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Law for the Administration
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Art. 29. (1) The regional governor shall be a one-man body of the executive power in the region, on-the-spot carrying through the state governing and providing compliance between the national and the local interests in conducting the regional policy.
(2) In carrying through his activity the regional governor shall be supported by deputy regional governors and by a regional administration.

(3) The staff of the political cabinets of the deputy prime Ministers, as well as the number and the kind of the positions of the officials at the political cabinets shall be determined by the Structural regulations of the Council of Ministers and its administration.
(4) The activity of the political cabinets of the prime Minister and the ministers shall be supported by advisers on certain issues, who may not perform managing functions, by experts and technical assistants.
(5) The chief of the cabinet, the parliamentary secretary, the spokesman, the advisers and the experts under par. 4, the technical assistants as well as the officials under par. 3 shall be appointed under labour contracts by the respective bodies under Art. 27, para 1.
(6) The legal relations with the persons under par. 5, as well as with the chief of the unit or the expert for public relations shall be terminated at assessment of the respective body of the executive power or with the termination of its authority.
(7) The body of the executive power may assign to the chief of the cabinet separate authorities on the legal labour relations of the members, advisers, experts and technical assistants at the political cabinet, exempt from the appointment and the termination of the legal relation, as well as the imposition of disciplinary penalties.
Art. 29. (1) The regional governor shall be a one-man body of the executive power in the region, on-the-spot carrying through the state governing and providing compliance between the national and the local interests in conducting the regional policy.
(2) In carrying through his activity the regional governor shall be supported by deputy regional governors and by a regional administration.
(3) The regional governor shall be determined by a decision of the Council of Ministers.
(4) (announced unconstitutional regarding the words "The regional governor and" with DCC No 2 of 1990 – SG 8/99; amend. SG 99/01) The deputy regional governors shall be appointed by the Prime Minister.
(5) (revoked – SG 99/01).
Art. 30. (1) The regional governor shall determine the powers and sphere of the deputy regional governors.
(2) In the absence of the regional governor he shall be substituted by a deputy regional governor determined by the regional governor by a written order.
Art. 31. (1) (prev. Art. 31 – SG 99/01) The regional governor shall:
1. Conduct the state policy in the regional, co-ordinate the activity of the bodies of the executive power and of their administrations on the territory of the regional and their interaction with the local power;
2. Provide the compliance between the national and the local interests, organise the drafting and implementation of regional strategies and programs for regional development, carry out interaction with the bodies of the local self-rule and the local administration;
3. Be responsible for the preservation and protection of the state property on the territory of the regional;
4. Guarantee the observance of lawfulness on the territory of the regional and exercised administrative control in connection with the implementation of the administrative acts;
5. Exercise control concerning the legality of the acts and the activity of the bodies of the local self-rule and the local administration;
6. (new - SG 24/06) accomplish connection with the territorial units of the central administration of the executive power on the territory of the region and control the implementation of the acts and the actions of their heads;
7. (new - SG 24/06) coordinate and control the activity of the territorial units of the ministries and of the other administrative structures, which carry out administrative service on the territory of the region, regardless of their hierarchical subordination;
8. (prev. text of par. 6 – SG 24/06) coordinate and monitor the implementation of the acts and activity of the heads of the territorial units of the central administration of the executive power on the territory of the region;
9. (prev. text of par. 7 – SG 24/06; amend. SG 102/06; amend. – SG 35/09, in force from 12.05.2009) organise and manage the activities of the protection of the population, the cultural and the material valuables, the environment in case of disasters in the region;
10. (new – SG 19/05, prev. text of par. 8 – SG 24/06) chair the council for security and management at crises;
11. (prev. text of par. 8 – SG 19/05, prev. text of par. 9 – SG 24/06) carry out the international contacts of the regional on a regional level.
(2) (new – SG 99/01) The chiefs of territorial units of the central administration of the executive power on the territory of the region, the mayors and the chairpersons of the municipal councils shall concede to the regional governor the information and the documents required by him in connection with the exercising of his powers of para 1, unless they are constituting state or office secret.
Art. 32. (1) The regional governor shall issue orders within the boundaries of the powers granted to him.
(2) (amend. - SG 69/06) The regional governor may contest illegal acts of the municipal councils by the order of the Law for the local government and the local administration. He can suspend illegal acts of the mayors of municipalities within a 14-days term their receipt or from being approached.
(3) (amend. - SG 30/06, in force from 12.07.2006) The orders of the regional governor under para 1 and para 2 can be appealed before the respective administrative court.
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Structural Regulation of the Regional Administrations
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Art. 7. (amend. – SG 52/07, in force from 29.06.2007) (1) The regional governor shall:
1. conduct the state policy in the region, coordinate the work of the work of the bodies of the executive power and of their administrations on the territory of the region and their interaction with the local government;
2. ensure compliance between the national and the local interests, organise the development and the implementation of regional plans, strategies and programmes for regional development, accomplish interaction with the bodies of the local government and the local administration;
3. be responsible for the preservation and the protection of the state properties on the territory of the region;
4. exercise control over the lawfulness of the acts and the actions of the bodies of local government and the local administration;
a) exercise control with regards to lawfulness of the acts of the municipal councils, unless otherwise provided for in a law; he may bring the unlawful acts back for new consideration by the municipal council or to dispute them before the respective administrative court;
b) may revoke unlawful acts of mayors of municipalities, unless otherwise provided for in a law, in 14-days term from the receipt thereof or from being approached.
5. ensure the observing of the law on the territory of the region and implement administrative control over the implementation of the administrative acts;
6. accomplish connection with the territorial units of the central administration of the executive power on the territory of the region;
7. coordinate and control the fulfilment of the acts and the activities of the chiefs of territorial units of the central administration of the executive power on the territory of the region;
8. coordinate and control the activity of the territorial units of the ministries and of the other administrative structures, which carry out administrative service on the territory of the region, regardless of their hierarchical subordination;
9. conduct the information strategy and policy which, observing the provisions of the Constitution and the laws guarantee openness and accessibility of the activity of the administration managed by him;
10. organise the working out of the regional development strategy;
11. present the draft of the regional development strategy for discussion and coordination to the area council for development and for approval by the regional council for development;
12. manage the planning and the preparation of the defence administrative territorial unit and organize defence - mobilisation preparation of the population;
13. organize and manage the management at crises in the region and be responsible for the observing of the public order;
14. organize and manage the activities related to population protection, the cultural and material valuables and the environment in the event of disasters.
15. perform the powers as per Art. 7a of the Ordinance for the border-crossing checkpoints (SG 54/02);
16. approve the regional transport schemes;
17. realize international contacts on district and regional level;
18. make proposals for including of certain issues in the operational working programme of the Council of Ministers through a deputy Prime Minister or a minister;
19. approve the payroll list and the job description of the chief secretary;
20. be responsible for the financial management and control in all programmes, activities and proceedings, directed by him/her, observing the principles of lawfulness, food financial management and transparency;
21. issue penal decrees for imposing administrative penalties in the cases provided for by a law or other normative act;
22. perform powers of a body appointing civil servants under the Law for the Civil Servant and powers of employer in the employment legal relations under the Labour Code;
23. send to field trips with an order the employees and those working with employment contract in the regional administration in the country and abroad;
24. approve the design of the seal of the regional governor which shall be with circular form as well as stamps for official purposes;
25. also perform other powers assigned with a law or with an act of the Council of Ministers.
(2) The regional governor shall issue orders within the limits of his powers.
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