REGULATION NO. 2000/23

UNMIK/REG/2000/23

 21 April 2000

 

 

ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT OF POST AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

 

 

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General,

 

Pursuant to the authority given to him under United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999) of 10 June 1999,

 

Taking into account United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Regulation No. 1999/1 of 25 July 1999, as amended, on the Authority of the Interim Administration in Kosovo and UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/1 of 14 January 2000 on the Kosovo Joint Interim Administrative Structure,

 

Recalling UNMIK Regulation No. 1999/12 of 14 October 1999 on the Provision of Postal and Telecommunications Services in Kosovo,

 

For the purpose of establishing the Administrative Department of Post and Telecommunications,

 

Hereby promulgates the following:

 

 

Section 1

ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT OF POST AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

 

1.1       The Administrative Department of Post and Telecommunications (hereinafter  “the Department”) is hereby established.

 

1.2       The Department shall be responsible for the overall management of matters relating to post, telecommunications and information technology.

 

1.3       The Department shall implement the policy guidelines formulated by the Interim Administrative Council in the field of post, telecommunications and information technology.

 

 

Section 2

FUNCTIONS

 

2.1       The Department may make policy recommendations to the Interim Administrative Council through the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Civil Administration concerning, inter alia:

 

(a)    The overall strategy and policies for the management and development of post, telecommunications and information technology services;

 

(b)   The regulatory framework for post, telecommunications and information technologies;

 

(c)    The organization and management of post and telecommunications operations;

 

(d)   The promotion of universal access to communications services in support of democratization and economic development; and

 

(e)    The efficient administration of limited resources including frequency spectrum and telephone numbering.

 

2.2       The Department shall:

 

(a)    Implement the overall strategy and policies for management and development of post, telecommunications and information technologies, within the framework of the Kosovo Consolidated Budget;

 

(b)   Introduce and develop advanced post, telecommunications and information technologies services;

 

(c)    Propose regulations on matters related to post, telecommunications and information technologies;

 

(d)   Perform all functions of a Regulatory Authority in post, telecommunications and information technologies;

 

(e)    Perform overall frequency management, including establishing the table of frequency allocation, spectrum monitoring and frequency coordination through the International Telecommunication Union;

 

(f)     Exercise full authority, supervision and control over the activities of all entities operating under the authority of the Civil Administration in the field of post, telecommunications and information technologies, including the Post and Telecommunications Enterprise in the territory of Kosovo and its subsidiaries;

 

(g)    Provide leadership to other Administrative Departments on matters pertaining to post, telecommunications and information technologies;

 

(h)    Co-ordinate activities of international and governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations in order to promote the coherent development and implementation of post, telecommunications and information technologies policies; and

 

(i)      Perform such functions as are ancillary to those set out above in this section and are assigned to the Department by the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Civil Administration.

 

 

Section 3

CO-HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

Co-Heads of the Department, under the supervision of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Civil Administration, shall be jointly responsible for:

 

(a)    Managing the Department and ensuring that the functions entrusted to it are implemented;

 

(b)   Staffing, organizing and administering the Department and issuing administrative instructions and operating guidelines on any matters pertaining to the functions of the Department; and

 

(c)    The effective and efficient management of resources provided to the Department from the Kosovo Consolidated Budget or from any other source.

 

 

Section 4

PERSONNEL AND EMPLOYMENT POLICY

 

Co-Heads of the Department shall:

 

(a)    Implement non-discriminatory personnel policies designed to ensure that the composition of the staff of the Department reflects the multi-ethnic character of Kosovo;

 

(b)   Endeavor to ensure equitable gender balance in all areas and levels within the Department; and

 

(c)    Ensure that all recruitment is based on professional qualifications, competence and merit.

 

 

Section 5

IMPLEMENTATION

 

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General may issue administrative directions in connection with the implementation of the present regulation.

 

 

Section 6

APPLICABLE LAW

 

The present regulation shall supersede any provision in the applicable law which is inconsistent with it.

 

 

Section 7

ENTRY INTO FORCE

 

The present regulation shall enter into force on 21 April 2000.

 

 

 

Bernard Kouchner

Special Representative of the Secretary-General