The decision to redistribute government agencies among ministers according to the new names has faced criticism, some of which are described as relatively severe. Among the most prominent critics of this decision are the teaching staff of the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training.
For such a decision to be evaluated, we must look at this issue from two angles, the first being in terms of the legal aspect. The decree of transferring dependency from a minister to a minister, in my opinion, came by Law No. (116) of 1992 which authorized the transfer of dependency or supervision stipulated in the law. The organizer of any public authority or institution or independent administration, therefore the decision to transfer the affiliation is legally valid.
As for the other angle, which is the most important one, it relates to the objectivity of that decision, which must be based on objective justifications. For example, I do not agree with the transfer of the Financial Controllers Authority from the Minister of Finance to the Minister of Justice and the Minister of State for Integrity Enhancement Affairs, and this disagreement certainly comes for objective reasons.
First, I did not find any clear relationship between the Financial Controllers Authority and the Minister of State for Integrity Promotion Affairs, such as the clarity of the relationship that is between the Authority and the Minister of Finance.
The other matter is related to the financial control function, as it is originally a financial function is supervised by the Minister of Finance, according to the United Nations Governmental Job Classification (COFOG) approved by the International Monetary Fund, and that function was mentioned in the Government Financial Statistics Manual (GFSM2001) which is adopted by The State of Kuwait, and thus in terms of the function, differs from the function entrusted to the Minister of Justice and the Public Authority for Anti-Corruption (Nazaha). The provisions of Law No. (31) of 1978 regarding the rules for preparing and controlling public budgets and the final account are affirmed that auditing and financial control activities are mandated to regulate them. By the Minister of Finance.
So, did the transfer of the Financial Controllers Authority subordination to the Minister of Justice come in the light of the presence of other similar oversight Authorities in the context of the subject matter, such as the Employment Controllers Sector that follows the Civil Service Bureau and the Government Performance Monitoring Authority
In my opinion, I do not think so, and I hope that there will be a clarification of the objective justifications for such a decision so that the specialists can understand its goals and objectives.