Federal Ministry for Post and Telecommunications
The Federal Ministry for Post and Telecommunications was established in 1949 under the name Federal Ministry for Telecommunications Affairs and on April 1, 1950, it was renamed the Federal Ministry for Post and Telecommunications . In the following it was usually referred to briefly as the Federal Post Office ; Post-internally, the abbreviation BPM was common. From 1954 to 1988, the headquarters of the Ministry was housed in the building of the Federal Ministry for Post and Telecommunications in Bonn before moving into a new building. In 1989, as part of the first stage of the postal reform, the name was changed to the Federal Ministry of Post and Telecommunications ( BMPT for short ). As a result of the privatization of the postal and telecommunications services, it was dissolved on December 31, 1997.
The BMPT performed sovereign and political tasks in the field of postal and telecommunications. It was divided into four departments, the management staff and an organizational unit for international relations . The departments had the following names:
- (1/2) Policy Department, Policy, Strategy and Objectives, Competition Control, Regulation;
- (3) approvals; Permits; Radio frequency matters; Standardization;
- (4) Central Department.
The subordinate higher federal authorities belonged to the business area of the BMPT:
- Federal Agency for Post and Telecommunications Deutsche Bundespost based in Bonn
- Federal Office for Approvals in Telecommunications (BZT) in Saarbrücken
- Federal Office for Post and Telecommunications (BAPT) with headquarters in Mainz.
With its resolution on 31 December 1997, the remaining sovereign functions were effective on January 1, 1998 to the Federal Ministry of Finance (B. publication of such. Postwertzeichen = stamps , vote in respect of the shares of stock and composition of the supervisory board seats in public companies ) and the Federal Ministry of Economics (e.g. representation of German interests at the European Union, international frequency matters). Tasks for the staff of the former Deutsche Bundespost were assigned to the Federal Telecommunications and Post Office, including in particular the self-help facilities of the former Deutsche Bundespost (e.g. post office health insurance fund, the recreation center of the Deutsche Bundespost or post office clothing fund) and the Post and Telecommunications Accident Insurance Fund (tasks according to SGB 7 ). The no longer sovereign part of the BMPT and the Federal Office for Post and Telecommunications were merged to form the regulatory authority for telecommunications and post , which continues today as the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railways .
The ministry was the highest authority in the area of the German Federal Post Office. He was directly subordinate to the Oberpostdirektion and the other central intermediate authorities ( Central Post Office , Central Telecommunications Office , Social Office of the German Federal Post Office , etc.) of the Federal Post Office.
Until its dissolution, it also supervised the Bundesdruckerei . This was then carried out by the Federal Ministry of Finance.
Federal Minister 1949 to 1997
In the first cabinet under Willy Brandt , the post and transport ministries were initially headed by Georg Leber . When he became Federal Minister of Defense in 1972 , he handed over his previous ministries to the then Federal Minister for Urban Development and Housing Lauritz Lauritzen , who thus headed three departments in personal union. In the successor cabinet, responsibilities were changed again and the Post and Federal Ministry for Research and Technology were headed by Minister Horst Ehmke . After the resignation of Chancellor Brandt as a result of the Guillaume affair , the Ministry of Post and Transport were headed by Minister Kurt Gscheidle . After the federal election in 1980 , Gscheidle took over the post department.
|No.||Surname||Life dates||Political party||Beginning of the term of office||Term expires||Cabinets|
|Federal Minister for Telecommunications Affairs|
|1||Hans Schuberth||1897-1976||CSU||September 20, 1949||April 1, 1950||Adenauer I.|
|Federal Minister for Post and Telecommunications|
|1||Hans Schuberth||1897-1976||CSU||April 1, 1950||December 9, 1953||
|2||Siegfried Balke||1902-1984||CSU (from 1954)||December 10, 1953||October 16, 1956||Adenauer II|
|3||Ernst Lemmer||1898-1970||CDU||November 15, 1956||October 29, 1957||Adenauer II|
|4th||Richard Stücklen||1916-2002||CSU||October 29, 1957||November 30, 1966||
|5||Werner Dollinger||1918-2008||CSU||1st December 1966||October 21, 1969||Kiesinger|
|6th||Georg Leber||1920-2012||SPD||October 22, 1969||July 7, 1972||Brandt I.|
|7th||Lauritz Lauritzen||1910-1980||SPD||July 7, 1972||December 15, 1972||Brandt I.|
|8th||Horst Ehmke||1927-2017||SPD||December 15, 1972||May 16, 1974||Brandt II|
|9||Kurt Gscheidle||1924-2003||SPD||May 16, 1974||April 28, 1982||
|10||Hans Matthöfer||1925-2009||SPD||April 28, 1982||October 1, 1982||Schmidt III|
|11||Christian Schwarz-Schilling||* 1930||CDU||4th October 1982||June 30, 1989||
|Federal Minister for Post and Telecommunications|
|11||Christian Schwarz-Schilling||* 1930||CDU||July 1, 1989||17th December 1992||
|* 1953||CDU||17th December 1992||January 25, 1993||Kohl IV|
|12||Wolfgang Bötsch||1938-2017||CSU||January 25, 1993||December 31, 1997||
Parliamentary State Secretaries
- 1969–1972: Holger Börner ( SPD )
- 1972: Ernst Haar (SPD)
- 1972–1974: Volker Hauff (SPD)
- 1974–1976: Kurt Jung ( FDP )
- 1974–1979: Ernst Haar (SPD)
- 1976–1980: Lothar Wrede (SPD)
- 1979–1980: Erhard Mahne (SPD)
- 1980–1982: Helmuth Becker (SPD)
- 1982–1992: Wilhelm Rawe ( CDU )
- 1993–1997: Paul Laufs (CDU)
Official State Secretaries
- 1949–1953: Karl Richard Gustav Schneider
- 1953–1955: Franz Weber
- 1954–1959: Friedrich Gladenbeck
- 1956–1969: Hans Steinmetz ( CDU )
- 1959–1963: Karl Herz
- 1963–1968: Helmut Bornemann
- 1968–1973: Hans Pausch
- 1969: Gerd Ludwig Lemmer (CDU)
- 1969–1974: Kurt Gscheidle ( SPD )
- 1973–1983: Dietrich Elias
- 1983–1990: Winfried Florian
- 1990–1993: Frerich Görts
- 1993–1997: Gerhard O. Pfeffermann (CDU)
Predecessors of the Federal Ministry were
- Reich Post Office (1876-1919)
- Reich Ministry of Post (1919-1945)
During the division of Germany there was the parallel to the Federal German Ministry
Various tasks of the Ministry were transferred to the Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Post (RegTP) in 1998, see
- Otto Model, Carl Creifelds, Gustav Lichtenberger and Gerhard Zierl: Citizens' Pocket Book: Everything you need to know about the state, administration, law and economy with numerous diagrams . 28th edition, No. 102, Verlag CH Beck, Munich 1995, ISBN 3-406-39682-8 .
- Heinz Hoffmann (editor): The Federal Ministries 1949–1999. Designations, official abbreviations, responsibilities, organizational structure, management personnel (= materials from the Federal Archives . Issue 8). Wirtschaftsverlag NW GmbH, Bremerhaven 2003, ISBN 3-86509-075-3 , p. 424-441 .
- ↑ Federal Law Gazette I of January 20, 1998, page 68
- ^ Heinz Hoffmann (editor): The Federal Ministries 1949–1999. Designations, official abbreviations, responsibilities, organizational structure, management personnel (= materials from the Federal Archives . Issue 8). Wirtschaftsverlag NW GmbH, Bremerhaven 2003, ISBN 3-86509-075-3 , p. 424-441 .
- ↑ www.post-und-telekommunikation.de: Post und Telekommunikation, General January to December 1992 . In: Post and Telecommunications . Archived from the original on June 5, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2013.
- ↑ a b www.post-und-telekommunikation.de: Post und Telekommunikation, General January to December 1993 . In: Post and Telecommunications . Archived from the original on July 9, 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2013.