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Organizing the Commission
No.: (165)

Date: 28/5/1432 A.H

After the Council of Ministers have perused the conduct of the Court of the Council of Ministers’ Presidency no. (B/ 17363) and dated 13/5/1432 A.H, including a letter from His Excellency, the Head of the Bureau of Experts at the Council of Ministers, the President of the Anti Corruption Commission, No. 1283 dated 12/5/1432 H and attached with the project of establishing the Anti Corruption Commission.

After having perused the Royal order No. A/65 dated 13/4/1432 A.H, on the establishment of the Anti Corruption Commission which stated in the third item that the President of the Anti Corruption Commission and the Head of the Bureau of Experts at the Council of Ministers shall set its Regulation provided that it shall be issued by the Council of Ministers within three months from the date of this order.

After having perused the paragraph (2) of the article (24) of the Regulation of the Council of Ministers issued upon the Royal Decree No. (A/13) dated 3/3/1414 H.

After having perused the report No. (198) dated 12/5/1432 H that was signed by His Excellency, Head of the Bureau of Experts at the Council of Ministers and His Excellency, Head of the Anti Corruption Commission and was arranged in association with that subject.

After having perused the report dated 20/5/1432 H from His Excellency the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Dawah and Guidance, His Excellency the Minister of Justice, His Excellency the Minister of Hajj, His Excellency the Head of the Bureau of Experts at the Council of Ministers, His Excellency the President of the Anti Corruption Commission, implementing the directions from the Council of Ministers in its held session dated 14/5/1432 A.H.

By virtue of the High direction concerning the subject mentioned in the letter No. B/17363 dated 13/5/1432 H from the Council of Ministers.

The council concluded…

Approval of the establishment of the Anti Corruption Commission in the attached form.

Prime-Minister

The Regulation of the Anti Corruption Commission.

Definitions


Article 1:

The following terms and phrases – wherever mentioned in this regulation - have the meanings defined afterwards:
  1. Regulation: Regulation of the Anti Corruption Commission.
  2. Commission: The Anti Corruption Commission.
  3. President: Head of the Commission.
  4. The bodies included within the Commission’s specializations: The state’s public bodies, companies which the state owns a minimum percentage of 25% of their capital.
    The association and the regular center of the Commission
Article 2:
  1. The Commission is directly associated with the King, enjoys legal personality, and complete administrative and financial separation insuring beginning its work impartially, without being influenced upon by any authority and without any intervention by anybody in its work.
  2. The Commission’s Headquarters shall be located in Riyadh City and it is up to it whether to establish its own branches or offices inside the Kingdom as needed.
The Commission’s relation with other authorities
Article 4

The relevant control authorities shall cooperate with the Commission in the field of its work – Concerning any enquiry or procedure - in a way that achieve the integration and conformity of roles in order to implement each of their relevant specializations associated with Protecting Integrity and Combating Corruption.

Article 5:
  1. The relevant control bodies shall provide the Commission with any financial or administrative observation within the specialization of the Commission.
  2. The bodies included within the specializations of the Commission and the contracted private bodies shall provide the Commission with all the documents, information and data it requires related to its acts.
  3. All the bodies included within the specializations of the Commission shall:
    A- Provide the Commission – according to an agreed mechanism- with their accredited projects and contracts, operating and maintenance contracts.
    B- Enabling the Commission’s officials to perform their tasks and providing them with the documents and papers they require or with copies of these documents and papers.
    C- Responding to enquiries and observations of the Commission and notifying it on the procedures implemented towards them within a maximum duration of thirty days from the date of notification.
Presidency of the Commission and its administrative bodies
Article 6

The Commission is to have a president with the rank of a Minister, two deputies with the senior rank who are assigned by a Royal Decree.

Article 7:

The president is to take over the supervision on achieving the goals and implementing the specializations on the Commission, the financial and administrative supervision on the Commission and its staff as well as managing its affairs and he is to have the following authorities:
  1. Supervision on the implementation of the financial and functional regulations of the Commission and directing them to the King to decide whether to accredit them.
  2. Issuance of the administrative regulations and the organizational structure of the Commission.
  3. Representing the Commission before the public and private organizations.
  4. Supervision on implementing the Commission’s project budget and directing it to the King to decide whether to accredit it.
    It is up to the President to delegate some of the authorities mentioned in this article to any of the Commission’s officials.
Article 8:
The administrative machinery of the Commission is to consist of a number of specialized Departments, provided that they include the following Departments:
  1. Protecting Integrity Department
  2. Combating Corruption Department
  3. Projects and Public Affair’s supervision Department
  4. Studies and Researches Department
  5. Financial Disclosure and functional section Department
  6. Censorship, Census and Measurements Department
  7. International Conventions and Organizations Department
  8. Awareness and Education Department
Article 9:

A person who is assigned to any of the jobs within the specialization of the Commission shall be the following– in addition to the conditions defined by the functional regulations referred to in paragraph (1) of Article 7 of this regulation-:
  1. He must be wise, honest, righteous and impartial.
  2. Had not been sentenced by doctrinal punishment or discretionary penalty, convicted of violation of honor or public trust, subjected to disciplinary suspension from Public office, even if he had been pardoned.
  3. Provide Financial Disclosure
  4. He shall not practice any job - neither directly nor indirectly – with or without pay neither in public nor private sectors so long as he is on-the-job at the Commission.
Article 10:
The Commission’s Officials- before exercising their duties - shall swear the following oath before the president:
(I swear to Allah Almighty to perform the duties of my job honestly, Sincerely and devotedly, and not to reveal any information I have known due to working for the Commission, even after Severance).
The functional regulations - referred to in paragraph (1) of Article (7) of this regulation – define the categories of the officials included within this Article.

Article 11:

Except for the president and his two deputies, the Commission’s staff subject to Labor Discipline and National Insurance.

The Commission’s Budget

Article 12:
  1. The Commission shall have a separate budget whose funds are to be deposited into a special account in the name of the Commission at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency. Expenditure from these funds shall be according to the financial regulations provided in paragraph (1) of Article (7) of this regulation.
  2. The fiscal year for the Commission is the same fiscal year of the State.
General Provisions
Article 13

The Commission shall set rules for Protecting Integrity that include mechanisms for granting incentive rewards (financial- incorporeal) for the State public bodies’ staffs and others whose efforts result in the detection of corruption cases or saving funds for the public treasury, and directing these rules to the Kind to decide whether to accredit them.
Article 14:

The president shall implement reports and direct them to the Kind according to the following:
  1. An annual report within (ninety) days at most from the date of the end of the fiscal year that includes the following:
    A- The Commission’s achievements during the previous year, the difficulties it faced and its suggestions on them.
    B- Evaluation on the state of Integrity and Corruption in the Kingdom during the year of the report.
  2. A report on specific matters – as needed.
Article 15:

Regulation of the financial control over the Commission and the implementation of its final account shall be done according to the provisions set forth on the financial regulations referred to in paragraph (1) of Article (7) of this regulation.

Article 16:

The executive regulations for this regulation are to be issued by a Royal Decree by virtue of a consultation from the president.

Article 17:

This Regulation shall come into force on the day following its publication in the Official Gazette.

Commission Statute (French).pdf