Administrative Department of the Presidency of the Republic (Colombia)


Administrative Department of the Presidency of the Republic (Colombia)
Administrative Department of the Presidency of the Republic
Departamento Administrativo de la Presidencia de la República
Presidential Seal of Colombia.svg
Logo of the DAPR
Agency overview
Formed January 26, 1956
Preceding agency Secretaría General de la Presidencia de la República
Headquarters Calle 7 No 6-54
Bogotá, DC, Colombia
Annual budget $16,978,000,000 COP[1]
Agency executive Federico Rengifo Vélez, Director
Website
http://www.presidencia.gov.co

The Administrative Department of the Presidency of the Republic (Spanish: Departamento Administrativo de la Presidencia de la República, DARP) consists of the immediate staff of the President of Colombia, as well as multiple levels of support staff reporting to the President. The DAPR is the Executive Administrative Department that assists the President in the exercise of its duties by lending the administrative support and related services to fulfil his official and constitutional duties.

History

During the time of the Libertador, the Office of the President of the Republic consisted of the Private Secretary and a scribe[2]. Law 3 of 1898, sanctioned by José Manuel Marroquín, the Vice President of Colombia in charge of the President due to President Manuel Antonio Sanclemente's state of health, suppressed the offices of Private Secretary and Scribe, creating in place the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic (Secretaría General de la Presidencia de la República), made up of the Secretary General, the High Officer, and two scribes.

By 1956, the need to provide the different offices of the President of the Republic a better organization and to improve the efficacy in the fulfilment of presidential duties, forced the President to take action. On January 27, 1956, the Supreme General in Chief Gustavo Rojas Pinilla, issued Decree 133 of 1956, which transformed the General Secretariat into the Administrative Department of the Presidency of the Republic, as the agency in charge of coordinate, control and administrate the different dependencies of the Presidency.

Further changes were made during the administration of President Alfonso López Michelsen, who issued Decree 146 of 1976, on January 7 of said year, restructuring the agency into five departments, the General Secretariat, the Presidential Advisers, the Secretariat of Information and Press, the Private Secretary, and the Military House.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Plan de Compras año 2008" (in Spanish) (PDF). Plan de Compras de Bienes y Servicios. Departamento Administrativo de la Presidencia de la República. 2008. pp. 3. http://www.presidencia.gov.co/nuestra_enti/presupuesto/2008/plan_compras_080605.pdf. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  2. ^ "Reseña Histórica" (in Spanish). Nuestra Entidad. Departamento Administrativo de la Presidencia de la República. http://www.presidencia.gov.co/nuestra_enti/entidad/resena.asp. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 

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