Rules for constituting General Inspectorate Organisation of the Islamic Republic of Iran were passed and ratified in 1982 by the Islamic Consultative Assembly. The scope of the jurisdiction of the General Inspectorate Organisations been so assigned.
A- “Constant controlling and supervising all the ministries, administration, military forces, police, state run institutions and companies, municipalities and the offices associated with them, public notary departments, the institutions whose financial resources totally or partially belong to the government and etc.”
B- “Extra ordinary inspections would be implemented upon the order of the head of the judiciary, or required by the commission of the article 90 of the constitution of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, or requested by a minister or by the highest rank official of any executive organ or also any other instances which the head of the Inspectorate organisation discerns as necessary to be inspected.”
C- “Hearing the complaints and investigating the notifications. Real and legal persons can notify their complaints against the organisations and institutions covered under the section above, to the General Inspectorate Organisation. The notifications and complaints may be relating to the governmental sanctioned orders, regulations, circulars, orders by executive officials or the contingent violated private rights of the complainants.”
The Inspectorate Organisation implements its assigned duties, based upon timely-planned programme through the inspecting corps. The duties and responsibilities of the inspecting corps are:
1 – Examining the institutions and organs in respect to proper conducting of affairs and duties, correct implementation of law, plans and programmes, and considering the range of the development of each of those organs in proportion to the common requirements.
2 – Investigating the behaviour of the head of the organs and that of the relating staff in respect to ethics, faith, morale, knowledge, quality of their proceeds, accuracy, capability and courage, their behaviour in confronting with the people referring to those organs, the extent of their information and speciality in respect to their duties.
3 – Investigating the common and social circumstances in respect to the common morale, economic affairs, agricultural and industrial productions, culture, hygiene, communications, roads, judicial affairs and common needs of the areas being inspected.
After the implementation of inspections in each case, the General Inspectorate Organisation would offer necessary suggestions for removing the inconveniences considered and also prosecute, through legal authorities those who have violated the law and regulations. In case that it is proved that the orders, regulations and circulars are not consistent with the rules made and ratified by the Islamic Consultative Assembly, a copy of the report would be sent to the court of administrative justice for prompt proceedings.