By-laws of the Cadet Force and Information Centre
[22 December 2015]
Issued pursuant to
I. General Provisions
1. The Cadet Force and Information Centre (hereinafter - the Centre) is an institution of direct administration under subordination of the Minister for Defence. The Minister for Defence shall implement subordination of the Centre through the Ministry of Defence.
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2. The activities of the Centre are aimed at promoting the selection opportunities of professional service soldiers and public awareness in the field of national defence.
II. Functions, Tasks and Rights of the Centre
3. The Centre shall have the following functions:
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3.2. to educate youth in the field of national defence;
3.3. to promote civic consciousness and patriotism in youth;
3.4. to provide the public with the necessary information resources on national defence;
3.5. to cooperate with non-governmental organisations in the field of national defence;
3.6. to promote public awareness of the participation of Latvia in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation;
3.7. to prepare audiovisual materials on national security and defence in accordance with the guidelines of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation for the production of audiovisual resources.
4. In order to ensure the fulfilment of the functions, the Centre shall perform the following tasks:
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4.2. organise and ensure the training of youth in the field of national defence;
4.3. in collaboration with local governments, organise informative and educational activities and other activities involving young people from social groups at risk;
4.4. publish the military magazine "Tēvijas Sargs";
4.5. prepare photo materials and audiovisual materials on national security and defence for publication and transmission in the media;
4.6. prepare methodological and information materials and textbooks in the field of national defence for publication, as well as by an order placed by the Ministry of Defence or the National Armed Forces, coordinate and prepare for issuance publications which have not been granted the status of official secret or to which restricted access has not been determined (e.g. forms, weapons registers);
4.7. create and maintain a database of videos and photos in the field of national defence;
4.8. provide information services to State and local government institutions and private individuals;
4.9. collaborate with foreign and international institutions in preparing audiovisual materials in the field of national security and defence in accordance with the guidelines of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation for the production of audiovisual resources;
4.10. plan the funding necessary for the operation of the Centre and submit proposals about it to the Ministry of Defence; provide review of effective and proper implementation of the funds allocated from the State basic budget;
4.11. provide reviews and reports to the Ministry of Defence on the performance of tasks entrusted to the Centre;
4.12. provide training and in-service training to the employees of the Centre and perform other staff training functions prescribed in laws and regulations;
4.13. within its competence, make proposals for the issuance of new laws and regulations or amendments to the existing laws and regulations, and also prepare opinions on draft laws and regulations;
4.14. plan and carry out public procurement in accordance with the allotted funds;
4.15. perform other tasks laid down in the laws and regulations.
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5. The Centre shall have the following rights:
5.1. in the cases laid down in external laws and regulations, to request and receive free of charge information necessary for the performance of the functions and tasks of the Centre from State and local government authorities as well as from private individuals;
5.2. ensuring the performance of its functions, to act with the State budget funds allocated for this purpose;
5.3. to create territorial units;
5.4. to create groups of experts, advisory councils and task forces, as well as to develop projects for performing tasks within the competence of the Centre;
5.5. to provide paid services in accordance with legal acts regulating the procedures by which authorities financed from the State budget can provide paid services;
5.6. deliver for use royalty-free photographic materials to which the Centre has relevant property rights.
III. Administration of the Centre
6. The Centre shall be managed by the Director of the Centre. The Director of the Centre shall carry out the functions of the manager of an institution of direct administration laid down in the State Administration Structure Law. The Director of the Centre shall be appointed and removed from the office by the Minister for Defence.
7. The Director of the Centre may have Deputy Directors.
IV. Ensuring the Rule of Law of Operation of the Centre and Reviews of Operation of the Centre
8. The rule of law of operation of the Centre shall be ensured by the Director of the Centre. The Director of the Centre shall be responsible for the creation and operation of the system for verification of administrative decisions.
9. The administrative acts and actual action of the Centre officials may be contested by submitting a relevant submission to the Director of the Centre. The administrative acts and actual actions of the Director of the Centre may be contested to the Ministry of Defence. The decision taken by the Ministry of Defence may be appealed to a court.
10. The Director of the Centre shall, not less than once a year, provide a report to the Minister for Defence on the implementation of sectoral policy, the performance of the functions of the Centre and the implementation of budget resources, as well as prepare an annual public report on the implementation of sectoral policy in accordance with the procedures laid down in the laws and regulations.
V. Closing Provisions
11. To declare null and void:
11.1. Cabinet Regulation No. 529 of 8 June 2004, By-laws of the Youth Guard Centre (Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2004, No. 94);
11.2. Cabinet Regulation No. 575 of 2 August 2005, By-laws of the State Agency "Tēvijas sargs" (Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2005, No. 122; 2008, No. 161).
12. This Regulation shall come into force on 1 January 2010.
Prime Minister V. Dombrovskis
Minister for Defence I. V. Lieģis
Translation © 2017 Valsts valodas centrs (State Language Centre)