Decree No. 2011 - 2072 December 29, 2011

Original Language Title: Décret n° 2011-2072 du 29 décembre 2011

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Ministry of the Interior Decree No. 2011-2072 December 29, 2011 Decree No. 2011-2072 December 29, 2011 on the status and Emoluments of Chief of Village report of PRESENTATION the village chief is an auxiliary of the administration under the authority of the sub-prefect district and president of rural Council.

Since 1972, it is governed by Decree No. 72-636 may 29, 1972, on the powers of Heads of administrative district and village chiefs, amended by Decree No. 96-228 of 22 March 1996, which defines its method of appointment and cessation of function as well as its functions.

However, the supra text provides no term of remuneration or compensation for the village chief who, despite the many burdens on its function, enjoys only a discount on rural tax under law No. 72-59 12 June 1972 establishing the tax.

However, the State and its representatives recognize the commendable efforts of the village heads who actually serve as a relay between the public authorities and local people.

Also, at the end of the historic national meeting between the President of the Republic and the heads of village of Senegal, on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, important decisions have been taken by the head of State to provide, for the first time, the latter a status that enhances their function, giving it more dignity.

That is, the President of the Republic, the economy of the draft decree.

The President of the Republic, pursuant to the Constitution;

Having regard to Act No. 72-02 of February 1, 1972 on the Organization of Territorial Administration, as amended;

Having regard to the Code of local authorities;

Having regard to Act No. 72 - 59 of 12 June 1972 establishing rural tax;

Mindful of Decree No. 72-636 29 May 1972 determining the functions of Heads of administrative district and village chiefs, amended by Decree No. 96-228 dated March 22, 1996;

Considering Decree No. 73 - 703 of 27 July 1973 concerning the creation and the Organization of the villages;

Having regard to Decree No. 2009 - 451 30 April 2009 appointing the Prime Minister;

Mindful of Decree No. 2011-628 of May 16, 2011 on the composition of the Government, as amended;

Mindful of Decree No. 2011-634 of May 17, 2011 on the distribution of the services of the State and control of public institutions, national companies and companies with public participation between the Presidency, the Prime Minister's Office and the ministries, as amended;

The report of the Minister of State, Minister of the Interior;

Ordained: Title I Article 1 General provisions. -The present Statute applies to persons exercising as holder or as an interim head of village.

S. 2 - the appointment and termination of function as well as the responsibilities of the Chief of village were foreseen by Decree.

S. 3. - it is made to the Minister of the Interior a folder for each head of village containing all administrative documents relating to its location. No mention reports of political, philosophical or religious opinions of the person concerned must be included in the record.

S. 4 - the village chief is the representative of the administrative authority in its jurisdiction. Before taking office, village chief takes oath before the President of the regional court or before any judge delegated for this purpose.

S. 5. - the village chief is bound by the obligation of professional discretion for everything regarding the facts and information there knowledge in the performance of its duties, independently rules established in the penal Code of professional secrecy.

S. 6 - the village chief is entitled, in accordance with the rules laid down by the penal Code and the special laws, protection against threats, insults, insults, defamation or attacks of any kind which may be the subject, in the exercise of its functions.

TITLE II. -FEES and feature article attributes 7 - the village headman receives a monthly allowance included in the State budget equal to:-50,000 CFA francs for the villages of fewer than 500 inhabitants.

-60,000 francs CFA to the villages with a population between 500 and 2,500 inhabitants.

-70,000 CFA francs for the villages over 2,500 inhabitants.

Furthermore, in addition to the rural tax remission is granted a bonus incentive equal to 5% of the total amount of any other tax or fee allocated to the budget of the rural community that there collecte.*art. 8 - in the exercise of its functions, the village chief uses the following attributes: national flag, official badge and card of village chief. The flag in the national colours is used to signal his principal residence to the village. The official badge in national colours is an attribute of its function. Map helps the village chief to justify its quality, particularly in the exercise of its functions.
Official badge and card of village chief models are fixed by order of the Minister of the Interior.

The renewal of the attributes is the responsibility of the State.

S. 9. - the Minister of State Minister of economy and finance, Minister of State, Garde des sceaux, Minister of Justice, the Minister of State, Minister of the Interior and Minister of decentralization and local government are responsible, each in relation to the implementation of this Decree which shall be published in the Official Journal.

Made in Dakar, Abdoulaye WADE, December 29, 2011.

By the President of the Republic: Prime Minister Souleymane Ndéné NDIAYE