Temporary Transfer of Powers to the Prime Minister to Handle COVID-19 Situation

The Cabinet, during its meeting on 27 April 2021, approved a draft announcement that the powers and duties of all ministers having charge and control of execution of the laws shall be temporarily transferred as powers and duties of the Prime Minister.

The temporary transfer of powers and duties is intended to enable the Prime Minister to handle the COVID-19 situation with greater efficiency and tackle the problem in a timely manner.

The powers and duties involve only those concerning the issues of permission, approval, order, command, or aid in the prevention, remedy, suppression, and withholding in an emergency situation or rehabilitation or provision of assistance to the people. They cover the enforcement of 31 Acts, as follows:

(1) Communicable Diseases Act, B.E. 2558 (2015)

(2) Drugs Act, B.E. 2510 (1967)

(3) National Vaccine Security Act, B.E. 2561 (2018)

(4) Navigation in the Thai Waters Act, B.E. 2456 (1913)

(5) Air Navigation Act, B.E. 2497 (1954)

(6) Development of Digitality for Economy and Society Act, B.E. 2560 (2017)

(7) Emergency Medicine Act, B.E. 2551 (2008)

(8) Cyber Security Maintenance Act, B.E. 2562 (2019)

(9) Public Health Act, B.E. 2535 (1992)

(10) Immigration Act, B.E. 2522 (1979)

(11) Fuel Control Act, B.E. 2542 (1999)

(12) Commodities Control Act, B.E. 2495 (1952)

(13) Arms Control Act, B.E. 2530 (1987)

(14) Medical Devices Act, B.E. 2551 (2008)

(15) Road Traffic Act, B.E. 2522 (1979)

(16) Ministry of Defense Organization Act, B.E. 2551 (2008)

(17) Pathogens and Animal Toxins Act, B.E. 2558 (2015)

(18) Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Act, B.E. 2550 (2007)

(19) Social Security Act, B.E. 2533 (1990)

(20) Vehicle Act, B.E. 2522 (1979)

(21) Military Service Act, B.E. 2497 (1954)

(22) Hazardous Substance Act, B.E. 2535 (1992)

(23) Act on Commission of Offences relating to Computer, B.E. 2550 (2007)

(24) Electronic Transactions Act, B.E. 2544 (2001)

(25) Price of Goods and Services Act, B.E. 2542 (1999)

(26) Place of Entertainment Act, B.E. 2509 (1966)

(27) Medical Facilities Act, B.E. 2541 (1998)

(28) Health Business Establishments Act, B.E. 2559 (2016)

(29) National Health Security Act, B.E. 2545 (2002)

(30) Government Pharmaceutical Organization Act, B.E. 2509 (1966)

(31) Food Act, B.E. 2522 (1979)

 

Source: The Government Public Relations Department

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