New Royal Decrees

New Royal Decrees
Updated 08 May 2016

New Royal Decrees

New Royal Decrees

New appointments

• Relieving Eng. Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, of his post.
• Relieving Dr. Bandar bin Mohammed bin Hamza Assad Hajjar, Minister of Haj, of his post. 
• Relieving Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan bin Mohammed Al-Rabiah, Minister of Commerce and Industry, of his post and appointing him as Minister of Health.
• Relieving Eng. Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Muqbil, Minister of Transport, of his post.
• Relieving Dr. Majed bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi, Minister of Social Affairs, of his post.
• Appointing Dr. Majed bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi to the post of Minister of Commerce and Investment.
• Appointing Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih to the post of Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources.
• Appointing Sulaiman bin Abdullah Al-Hamdan to the post of Minister of Transport.
• Appointing Dr. Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Bentin to the post of Minister of Haj and Umrah
• Appointing Prince Dr. Turki bin Mohammed bin Saud Al-Kabeer Al Saud to the post of Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (Minister Rank).
• Appointing Prince Khalid bin Saud bin Khalid Al Saud to the post of Adviser at the Royal Court (Excellent Rank).
• Appointing Prince Mohammed bin Saud bin Khalid Al Saud to the post of member of Shoura Council.
• Appointing Prince Bandar bin Saud bin Mohammed Al Saud to the post of Adviser at the Royal Court 
• Appointing Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to the post of Adviser at the Royal Court
• Appointing Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to the post of Adviser at the Royal Court
• Appointing Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to the post of Adviser to the Minister of Interior
• Appointing Eng. Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi to the post of Adviser at the Royal Court
• Appointing Sheikh Dr. Saad bin Nasser Al-Shathri to the post of Adviser at the Royal Court and Member of Senior Scholars Commission
• Relieving Dr. Mohammed bin Sulaiman Al-Jasser, Adviser at the Royal Court, of his post and appointing him to the post of Adviser at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers
• Relieving Ahmed bin Aqeel Al-Khateeb, Adviser at the Royal Court, of his post and appointing as Adviser at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers
• Appointing Yasser bin Othman Al-Rumayan to the post of Adviser at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers
• Relieving Dr. Fahd bin Abdullah bin Abdullatif Al-Mubarak, Governor of Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, of his post
• Relieving Osamah bin Jafar Faqih, President of the General Auditing Bureau, of his post
• Appointing Dr. Hussam bin Abdulmohsen Al-Anqari to the post of President of the General Auditing Bureau
• Relieving Prince Bandar bin Saud bin Mohammed Al Saud, President of the Saudi Wildlife Authority, of his post
• Appointing Dr. Sulaiman bin Abdullah bin Humoud Abalkhail to the post of Rector of Imam Mohammed bin Saud Islamic University 
• Appointing Ahmed bin Saleh bin Ali Al-Ajlan to the post of Special Secretary to the Crown Prince
• Appointing Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Swailim to the post of Deputy President of Special Affairs of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
• Appointing Mohammed bin Saleh bin Rashid Al-Daham to the post of Adviser at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers
• Appointing Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Sukait to the post of Adviser at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers
• Appointing Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Saud Al-Dhayel to the post of Adviser at the Ministry of Interior
• Appointing Ali bin Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al-Anqari to the post of Undersecretary of the Ministry of National Guard
• Appointing Dr. Fahd bin Sulaiman Al-Tukhaifi to the post of President of the General Authority for Statistics
• Appointing Eng. Mohammed bin Abdulhadi bin Mohammed Al-Amri to the post of Mayor of Madinah Region
• Appointing Prince Abdullah bin Musaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, President of General Authority for Sports, as chairman of the board of directors of the General Authority for Sports
• Appointing Dr. Musaad bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Minister of State and Member of the Council of Ministers
• Appointing Dr. Mohammed bin Sulaiman Al-Jasser, Adviser at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to the post of Chairman of the Council of Competition
• Appointing Dr. Mohammed bin Sulaiman Al-Jasser, Adviser at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to the post of Chairman of the board of directors of the Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority
• Appointing Ahmed bin Aqeel Al-Khateeb, Adviser at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to the post of Chairman of the board of directors of the General Authority for Entertainment
• Appointing Mohammed bin Mazyad Al-Twaijri to the post of Deputy Minister of Economy and Planning
• Appointing Rafat bin Abdullah Al-Sabbagh to the post of Adviser at the Royal Court
• Appointing Saleh bin Ali bin Saeed Al-Ghamdi to the post of Adviser at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers

Cancelation and renaming of ministries:

• The cancelation of the Ministry of Water and Electricity.
• The amendment of the name of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to become the Ministry of Commerce and Investment.
• The amendment of the name of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources to become the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources; and shall be dedicated for energy, in addition to undertaking the related tasks and responsibilities as well as the activities relating to electricity and industry; and shall undertake the management of the National Industrial Cluster Development Program.
• The amendment of the name of the Ministry of Agriculture to become the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture; and shall undertake the tasks and responsibilities relating to environment and water.
• The amendment of the name of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance to become the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance.
• The amendment of the name of the Ministry of Haj to become the Ministry of Haj and Umrah.
• The integration of the Ministry of Labor with the Ministry of Social Affairs to become one ministry named the Ministry of Labor and Social Development.
• The amendment of the name of the General Presidency of Meteorology and Environment Protection to become the General Authority for Meteorology and Environment Protection; and shall have a board of directors.
• The amendment of the name of the General Presidency for Youth Welfare to become the General Authority for Sports; and shall have a board of directors whose chairman is appointed by a royal order.
• The amendment of the name of the Public Education Evaluation Commission to become Education Evaluation Commission to be tasked with:
• Undertaking the tasks and responsibilities relating to the evaluation of public and higher education at the Ministry of Education and the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation
• Combining the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment, the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education, and the Technical and Vocational Accreditation and Assessment Centre
• The chairman of its board of directors shall be appointed by a royal order.
• Department of Zakat and Income Tax to become the General Authority for Zakat and Income.

Creation of two new government bodies:

• The establishment of General Authority for Entertainment shall undertake all activities relating to entertainment and shall have a board of directors whose chairman is appointed by a royal order.
• The establishment of General Authority for Culture; shall have a board of directors chaired by the Minister of Culture and Information.