Office of the Seimas

1. The Office of the Seimas shall ensure the activities of the Seimas and resolve Seimas Members’ household issues. The Office of the Seimas shall function in compliance with the regulations approved by the Board of the Seimas.

2. The Office of the Seimas shall be a State agency. It shall have the rights of a legal person, settlement account with the bank, seal with the State Emblem of Lithuania.

3. The Office of the Seimas shall, in a manner prescribed by law, manage, use and dispose of the state property in trust.

4. The Office of the Seimas shall be headed by the Secretary General of the Seimas.

5. In its activities, the Office of the Seimas shall observe the Constitution, laws and other legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania.

(Article 79, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Statute)

Address: Gedimino ave. 53, LT-01109 Vilnius, Lithuania.
Office Telephone: +370 5 2396060, e-mail: priim@lrs.lt

 

Secretary General of the Seimas

1. The Secretary General of the Seimas shall be a civil servant - head of the institution who shall be responsible and accountable to the Seimas and the Board of the Seimas.

2. The Secretary General of the Seimas shall be the head of the Office of the Seimas. The Secretary General of the Seimas shall, in the manner prescribed by law, be appointed to office for the period of 5 years, and dismissed from office by the Seimas on the recommendation of the Speaker of the Seimas.

3. A Seimas member may not be Secretary General of the Seimas.

4. The position of Secretary General of the Seimas shall be incompatible with participation in the activities of political parties or political organisations.

5. The Secretary General of the Seimas shall:

1) supervise the drafting of documents of the Seimas and the Board of the Seimas;

2) supervise the consideration of issues, inquiries and interpellations submitted to the Government members and heads of other State institutions and furnish related information to Seimas Members;

3) consider the issues raised by the Seimas Members concerning the functioning of the Office of the Seimas; ensure the implementation of the decisions of the Board of the Seimas;

4) ensure the preparation of a draft work programme of a session, draft agendas for week- and day-long sittings, draft agendas of the Assembly of Elders and the material related to all the issues subject to consideration, which are prepared by the Speaker of the Seimas and his Deputies;

5) endorse official documents prior to their being submitted to the Speaker of the Seimas for signing and, within the limits of his competence, sign official documents;

6) be responsible for the use and keeping of the Seimas Seals bearing the State Emblem;

7) regularly submit to the Seimas summarised data concerning proposals, wishes and letters addressed by voters to the Seimas;

8) together with the representatives of the parliamentary groups, arrange the seats in the chamber for the members of the parliamentary groups and for those members of the Seimas who do not belong to any parliamentary group and allocate premises for meetings of the parliamentary groups;

9) in the manner prescribed by law, appoint to office and dismiss civil servants of the Office of the Seimas;

10) approve regulations, job rules, workers’ job descriptions and instructions for clerical work of the divisions of the Office of the Seimas;

11) carry out the functions of the manager of budgetary appropriations for the Office of the Seimas;

12) carry out other functions laid down in this Statute and the Regulations of the Office of the Seimas.

 

(Article 31, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Statute)