- Led by the Prime Minister, the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is the highest decision making body in the government with its executive mandate.
- An office of excellence in facilitating the Government to effectively deliver national objectives in pursuit of Gross National Happiness
- Provide sound policy advice and support to the Prime Minister & Cabinet
- Promote a Whole-Of-Government approach to enhance good governance and effective implementation of plans and policies
Departments/Division under OPMC
The Prime Minister’s Aides and Media services are the support team of the prime minister and manage the daily activities undertaken by the Prime Minister.
The section looks after the follow-through and implementation of government decisions, take up assignments, reviews and analysis of reports all geared towards efficient public service, which is at the core of good governance.
The media services manage media and public information related to the prime minister and the government. In addition to information dissemination, the section is responsible for publications and official communications of the prime minister and government.
The oldest unit in the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Cabinet Affairs is responsible for organization and operations of the Lhengye Zhungtshog.
The office submits the agenda for discussion by the Lhengye Zhungtshog, maintains records of decisions and proceedings of the Lhengye Zhungtshog sessions. It also conveys the decisions, and follows up on the implementation.
The division also provides policy advice to the Prime Minister and Lhengye Zhungtshog. It acts as the custodian of all the documents of the Lhengye Zhungtshog and Interim Government by ensuring strict confidentiality and safekeeping.
The Cabinet Affairs also coordinates and ensures timely and smooth implementation of the Committee of Four Coordinating Secretaries (C4CS) decisions.
The Legal Services has the primary mandate of submitting legal vetting and views to the Prime Minister on the agendas of the Lhengye Zhungtshog. It also serves to review MoUs and advises the C4CS.
The unit also serves as a primary support to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet Ministers during Parliament deliberations. Other core mandates of the unit include functions of Legislative Impact Assessment, where policies prior to translation to legislative texts/Bills are subjected to rigorous policy, cost and legal scrutiny to ensure efficient legislation. The Unit liaises with agencies to ensure strict compliance to LIA protocols.
Public Service Delivery (PSD) is a key initiative of the government to strengthen delivery of public services through ICT.
It began as the G2C Initiative project in 2010. The G2C Project Office (2010-2013) studied and reviewed core public services offered by Ministries and Autonomous agencies. The inventory of the services served as the basis for automation efforts, resulting in taking more than hundred services onto the technology platforms.
The division initiates reform activities towards streamlining public service delivery. It guided by the primary objectives to reduce the turnaround time for service delivery, enhancing accessibility and strengthening accountability.
Ensuring the smooth sail of the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Administration and Finance Division is the at core of all operations. It comprises the personnel administration, finance, general administration, procurement, HR and the IT sections.
The AFD looks after the planning and development of Human Resources for the entire office, and ensures financial management and related accounting matters. It also looks after the procurement and tendering of the office equipment, and supplies for the office.
The Strategic Planning Division is mandated to develop medium and long-term plans to guide socio-economic policies. It also includes setting macroeconomic priorities and targets.
The key mandates include recasting the Royal Visions and people’s aspirations into actionable goals, providing strategic planning and direction setting, determining resource requirements and allocations, coordinating centrally planned programs, and conducting macroeconomic foresight and analysis.
It is also the focal agency for the reporting and implementation of international commitments such as Sustainable Development Goals, Least Developed Countries, and Least Landlocked Countries.
National Policy Coordination Division is responsible for harmonising all national policies and ensuring effective implementation towards attaining the national medium and long-term socio-economic development goals.
Its mandate includes policy formulation and coordination, monitoring policy implementation, reviews and consolidation where required, identifying and resolving inter-agency coordination and implementation issues, and issuing regular policy briefs on emerging issues.
The Strategic Evaluation Division (SED) is a central coordinating agency for any evaluation at the national level.
The mandate for evaluation is derived from several important documents, such as Constitution, Acts, Restructuring report, and other official documents.
The SED is responsible for impact evaluation of key national programs & policies, strengthening plan performance evaluation and assessments, annual progress report of plans and programs, and Regulatory Performance Assessment & Monitoring.
In particular, the SED supports the Chairperson of the C4CS to identify policies and programs for evaluation, and reviews evaluation reports for submission to the Cabinet. It also supports the Chairperson of the economic and social cluster to evaluate the outcome and impacts of their policies, plans and programs.