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The Commission for the reform of public administrations (CORA) was established by agreement of the Council of Ministers of October 26, 2012, aiming to become a factor of competitiveness of the Spanish economy, our public administrations to which proposed more than two hundred measures of rationalization of structures, procedures and resources, reflected in its final report submitted to the Government of Spain in June 2013.
More than half of the measures are, directly or indirectly, actions related to information technology and communications (ICT), input which multiplier effect on productivity is endorsed by numerous studies that show a strong correlation between this process of digitalization and global competitiveness and productivity improvements of societies and countries. Therefore, it can be said that report CORA haunts, so decided, the acceleration of the process of digitalization of the Spanish public administrations as a whole.
One of the most important actions already undertaken along these lines, is the implementation of a new model of governance of ICT in the General Administration of the State (AGE), developed, firstly, with the creation, through Royal Decree 695/2013, of 20 September, modification of the Real Decree 199/2012, of 23 January, whereby the Ministry of the Presidency-basic organic structure is developed and amending the Royal Decree 1887 / 2011 , of 30 December, which establishes the basic organizational structure of the ministerial departments, a new governing body with cross-disciplinary skills for all of the AGE and its public bodies: the direction of information technologies and communications (DTIC onwards), with the rank of Undersecretary organically integrated into the Ministry of finance and public administration as it picks up the Royal Decree 256/2012 , 27 January, which develops the basic organizational structure of the Ministry of finance and public administration.
And, secondly, through the organic development of this new model of governance, through Royal Decree 806/2014, on September 19, on organisation and operational instruments of information technologies and communications in the General Administration of the State and its public agencies, which, together with the already mentioned of the DTIC figure, defines a series of colleges and units that implement the rationalization and transformation of ICT policies in the scope of the AGE and its public agencies.
These bodies will include Digital Administration ministerial committees, heirs of the current ministerial commissions of eGovernment, which will become the units responsible for implementing, at the ministerial level, the common ICT policies previously defined by the competent bodies, as well as to promote the digital transformation of each ministerial department and its affiliated agencies.
By virtue, with the prior approval of the Minister of finance and public administration, have: article 1. Object, assignment and scope of action.
1. the present order aims to the creation and regulation of the Ministerial Committee on Digital administration of the Ministry of health, social services and equality, that is configured as the College responsible for driving, and the internal coordination of the Department and its agencies in the field of digital management and is set up as an organ of the Directorate of information technologies and communications (DTIC) and liaison with other bodies or committees specialized in the matter.
2. the Ministerial Committee on Digital administration of the Ministry of health, social services and equality is ascribed to the Undersecretary of the Department.
3. its scope will encompass all the organs of the Ministry and its affiliated agencies.
Article 2. Composition and performance.
1. the Ministerial Committee on Digital administration of the Ministry of health, social services and equality (hereinafter Commission) acts in plenary and in the Standing Committee.
2 both the plenary and the Standing Committee is validly, constitute in first call, when the people who occupy the Presidency and the Secretariat, are present or those who replace them in their case, and in addition, half of its total membership. In second call, follow the same criteria that for the plenary with regard to Presidency and Secretariat, but simply with the assistance of three vowels.
3. in case of absence, vacancy, illness or other duly justified legal cause of the person who occupies the Presidency, the person holding the Vice President shall exercise that function and in the absence of the Member of the College of higher hierarchy, seniority and age, in this order, from its components.
4. the plenary shall meet, at least once a year by a call for the person who occupies the Presidency, or at its own initiative, either when they so request, at least half of its members.
5. the Standing Committee will meet at least quarterly prior summons of the Presidency, although this may be called it extraordinary when necessary.
Article 3. Full.
1 the full will have the following composition: a) Presidency: the titular person of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of health, social services and equality.
(b) Vice President: the titular person of the Subdirectorate General of information technology (SGTI onwards) of the Ministry of health, social services and equality.
((c) members: holders persons of bodies picked up then, and that in any case they will have to have range, at least, of Director-General: 1) the holder of the direction of the Cabinet of the titular person of the Ministry of health, social services and equality.
(2) a representative of each of the Secretaries of State, Secretaries General and public organizations attached to the Department.
(d) secretariat: an official or an official designated by the titular person of SGTI of the Ministry of health, social services and equality, which will have voice but no vote.
2. all members shall be designated by the titular person of the Undersecretary of the Department on the proposal of holding people of superior or executive bodies which depend on the designated.
For each Member, and by the same procedure, shall be appointed a substitute who shall have, at least, rank of Deputy Director general or assimilated.
Article 4. Standing Committee.
1 the Permanent Commission will have the following composition: a) Presidency: the titular person of the SGTI of the Ministry of health, social services and equality.
(b) Vice President: an official of the Department with Deputy Director-General appointed by the President of the Permanent Commission level.
(c) members: act as members representatives from each of TIC units of the Department, which shall be designated by holders persons of organs or management centres to which they belong.
(d) secretariat: belonging to the SGTI of the Ministry of health, social services and equality, an official or an official appointed by the Presidency of the Permanent Commission, with voice but without vote.
(e) technical advice: any of the vowels, on the proposal of the governing body, be able to attend the meetings of the Standing Committee along with people who are experts in the subjects to be dealt with and who possess the status of civil servant, who will perform with voice but without vote.
2 shall be designated by the same persons before mentioned alternate vocals and Deputy Secretary, for cases of absence, illness, vacancy, or situations with just cause.
3. meetings may be in person or electronically through collaboration tools.
Article 5. Functions of the plenary and of the Standing Committee.
1 the full shall perform the following functions: to) Act as an organ of relationship between Department and its affiliated agencies, and the DTIC, to ensure coordination with the criteria and policies defined by this.
(b) promote, implement and monitor, in the area of the Department, the guidelines and monitoring of the guidelines contained in the ICT strategy of the General Administration of the State and its public organizations approved by the Government on the proposal of the ICT strategy Committee.
(c) approve the Action Plan of the Department for the digital progressive transformation, of at least biennial duration, in accordance with article 14.2 of the Royal Decree 806/2014, on September 19, on organisation and operational instruments of the technologies of information and communications in the General Administration of the State and its agencies.
(d) to promote the digitalization of services and procedures of the Department in order to homogenize them, simplifying them, improve their quality and ease of use, as well as the services offered to individuals and companies, optimizing the use of available ICT resources and evaluating on a regular basis the progress of the Action Plan of the Department for digital transformation.
(e) collaborate with the DTIC identification and the common availability of the human, material and financial means that are attached to the Department and its affiliated agencies and which should be used for the start-up operation or maintenance of the media or shared services, proposing to the DTIC shared use of services or systems of information and communications of the Ministry of health resources , Social services and equality or its affiliated agencies.
(f) approve instructions or guidelines for the application of new criteria of organization or operation, the implementation of new procedures or the revision of existing ones in the Department, within the framework of the Action Plan of the Department for digital transformation.
(g) support or collaborate in the implementation of the plans of action for equal opportunities of women and men in the information society in all aspects related to the functions of the Commission.
(h) any other function that is attributed to him by legislation.
2 the Permanent Commission shall have the following functions: to) analyze the functional needs of the units of the Department's management and its affiliated agencies and evaluate the different alternatives of solution proposed by units ICT, identifying opportunities for improvement of efficiency that can bring ICT, applying solutions already developed in the field of public sector, and estimating costs in human and material resources that the associated ICT developments may involve.
(b) have knowledge of all Contracting and procurement proposals related to information technologies and communications and information of the management bodies about their relationship with the proposal of the Action Plan of the Department for digital transformation prior to its referral to the DTIC, in order to make effective the function referred to in earlier and which involve to coordinate sending of information on ICT procurement.
(c) support to ICT units in the assessment of the alignment of your records with the Action Plan of the Department for digital processing, prior to the request for the report to the DTIC.
(d) inform the draft provisions of general character, agreements, collaboration agreements, instructions and circulars of the Department, preparing a report on the opportunity to measure, the costs, the need for human resources and development times that may result from the approval of the project, from the perspective of the use of media and ICT services. This report will be forwarded to the DTIC for their knowledge and assessment.
(e) draw up the proposal of the Action Plan of the Department for digital transformation, from the proposals of the various bodies above and managers, and public bodies of the Ministry of health, social services and equality and as indicated in the strategic ICT Plan approved by the Council of Ministers.
(f) draw up a progress report on the Action Plan of the Department for digital transformation, which pick up the status of the planned measures and carried out engagements, for submission to the plenary with annual periodicity.
(g) keeping an inventory of services or resources of information and communications systems for the processing and transfer to the plenary of proposals of Declaration of services or resource sharing at the level of the General Administration of the State, without prejudice to the competences that correspond to DTIC.
(h) prepare, for approval by the plenary, the instructions or guidelines of organization or operation which may be necessary for the digitalization of services and procedures of the Department in order to homogenize them, simplifying them, and improve their quality and ease of use.
(i) develop, for approval by the plenary, proposals on strategic technological projects for the improvement of services to individuals provided by the Ministry and its affiliated public agencies.
(j) to coordinate the collection, aggregation and incorporation of the information required by the DTIC and ensure the accuracy and completeness of the data corresponding to the Department and its affiliated agencies.
Article 6. Request for information.
The Ministerial Committee on Digital administration of the Ministry of health, social services and equality, for the exercise of their functions, be sought much information deemed accurate of all units, organs and agencies of the Ministry, which will be obliged to provide it, in accordance with the legislation in force.
First additional provision. Schools of development.
The titular person of the Undersecretary of the Department may issue the necessary instructions for the correct performance of this order.
Second additional provision. No increase in public spending.
The operation of the Ministerial Committee on Digital Administration does not imply any increase in public spending and will be staffed with material means and personnel in the Ministry of health, social services and equality.
Sole repeal provision. Repeal legislation.
They are without effect many provisions of equal or lower rank to oppose provisions of this order, and in particular, the order of 9 November 1991 that regulates the Commission of Informatics of the Ministry of health and consumption.
Sole final provision. Entry into force.
This order shall enter into force the day following its publication in the "Official Gazette".
Madrid, 10 September 2015.-the Minister of health, social services and equality, Alfonso Alonso Aranegui.
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