positions of the same level;
VI. The others who entrust this or other legal and administrative orders, as well as their Organic Statute.
Article 13.- These are inselectable powers of the Governing Board:
I. Establish the Agency's overall policies, including control and evaluation policies; as well as define priorities for training, productivity, finance, research and general administration;
II. Approve the Agency's budget and activities report and authorize its publication;
III. Approve the business plan to be developed by the Agency;
IV. Approve the tariffs, in the terms of the applicable provisions, as well as the general conditions and sales prices of the Agency's goods and services;
V. Define the indicators and performance evaluations of the Agency's employees, as well as the corresponding stimuli, in accordance with the norms that for the effect they emit in the field of their attributions, the Secretariats of the Civil Service and Finance and Public Credit;
VI. Approve each year, after the Commissioner's report and the opinion of the external auditor, the financial statements of the Agency and authorize its publication;
VII. To issue the general rules or bases under which, where necessary, the Director General may have the fixed assets of the Agency, which do not correspond to the operations of the Agency's object;
VIII. Authorize the creation of Technical Support Committees, including the Joint Productivity Committees;
IX. To appoint and remove, on a proposal from the Director General, the public servants of the body that occupy positions within the two administrative hierarchies inferior to those of the first, in the terms that the Organic Statute points out;
X. Establish the basis for the acquisition, leasing and disposal of buildings that the body requires for the provision of its services, in the terms of the applicable legislation;
XI. Appoint and remove, on the proposal of its President, the Secretary of the Government Board, as well as appoint and remove, on a proposal from the Director General of the Agency, the Prosec-Secretary of the Government Board, who will serve as an alternate member of the Secretary;
XII. Analyze and approve, where appropriate, the reports that the Director General gives;
XIII. Approve the basic structure of the Agency's organization and its Organic Statute, as well as any modifications resulting from both assumptions, taking into account the proposal presented by the Director General;
XIV. Approve the arrangement of loans for the financing of the Agency, as well as to observe the guidelines that the competent authorities dictate regarding the management of financial availabilities;
XV. Propose the constitution and application of reserves obtained by the economic surplus of the Agency, in accordance with what is determined by the Federal Executive, through the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit, and
XVI. Issue the call for the integration of the Advisory Editorial Board.
Article 14.- The Governing Board will be validly biased when more than half of its members are present. They will attend the sessions of the Governing Board, with a voice but no vote, in addition to the Director General, the Secretary, the Prosect, the Commissioner and the Ombudsman.
The resolutions of the Governing Board shall be taken by a majority of the votes of the members present and, in the event of a tie, the President shall have a vote of quality.
With the exception of the above paragraph, qualified voting will be required in the approval of the editorial policy and the Agency's Code of Ethics. In order for the vote to be considered qualified it will be necessary for the determinations of the Governing Board to be approved, by the two representatives appointed by the Advisory Editorial Board.
The sessions held by the Governing Board will be ordinary and extraordinary. The ordinary shall be held at least every three months and the extraordinary shall be held when they are convened by the Chairman of the Governing Board.
Article 15.- Corresponds to the Secretary of the Government Board:
I. Make early and submit to the approval of the Chair of the Governing Board the agenda of the sessions of the Governing Board, taking into account the matters which, on a proposal from its members, the Director General of the Agency and the Commissioner, must be included;
II. Send to the members of the Governing Board, for their study, the documentation of the matters to be dealt with, ensuring that their receipt is made at least five working days before the session is held;
III. Pass attendance list and verify quorum;
IV. Draw up the Governing Board's session schedule and make it available to its members;
V. Collect information on compliance with the Government Board's agreements and make it available to the Government Board;
VI. Give reading to the minutes of the previous session and take note of the observations and modifications that, if any, form the members of the Governing Board;
VII. Raise the minutes of the meetings of the Governing Board and settle them in the respective book, once approved by the signature of the President and the members who attend them, as well as keeping the record of the agreements taken in the meetings of the Board itself, and
VIII. The other referred to in this order, the Organic Statute and other applicable provisions.
Article 16.- The Director General of the Agency shall be appointed by the holder of the Federal Executive Branch. The Chamber of Senators may object to such appointment by a majority, and when the latter is in recess, the objection may be made by the Permanent Commission, with the same vote. In any event, the legislative body will have thirty days to resolve; this time limit will be defeated without a resolution on the matter, the Federal Executive will be understood as not objecting to the appointment of the Federal Executive.
Article 17.- To be Director General of the Agency is required:
I. To be a Mexican citizen by birth and to be in full enjoyment and exercise of his civil and political rights;
II. Have a degree in communication science or journalism and/or with a minimum experience of ten years in the subject matter of the Agency;
III. Have held high level decision-making positions, the exercise of which requires knowledge and experience in administrative matters;
IV. Be served thirty-five years of age on the day of your appointment;
V. Do not perform, or have performed, national or state management positions, in any party or political grouping, in the two years prior to its designation;
VI. Do not perform, or have performed, the position of Secretary of State, Attorney General of the Republic, Governor, Head of Government of the Federal District, Deputy or Senator in the year before his appointment, and
VII. Enjoy a good reputation and have not been convicted of intentional crime that warrants corporal punishment of more than one year in prison.
Article 18.- The Director General of the Agency shall last for six years, shall not be re-elected for the following period immediately and may only be removed when it violates in a serious or repeated manner the provisions contained in the Constitution, this Law and its guiding principles, as well as by acts or omissions that affect the privileges of the Agency or when it has been sentenced for a serious crime.
Article 19.- The Director General shall not be able to perform any other employment, position or commission, which are remunerated, except for those of a teaching character or scientist.
Article 20.- The Director General of the Agency shall have the following powers and obligations:
I. Manage and legally represent the Agency, carrying out all the necessary legal acts of control for its operation, with the limitations established by the Governing Board, which will determine in which cases its prior and special approval, as well as the assumptions in which such representation may be replaced;
II. Carry out acts of administration and litigation and charges, with all the powers that require special clause under the Law, as well as grant, replace and revoke general and special powers in one or more proxies, so that the exercise individually or jointly;
III. Celebrate and grant all kinds of acts and documents relating to the subject matter of the Agency;
IV. Attend and follow up all manner of judicial proceedings or administrative disputes in which the Agency is a party, for which it shall formulate and respond to requests, render prior and justified reports, offer and vent evidence, to make allegations, to bring proceedings, to make withdrawal and, in general, to carry out all the procedural acts necessary for the proper defence of the legal interests of the Agency, including the formulation of complaints and complaints facts possibly constitutive of crime, committed in tort of the own Agency;
V. Resolve the review resources and other means of impeachment against the acts of the Agency;
VI. Distribute and delegate functions in terms of the Organic Statute;
VII. Develop the draft Organic Statute and submit it to the approval of the Governing Board;
VIII. Formulate the short, medium and long-term institutional programs and submit them to the approval of the Governing Board;
IX. Draw up the Agency's draft budget and submit it to the Governing Board's consideration;
X. Prepare and submit annually for consideration by the Governing Board the business plan to be developed by the Agency;
XI. Draw up and submit to the Governing Board the rates, as well as the general conditions and sales prices of the Agency's goods and services;
XII. Develop and submit to the Board of Government consideration, policies to implement the indicators and performance evaluations of the Agency's employees, as well as the corresponding stimuli, in accordance with the regulations that for the They shall issue in the field of their privileges, the Secretaries of the Civil Service and the Public Credit and Public Credit;
XIII. Submit regularly to the Governing Board, the report on the performance of the Agency's activities, including the exercise of revenue and expenditure budgets, and the relevant financial statements;
XIV. Draw up and submit to the Governing Board, the annual activity report to be submitted to the Union Congress, and report it to the relevant legislative committees of both Chambers;
XV. Present to the Governing Board, at least twice a year, the management evaluation, including the detail previously agreed with the Governing Board and listening to the Commissioner;
XVI. Submit the Governing Board's consideration, the annual activity report and the budget year report;
XVII. Run the agreements and other provisions of the Governing Board, as well as monitor compliance by the competent administrative units of the Agency;
XVIII. To appoint the public servants of the agency, with the exception of those who occupy the two immediate hierarchical levels lower than their position, in which case it will be specified to propose to the candidates to the Governing Board that, ultimately, issue the respective appointment;
XIX. To conclude collaboration agreements with national and foreign bodies, for the development of the Agency's powers, in accordance with applicable rules;
XX. Concourse with a voice to the sessions of the Governing Board, in accordance with this Law, and comply with the general provisions and agreements of that collegiate body;
XXI. To coordinate the development of the Agency's technical and administrative activities and to issue agreements to that end;
XXII. Coordinate, establish and maintain up-to-date procedures, systems and applications of the Agency's services;
XXIII. To fix, in accordance with current legal provisions, general working conditions to regulate employment relationships with the Agency's staff;
XXIV. Establish the control systems needed to achieve the goals and objectives proposed;
XXV. Establish methods to enable the optimal use of the Agency's movable and immovable;
XXVI. Take appropriate measures to ensure that the Agency's functions are carried out in an articulated, consistent and effective manner;
XXVII. Establish procedures to control the quality of supplies and programs that ensure continuity in the delivery of the Agency's service;
XXVIII. Collect information and statistical elements that reflect the status of the Agency's functions, in order to improve its management;
XXIX. Subscribe, where appropriate, to the collective and individual contracts governing the Agency's employment relations with its employees;
XXX. Those arising from the privileges granted to the Agency, and which have not been conferred on the Governing Board, and
XXXI. The others who entrust him with this or other legal and administrative orders, as well as the Organic Statute.
Of The Query Body
Article 21.- The Advisory Editorial Board is an opinion and advisory body for the actions, policies, programs and projects that the Agency develops.
Article 22.- The Advisory Editorial Board will be composed of thirteen citizens, representatives of the social, academic, print media Both public and private individuals, who, because of their experience in journalism and the right to information, can contribute to the achievement of the Agency's objectives.
The members of the Advisory Editorial Board will be proposed by the sectors identified and appointed by the Governing Board, in accordance with the provisions of the Statute. Organic and their charges will be honorific.
In the Organic Statute, the selection mechanism of the members of the Advisory Editorial Board that are part of the Governing Board will be established.
Article 23.- These are the functions of the Advisory Editorial Board:
I. To discuss the development of the Agency's activities and programmes;
II. Make proposals that contribute to the improvement of the services provided by the Agency;
III. Develop the draft editorial policy and Code of Ethics to be implemented in the Agency, and submit them to the consideration of the Governing Board;
IV. Advise and evaluate the projects of programmes and proposals that cover the objectives of the Agency's creation;
V. Participate actively in the meetings and events called by the Agency, to exchange experiences and information, both at national and international level, on topics related to the Agency's subject;
VI. Present an annual report of its activities to the Governing Board;
VII. Attend work meetings which, for this purpose, call the Agency, and
VIII. The others that point to the applicable provisions.
Article 24.- The members of the Advisory Editorial Board will last four years in office, and can be ratified for an equal period, in terms of provided for in the Organic Statute.
Article 25.- Advisers may be replaced from their position before the end of their period, in the following cases:
I. Stop attending in an unjustified manner to three consecutive sessions or six isolated sessions within two years;
II. Failure to comply with or violate the purposes of the Agency; or
III. Resign expressly.
Article 26.- The rules of operation and organization of the Advisory Editorial Board will be established in the Organic Statute.
Article 27.-The Agency will provide the Advisory Editorial Board with the necessary conditions for the proper performance of its activities.
Article 28.-The Agency will have an Ombudsman, who will act under the guidelines of the Code of Ethics approved by the Advisory Editorial Board.
The function of the Ombudsman will be to receive the clarifications sent by the users, to assess their origin in accordance with the Code of Ethics and, if necessary, to issue the recommendation for the person responsible, acting as a guarantor of the right of reply, without being able to be reagreed by the administrative bodies or by the Agency's consultative body, due to the recommendations it makes.
The title of the Office of the Ombudsman will rest on a member of the Advisory Editorial Board elected by a majority; it will last for two years in office, with no option to be reelected. The Governing Board shall determine whether the office of the Ombudsman shall be honorary or remunerated, taking into account the amount of clarifications to be submitted for its attention.
The Advisory Editorial Board will issue the corresponding Procedures Manual, for the purposes of the clarification of the clarifications to be promoted.
From Specialized Technical Committees
Article 29.-The Agency will have the specialized Technical Committees necessary for the fulfillment of its objectives and for the timely and effective development of the activities that you perform.
Article 30.- The Technical Committees will be created by the Governing Board, for the study and proposal of mechanisms to ensure inter-institutional coordination. in the attention of the tasks they are responsible for. The committees shall be composed of representatives who have the effect of designating the competent agencies and agencies, as well as the Legislative and Judicial Powers and the autonomous entities.
Article 31.- In all cases, the Committees that are constituted shall submit to the Governing Board a report of the results of their actions.
Article 32.- Technical Committees may be constituted on a temporary or permanent basis, and shall be subject to this Law and its regulatory provisions, as well as to the rules of operation which the Governing Board issues.
Article 33.-The Governing Board shall approve the integration of the Committees which, for the purpose, are constituted.
Article 34.- In the Technical Committees, the administrative units of the Agency shall be involved in the participation of the Agency's administrative units. The Commissioner referred to in Article 38 of this Law may attend his sessions.
Of Surveillance and Control Bodies
Article 35.-The Agency will have an Internal Controller appointed by the Head of the Secretariat of the Civil Service, who will be hierarchical and functionally, and whose competence and powers shall be as laid down in the relevant provisions of the Organic Law of the Federal Public Administration and other applicable legal and administrative provisions.
Article 36.- The Internal Controller may attend the sessions of the Governing Board, as well as those of the specialized Technical Committees that are formed, with voice but no vote.
Article 37.- For the attention of the matters and the substantiation of the procedures in his office, the Comptroller and the competent areas will be assisted by the staff attached to the Internal Control Body itself.
Article 38. Pursuant to the corresponding provisions of the Organic Law of the Federal Public Administration, the Secretariat of the Civil Service Commissioner, he will be appointed to the Governing Board of the Agency, who will attend his sessions with a voice, but without a vote.
Article 39.-The Agency shall be governed by its Organic Statute in respect of its structure and the powers and functions corresponding to the different areas that the Agency integrated. For this purpose, the Staff Regulations shall lay down the general provisions concerning the nature and characteristics of the Agency, its administrative bodies, the units which make up the Agency, its supervision and control, and the other bodies which require for their internal regulation, as laid down in the law of the matter and in this Law.
Article 40.- The knowledge and resolution of all disputes in which the Agency is a party is reserved for the Federal Courts.
Article 41.- The working relations of the Agency and its staff shall be governed by the Federal Labour Law, under the rule of Article 123 (A) of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, as well as for its collective labor contract.
Article First.- This Law shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the Federation.
Article Second.- Immediately after publication, the process of liquidation and dissolution of the Mexican News Agency Notimex, S.A. de C.V., in accordance with the guidelines of the Federal Law of ParaState Entities. The assets, furniture and buildings, rights and obligations of the company to be dissolved and settled shall be transferred to the decentralised body created by this Decree.
Article Third.- The Federal Executive will carry out the legal acts necessary for the goods of Notimex S.A., of C.V. to be transferred to the new agency that is created, and must at all times be careful not to alter the continuity of the operation carried out by the business unit of that company.
Upon completion of such transfer, the Federal Executive will proceed to dissolve and liquidate the Agency Notimex, S. A, of C.V.
The financial and material resources available to Notimex S.A. de C.V. shall be used for the establishment, operation and operation of the body that is created by virtue of this Law, and in accordance with the estimates of expenditure to be approved in the Federation of the Federation of the Federation of the Fiscal Year concerned.
Article Fourth.- The Secretariat of the Treasury and Public Credit and the Secretariat of the Interior, in the field of their respective competencies, will promote the conduct so that the process of dissolution and liquidation of the Mexican News Agency Notimex, S.A. de C.V. is carried out in a timely, effective manner and in accordance with the applicable legal provisions.
Article Fifth.-The Secretariat of the Civil Service, in accordance with its powers, will monitor and monitor the process of dissolution and liquidation of the News Agency Mexicana Notimex, S.A. de C. V.
Article Sixth.- Unless there is a legal impediment to this, the process of transfer of the assets and dissolution and settlement before it is indicated, shall not exceed six months from the entry into force of this Decree.
Article Seventh.- The designation of the Director General of the Agency shall be made within 90 days of the entry into force of this decree. For the sole occasion, the first director appointed under this Law will last for four years.
Article Eighth.- The designation of the Governing Board shall be made within 120 days of the entry into force of this Law. As the Advisory Editorial Board is installed, the Governing Board will begin its duties with the presence of representatives of the Federal Executive Branch and of four members appointed, for the only time, by the Director General of the Agency, who will have to cover the requirements that this Law establishes for this purpose, and that will last for that office six months, being ratified by the Advisory Editorial Board, once installed, in which case they will only exercise the office to complete the four years since its first designation.
Article Ninth.- The Director General shall submit to the Governing Board, for approval, the draft Organic Statute, within 180 days of its adoption. appointment.
Article Tenth.- Once the Director General has been appointed, the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit will provide, subject to the forecasts that for this purpose are contained in the Federation's Government Budget, the resources necessary to initiate the activities of the Agency, and the Secretariat of the Civil Service shall carry out the necessary actions in its field of competence.
Article Tenth First.- The rights of Mexican News Agency workers Notimex, S.A. de C.V. will be fully respected; in that virtue, the Decentralised body shall assume as from the entry into force of this Decree, the replacement pattern character of such workers with all relevant legal obligations.
Article Tenth Second. For the purposes specified in the sections III and IV and last paragraph of Article 4 of this Law, the Agency may conclude the corresponding contracts as of the entry into force of this Decree.
Mexico, D.F., at 25 April 2006.-Dip. Marcela González Salas P., President.-Sen. Enrique Jackson Ramírez, President.-Dip. Ma. Sara Rocha Medina, Secretary.-Sen. Sara I. Castellanos Cortes, Secretariat.-Rubicas."
In compliance with the provisions of Article 89 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, and for their due publication and observance, I request the present Decree at the Federal Executive Branch, in Mexico City, Federal District, at the thirty days of May of two thousand six.- Vicente Fox Quesada.-Heading.-The Secretary of the Interior, Carlos Maria Abascal Carranza.-Heading.