Iranian parliament bans merger of ministries
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 16/ Trend G.Mehdi/
The Iranian parliament (Majlis) on Sunday voted for banning any kind of merging ministries and their subsidiaries by the administration, the Fars News agency reported.
On December 2, the Iranian administration decided to establish the ministry of infrastructure affairs through merging the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, and another ministry.
Earlier, the Iranian government decided to merge the Oil Ministry with the Energy Ministry, while Labor Ministry is combined with the Welfare and Social Security Ministry.
According to the Fifth Five-Year Development Plan (2010-2015), the Iranian government is obliged to reduce its ministries from 21 to 17 to improve the efficiency of state administration.
Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said that the merger of the Ministry of Roads and Development with the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology is not to the benefit of the country at the present time.