4. THE OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE JUDICIAL BUDGET
- Legal Basis
The Office of the Administration of the Judicial Budget (the
Office) has been set up in accordance with Law no. 8363, date 1.07.1998 "On the
Creation of the Office of the Administration of the Judicial Budget"
The Office responds directly to a board of judges. The composition, election procedure
and competencies of such board are specified in paragraph 3.1.
From an organisational point of view, the hierarchical line that starts from the Office
ends with the Board. Nevertheless, it is plausible to maintain that further up the
hierarchy, the Office responds to the Judicial Conference since this is where the board
members are elected
- Mission and Functions of the Office
The Office is an independent juridical
person created to effectively manage the budgetary funds allocated to the judiciary as
well as other funds provided by domestic or international donors.
The functions performed by the Office are three folded:
- planning of needs for funding and the consequent splitting up of the budgetary funds for
each and every court in the country;
- management of the extra funds provided in the form of donations in accordance
with the perceived needs and priorities;
- continuous control of the use of judicial funds by recipients.
- Management of the Office
The Office is an independent state agency. A Board
and a Director carry out its management.
- The Board of the Office - The activity of the Board is exercised in virtue of
articles 6-10 of the Law no. 8363, dt. 1.7.1998.
The Board is composed of 9 members:
the President of the Supreme Court, one member of the Supreme Court elected by the meeting
of all the members of this court, two Presidents of Courts of Appeals elected by the
meeting of all the presidents of courts of appeals, four presidents of district courts
elected by the joint meeting of all the presidents of the district courts and one
representative of the Ministry of Justice. The President of the Supreme Court is the
chairman of the board. The deputy chairman is elected from the ranks of its members. The
mandate of all the members of the board (except for the President of the Supreme Court) is
two years with the right for re-election.
The Board of the Office has the following powers:
- approves the draft budget presented by the Office for each court;
- approves the transfer of the budgetary funds;
- appoints and dismisses the Director of the Office;
- defines the structure of the Office, the number of its staff and the criteria to be met
by each candidate;
- approves the internal rules of the Office.
- The Director - The Director of the Office exercises his/her activity in virtue of
article 11 of the Law no. 8363, dt, 1.7.1998 and the decisions of the Board. The director
is nominated by the Board of the Office through secret ballot and upon the simple majority
of votes, out of a pool of candidates.
The Director is responsible for the adequate
functioning of the Office and the accomplishment of its tasks.
The Director represents the Office in front of all government agencies, public
institutions as well as third parties.
The Director proposes to the Board short and long term policies and economic projects
on the current and perspective development of the judiciary.
The Director may present to the Board reports, materials and studies related to the
mission of the Office.
Director of the Office is Mr. Neshat Mazaj and he can be reached at the following phone
numbers: 042/48666 or 042/48645.
- Organisational Structure of the Office
The organisational structure of the
Office is approved by the Board as envisaged in the Law no. 8363. The Office is composed
of four sectors. Their organisation, functioning and duties are defined in the internal
rules. Find below the organisational scheme of the Office:
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