Ministerial Director

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Ministerial Director (MD, MDir, MinDir) is the official title of an official with a prominent position. After the State Secretary, he holds the second highest office within the German ministerial bureaucracy . Ministerial directors serve at the highest federal or state authorities (ministries, Bundestag and Bundesrat administration, Federal President's Office , Federal Chancellery , Federal Press Office, etc.). They are generally classified in grade B 9 .

Mostly they hold the function of a department head in the ministerial bureaucracy and are representatives of the state secretary who is in charge of them . In 2014 there were 115 ministerial directors as department heads in the federal government. As political officials, you can be granted temporary retirement at any time .

Under the ministerial director there is usually a ministerial director (MDg, MDirig, MinDirig) as the head of a sub-department.

Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria

In Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria , the ministerial director is the highest-ranking official in his ministry, comparable to a state secretary at federal level. The ministerial director is the head of administration and the general and permanent representative of his minister. He is the interface between administration and the political level, represented by the minister and the state secretary.

In Baden-Württemberg, on July 1, 2015, a representative of the state government for information technology (CIO) was installed in the rank of ministerial director. In accordance with the importance of this position, the incumbent has cross-departmental competencies beyond the headquarters of the Ministry of the Interior . In addition, the “CIO” has the right to report in the cabinet and thus also cabinet rank. This special construction is unique in Germany.

The term State Secretary in Bavaria refers to a member of the Bavarian State Government (in addition to the State Ministers and the Prime Minister).

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Jörg Bogumil, Werner Jann: Administration and Administration Science in Germany: Introduction to Administration Science. Springer-Verlag, 2015, ISBN 3-322-95687-3 , p. 88.
  2. Answer of the Federal Government to the small question of the MPs Sven-Christian Kindler, Ekin Deligöz, Anja Hajduk, other MPs and the parliamentary group BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN - printed matter 18/417 - number of state secretaries and the representatives of the new federal government (printed matter 18/570). In: German Bundestag - 18th electoral term. February 19, 2014, accessed October 28, 2019 (p. 2).