Last Updated: 06.04.2017

Director of the State Chancellery

Jānis Citskovskis

 

Date of birth 1976

Education 
2004     University of Latvia, Master’s degree in Law
2002     University of Latvia, lawyer’s qualification
2000     Riga Technical University, Master of Engineering in Transport and Traffic
1997    Riga Technical University, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

Language proficiency
Latvian – native
Russian – fluent
English – very good
German –  basic knowledge
French –  basic knowledge

Work experience
Since 2017     Director of the State Chancellery
2015 - 2017    Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior
2004 - 2015    Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, Deputy Head
2002 - 2004    Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, Head of the Legal Department
2001 - 2002    Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, lawyer to the Head of Office
2001 (2007-2008) Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, Population Register Department, Acting Head
2000-2001      Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, Population Register Department, Customer Service Division, Deputy Head
1997 - 2000    Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, Population Register Administration Division, senior expert

Awards
2003   Golden Badge of Honour of the Ministry of the Interior
2011   Award of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs Badge of Honour  “For Merits” (1st Class, Gold)
2014   Award  sign of the State Border Guard “For Merits in the Development of the State Border Guard”

 

Functions of the Director

 

The State Chancellery is led by its director, who organises the administrative work of the State Chancellery.

The Director of the State Chancellery is a direct subordinate of the Prime Minister. The Director of the State Chancellery is appointed to and dismissed from the post by an order of the Cabinet of Ministers upon initiative of the Prime Minister.

The Director of the State Chancellery may have two deputies - Deputy Director for Planning and Coordination Affairs and Deputy Director for Affairs of Legal Acts.

The Director of the State Chancellery:

  • is responsible for lawfulness and performance of the institution;
  • provides preparation of budget claims of the Cabinet of Ministers and public administration institutions under subordination of the Prime Minister and their submission to the Ministry of Finance, provides allocation, recording and control of the granted state budget funds and is responsible for lawful and reasonable usage of the budget of the State Chancellery in compliance with the Law "On Annual State Budget";
  • provides the production of institution's development strategy and activity plan;
  • according to the procedure set forth in the regulatory enactments, presents a report on usage of the granted state budget funds;
  • provides performance of personnel management;
  • according to the procedure set forth in the regulatory enactments, appoints to and dismisses from the post public servants of the institution and appoints to and dismisses from the post employees of the institution;
  • without a special authorisation represents the institution and concludes agreements on behalf of it;
  • authorises officials of the State Chancellery to represent the institution in state and local government institutions, as well as in relations with non-governmental and international organisations;
  • organises and chairs meetings of State Secretaries;
  • in order to ensure performance of the tasks and functions of the State Chancellery, has the right to give orders to the civil servants and employees of the State Chancellery;
  • examines complaints on decisions passed by officials of the State Chancellery and cancels unlawful decisions passed by officials of the institution.