Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia
 
22.10.2018.

Description of Functions of Appointed Officials




Minister of Defence
Milos Vucevic


Minister of Defence
Tel:    +381 11 30 06 311 
Fax:   +381 11 30 06 062 
e-mail: ministar.odbrane@mod.gov.rs

In order to perform the activities of state administration, pursuant to provision of Article 23 of the Law on State Administration, the minister of defence manages the Ministry of Defence, passes legislation and decisions in administrative and other individual matters and decides on other issues from the scope of the work of the Ministry of Defence and reports to the Government and the National Assembly for the work of the Ministry of Defence and the situation in all fields of defence and the Serbian Armed Forces.

In order to perform the affairs of defence and Serbian Armed Forces, in accordance with the provision of Article 14 of the Law on Defence, the minister of defence proposes and implements defence policy and ensures execution of laws and acts of the President of the Republic in the field of defence. While performing his duty, the minister of defence passes: orders, commands, directions, decisions, rules, guidelines, instructions, regulations and other bylaws under the authorities granted by the Law on Serbian Armed Forces and other laws.

For the implementation of acts passed by the President of the Republic, and for passing bylaws upon the authorization of the President of the Republic, the minister of defence passes: orders, commands, guidelines, decisions, rules and other acts and is responsible for their execution.

The regulations in the field of defence and the Serbian Armed Forces are published in the "Official Military Gazette”.

President of the Republic may delegate presidential authorities pertaining to defence stipulated in Article 11 of the Law on Defence to the minister of defence, with the exception of decisions on the use of the Serbian Armed Forces, decisions on appointments, promotions and dismissal of officers that fall under the responsibility of the President of the Republic, in accordance with the law and presidential authorities.
 
 
State Secretary

The authorities of a state secretary are stipulated in Article 24 of the Law on State Administration. A state secretary is an official who assists the minister within competences determined by the minister.

State secretaries are:
  • State Secretary - is authorized to monitor and coordinate tasks that fall within the scope of the Human Resources Sector, Defence Policy Sector, Public Relations Department and the Defence University, as well as the execution of tasks related to the functioning of the Serbian Armed Forces. As for the execution of tasks within the scope of the aforementioned organizational units that fall within his competence, he signs acts by which the materials are submited to the Government for consideration and decision-making, as well as the opinions of the Ministry of Defence on materials submitted by other bodies to the Ministry of Defence for opinion.
     
  • State Secretary  - is authorized to monitor and coordinate activities that fall within the scope of the Budget and Finance Sector, Material Resources Sector, Military Health Department, Fund for Social Insurance of Military Beneficiaries, as well as the execution of tasks related to the functioning of the Ministry of Defence and affairs within the scope of the aforementioned organizational units that fall within his competence, signs acts by which the materials are submited to the Government for consideration and decision-making, as well as the opinions of the Ministry of Defence on materials submitted by other bodies to the Ministry of Defence for opinion.
 A minister cannot authorise the state secretary to pass legislation or to vote in the sessions of the Government.

A state secretary holds a position of an official appointed and dismissed by the Government upon the proposal of the minister and his or her duty ceases at the end of the term of the minister.

Assistant Minister

Authority of an assistant minister is regulated in Article 25 of the Law on State Administration. An assistant minister manages a defined field of work of the ministry for which a sector is established, and he or she is accountable for their work to the minister. An assistant minister is appointed by the Government for a five-year period pursuant to a law regulating the status of civil servants.

Assistant ministers of defence are:

Acting Assistant Minister of Defence Predrag Bandic – manages the Defence Policy Sector;
Assistant Minister of Defence Katarina Tomasevic – manages the Human Resources Sector;
Assistant Minister of Defence Nenad Miloradovic, PhD – manages the Material Resources Sector;
Assistant Minister of Defence Katarina Pavicic – manages the Budget and Finance Sector.

Secretary of the Ministry

Authority of a secretary of the ministry are defined in Article 26 of the Law on State Administration. A secretary of the ministry assists the minister regarding human resources management, financial, IT and other issues and harmonises work of internal organisational units of the ministry, and cooperates with other bodies, and he or she is accountable for his or her work to the minister.

A secretary of the ministry is appointed by the Government for a five-year period upon the proposal of the minister, in accordance with the law regulating the status of civil servants.