As per a statement, the go to enabled the delegation to get much better informed about the powers and roles of each the councils (State Council and Majlis A’Shura), their competences, roles in national choice-creating and know a lot more about their active contribution to the all round improvement of the sultanate.
Dr Saidi stressed that the democratic path in modern Omani political life has been a strategic selection because the starting of the Blessed Renaissance below the smart leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
He addressed the articles attributed to the State Council in the Basic Law of the State, which specify the quantity of its members, the appointment mechanism, the categories from which members are chosen, the circumstances of membership, the inadmissibility of combining them with the membership of the Majlis A’Shura as effectively as the legislative and regulatory powers. In addition, he referred to the council’s divisions, namely the chairman, the bureau, the committees, the secretariat and their respective functions.
Dr Saidi detailed the council’s terms of reference, legislative and supervisory powers and its function in discussing Draft Development Plans and the State Budget, reviewed statistics relating to the council’s activities and achievements in the field of discussion of draft laws.
Sheikh Mahrouqi presented a lecture titled ‘The tasks of Majlis A’Shura’. The lecture addressed the shura procedure of Oman, its improvement stages, the legislative and supervisory powers granted to Majlis A’Shura, which comprise the approval of draft laws referred by the government and proposals of draft laws.
It also touched on the monetary powers that contains discussion of the Draft General Budget and improvement plans, draft financial and social agreements and the Annual Report of the State’s Financial and Administrative Regulatory physique.
The delegation also toured the premises of Council of Oman.
Information Source: Muscat Daily