ABOUT THE MINISTER
The Internal Inspection Department of the Ministry of Justice was conceived and established in the Ministry of Justice pursuant to Paragraph 11 of decree 8, dated 12/11/1383, from the Council of Ministers. According to Article 11 and 14 of the Inspection and Control Law and its charter, the following duties of the Internal Inspection Department are enumerated:
The Internal Inspection Department, as a unit within the Ministry of Justice, operates under direct supervision of the Minister and rank level 1 officials of the Ministry of Justice while simultaneously cooperating with the Control and Inspection (“C & I) Department to inspect financial, economic and professional affairs.
At the time of establishment, the C & I Departments had 17 staff in its organizational structure and Saranpaal Mohammadi Sharifi was the first person to be appointed as the departmental head. This department started its activities with the help of 6 administrative and professional staff and during this initial period, the C & I Department has developed short and long-term plans to carry out its duties in an organized manner.
This department is working collaboratively with Internal Inspection Unit of the President’s Office on a plan, which was approved by the Ministry of Justice, to evaluate 21 provinces in the country. It is worth mentioning that the C & I Department has developed its Terms of Reference consistent with the law, regulations and charter of the C & I Department and has presented it to the relevant authorities for approval.
It is worth mentioning that in May-June of the current year, the administrative and civil services reform process was applied on this department and, based on the approval of the Administrative and Civil Services Reform Commission, three working groups were established. These working groups are comprised of members of the Professional and Technical Board which are 8 rank level 2 members, the System Board comprised of 8 rank level 2 members and the Research and Scrutiny Board consisting of 4 rank level 2 members. In addition to the aforementioned boards, there are administrative sections such as general sub-directorate of correspondence which utilizes 24 administrative staff. It should be noted that of the aforementioned rank levels, 19 out of 24 of these members have been selected through process of open competition set up by Administrative and Civil Services Reform Commission.
It is to be noted that another terms of reference has been developed based on the previous organizational structure and has been sent, after confirmation from Taqnin Department, to the Correspondence Unit of the Office of the Minister for approval by the leadership council of the Ministry.
Also, the Law of the Inspection Department has been mentioned in Official Gazette number 798 of the year 1422 from page 74 to 88. In addition, the mentioned Official Gazette talks about the Regulation of the Inspection Department in pages 211-223. This Official Gazette is available in the Publications Department and relevant committees may use it
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