The Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus
The Administration of the President provides organizational, informational, expert and analytical and legal support for the President's activities.
The Administration of the President prepares and submits to the Head of State draft resolutions, materials for the annual addresses of the Head of State to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, materials on the observation of human rights and freedoms of man and citizen, on citizenship, pardon, exemption from criminal responsibility in cases defined by legislation.
The Administration of the President acts as a channel of communication between the President and the legislative, executive and judicial authorities, local self-governments, public and religious organizations (associations) and other social and political institutions, and with mass media.
The functions of the Administration of the President also include a regular analysis and forecasting of the social and economic situation in the country; development of proposals for improving the domestic policy that covers youth affairs, information policy, interaction with diasporas and religious communities, education, science, health, demography, culture and sports. The Administration of the President also coordinates and analyzes the effectiveness of ideological work in the country, studies public opinion, examines the social and political situation in the regions and offers forecasts.
The Administration of the President is entrusted with maintaining the personnel register of the Head of State, coordinating appointments and dismissals within their scope of authority.
Members of the Administration of the President meet with citizens, analyze and oversee the treatment of appeals and complaints, identify the most burning problems in the society, submit reports to the President on the number and nature of appeals, decisions taken on them, and proposals for eliminating identified problems.
The Administration of the President prepares handles honors and awards paperwork.
The Head of the Administration of the President has deputies, including the first deputy head.
The Head of the Administration of the President is a member of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus and its Presidium. This position implies general management of the Administration of the President and personal responsibility for the performance of the tasks and functions assigned to the Administration. The Head of the Administration of the President issues executive orders regarding the Administration’s activities, prepares proposals to the President regarding fundamental issues of domestic and foreign policy, represents the Administration of the President in relations with domestic, foreign and international organizations, holds reception hours for the public, and exercises other powers enshrined in the legislation.
Heads of the departments of the Administration of the President supervise the operation of corresponding departments and are personally responsible for the fulfillment of various instructions and tasks. They submit the documents they have drafted to the senior officials of the Administration of the President, hold meetings with representatives of state administration bodies and other public organizations to discuss topics they are in charge of, monitor the implementation of resolutions and instructions of the President and the Head of the Administration of the President, and also meet with citizens.
The structure of the Administration of the President also includes aides to the President – oblast inspectors and an inspector for the city of Minsk, inspectors in charge of the financial and credit system. Aides to the President supervise the fulfillment of instructions of the Head of State depending on their purview.