The Bureau of Administrative Inspection and Control came into existence in 1992 with the approval of Statute No. (55) for the year 1992 in order to develop the administrative procedures and performance of the Governmental ministries and departments.
The Main Objectives and Missions of the Bureau are as follows:
1. To ensure that the ministries and departments of the Government comply with instructions, administrative decisions and directives issued by the Prime Minister, or taken by any other responsible Governmental bodies according to rules and regulations.
2. To make sure that the ministries and departments of the Government were able to accomplish their plans and administrative programmes.
3. To study and analyse the administrative procedures in the ministries and departments of the Government and pinpoint the weaknesses and gaps of those procedures; and to suggest the ways to improve and simplify them in order to ensure administrative excellence in the performance of those departments.
4. To monitor overtime in the departments of the Governments; and to make sure that overtime is needed and that overtime payments are given to the right persons according to rules and regulations.
5. To make sure that departments of the Government were able to accomplish their plans in training their employees; and to make sure also that those departments have the right kind of employees with the right qualifications in the right places.
6. To study any case or report referred to the bureau by the Prime Minister or any Ministers, including investigating any case of mismanagement by any public servant.
7. To make sure that internal audit units in the Government departments are capable of achieving their objectives effectively and efficiently.
In order to accomplish those duties and responsibilities, the Bureau conducts studies, investigations, auditing, and field visits or what is known as “committees of inspection and control”; and it also receives complaints from the public.
All reports and recommendations of the Bureau are forwarded to the Prime Minister in order to take the proper action on them.
The Council of Inspection and Control consists of:
o The President of the BAIC
o The Secretary General of the BAIC
o The Secretary General of the Civil Service Commission
o The Secretary General of the Audit Bureau
o The Director General of the Institute of Public Administration
o One of the councils in the Bureau of legislations.
The Council of Inspection and Control acts like a Board of Directors for the Bureau where it sets the guidelines for the performance of the Bureau through approving its budget and setting its annual plan.
The Bureau consists of six departments:
First, Department of Administrative and Financial Affairs: This department is concerned with the administrative and financial responsibilities in the Bureau.
Second, Department of Legal Affairs: This department is concerned with collecting the rules and regulations as well as the acts and instructions which are related to the ministries, departments and the decisions of the Cabinet, as well as the instructions of the Prime Minister. This department shoulders also the legal studies and advice to the Bureau and participate in the control and inspection committees as well as studying the procedures which are seen against the rules and regulations and amending what needs to be amended.
Third, Department of Development, Study and Follow up: This department is concerned with collecting the information and data which are related to the organisational charts of the departments and the description as well as the classification related to them. Furthermore, this department offers a distinguished system of information on the various governmental departments and their staff. Moreover, it offers all the studies and research for the Bureau of Administrative Inspection and Control such as studying the procedures which control the work of the Governmental departments and offering the suggestions to alleviate its efficiency. This department contributes in preparing the annual report about the work of the Bureau. It prepares the brochures which clarifies the work, mission and the duties of the Bureau.
The above mentioned three departments are considered supportive departments.
On the other hand, however, the burden of inspection and control lies on the shoulders of the other three departments which are:
Fourth, Department of Economy and Money sector: This department is concerned with controlling and inspecting the governmental departments within the economic and money sector.
Fifth, Department of Services sector: This department is concerned with inspecting and controlling the governmental departments which are within the service sector.
Sixth, Department of Human Resources sector: This department is concerned with controlling and inspecting the work of governmental departments within the field of directing the human resources.