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Powers and Functions

Powers and Functions of the Minister. The Minister of Social Services and Development shall be vested with the following powers and functions:

(a) Recommend to the Bangsamoro Cabinet policies and programs related to Social Services and Development;

(b) Administer the Ministry in accordance with law, relevant executive orders, and regulations issued by the Chief Minister;

(c) Manage the implementation of the Ministry’s programs, projects, and activities;

(d) Establish policies and standards for the operation of the Ministry pursuant to the approved programs of the Bangsamoro Government;

(e) Promulgate rules and regulations necessary to carry out Ministry’s objectives, policies, functions, plans, programs, and projects;

(f) Promulgate administrative issuances necessary for the efficient administration of the Ministry, and for the proper execution of the laws relative thereto. These issuances shall not prescribe penalties for their violation, except when expressly authorized by law;

(g) Exercise disciplinary powers over officers and employees under the Ministry in accordance with the law enacted by the Bangsamoro Parliament, including their investigation and the designation of a committee or officer to conduct such investigation;

(h) Appoint all officers and employees of the Ministry except those whose appointments are specifically vested in the Chief Minister or in some other appointing authority;

(i) Exercise jurisdiction over all bureaus, offices, agencies, and corporations under the Ministry as provided by law, and in accordance with the applicable relationships;

(j) Delegate authority to officers and employees under the Minister’s direction in accordance with this Code; and

(k) Perform such other functions as may be provided by law.