20 June 2013

Extraordinary Meeting of the Timor Leste Council of Ministers June 14, 2013

ETLJB 20 June 2013 - The Government met extraordinarily on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Noble Hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Díli and approved:

1. Government Resolution approving the creation of an Provisional Committee to Analyze the Weapons Acquisition Process of the National Police of Timor-Leste to the Indonesian Company PT PINDAD (PERSERO)

The establishment of the Provisional Committee aims to ensure the maintenance of the objectives of the Strategic Development Plan (SDP) 2011-2030, according to which the establishment of a professional police, guided by principles of good governance and institutional transparency, is essential for the development of the security sector.

This measure has been taken following the suggestion by the National Parliament to His Excellency the Prime Minister that a commission to investigate the weapons acquisition process for the PNTL should be created.

2. Decree-Law establishing the Extraordinary period for the PNTL Command

Since the transitional period of the promotion scheme of the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) has been completed, the Government now considers it appropriate for the institution to maintain its current overall command structure to develop a hierarchy based on established posts with the objective of maintaining a cohesive and structured police force to effectively ensure the wellbeing of the population.

This extraordinary period for the PNTL command ends on March 27, 2015.

3. Decree-Law establishing the creation of the Monitoring Committee, Audit and Supervision of PNTL

With the end of the transitional period, and the consequent end of the Commission's Monitoring Process Promotions (CAPP), it has become necessary to establish a new Commission in the Ministry responsible for internal security.

In 2009, the IV Constitutional Government created the CAPP in PNTL to help the institution to implement promotions and help in addressing challenges that arose. With the end of CAPP it is necessary to establish of the Commission for Monitoring, Control and Supervision of the PNTL on a permanent basis to continue the coordinated development of the institution.

4. Fiscal Package for the 2014 State Budget

The Government has approved the expenditure ceilings (Fiscal Package) for the preparation of the State Budget of the financial year 2014.

The Fiscal Package for next year was by determined taking into account four key factors: the Strategic Development Plan (SDP) and the Government Programme, Budget execution, Inflation, and Fiscal Sustainability. The preparation of the State Budget for 2014 will follow the intent of the V Constitutional Government, written in the SDP, of developing human resources and infrastructure, strengthening institutions and fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals and the New Deal. Source: Presidency of the Council of Ministers V Constitutional Government Press Release 14 June 2013. Edited by Warren L. Wright

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