CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Management and Operationalization of the Plan
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All the executive operations, capital assets acquisition projects and investment projects to be approved by the Council of Ministers during the years of the fourth plan, with the following characteristics on the basis of the national documents for sector development, national documents for provincial development and national documents for special development, are to be regulated and implemented:
A. The national sector development plan document is a strategic plan defining the long term and medium term quantitative and qualitative targets, basic activities and spatial and regional policies as well as important and basic actions and high priority activities of the sector development in due consideration of the potentialities, possibilities, restrictions and the main problems. The national sector development plan document is prepared on the joint recommendation of the State Management and Planning Organization, and the relevant executive agencies.
B.The provincial development plan document is a strategic document identifying and defining the most essential approaches toward population and manpower, the infrastructures and economic, social and cultural as well as the long term and medium term quantitative and qualitative objectives for development of the provinces within the framework of the macro-strategies of the fourth plan and the national territorial/spatial plan documents and development plans and the national sector development plans in due consideration of the potentialities, restrictions and the impediments toward provincial development.
C.The national special development plan document (trans-sector) is a set of a few plans and activities prepared with an extended coverage for different regions and sectors such as the area of the social security, eradication of poverty, and employment.
Scheduling, subject matters (different sectors), and location priority (different provinces) in implementation of the plans and projects are specified in this document.
D.Actions and operations deemed necessary to take place toward realization of the projected goals in the sector development, provincial and special (trans-sector) development, are recorded in the country's annual total budget bill and are approved by the Islamic Consultative Assembly.
E.All the national executive agencies are bound to prepare their executive and operational plans in the framework of the above national development plan document, in coordination with the State
Management and Planning Organization, and implement them upon approval by the Council of Ministers. The annual budget of these agencies will be formulated on the basis of the above-mentioned documents.
F.All the provincial executive agencies are charged with preparation of their own executive and operational plans in the context of the provincial development plan documents and within the framework of the above criteria in coordination with the Provincial Management and Planning Organization, and implement them upon their approval by the Provincial Planning and Development Council. The annual budget of the provmcial agencies is formulated on the basis of this document.
G. The State Management and Planning Organization is bound to take measure in order to compose the sector, provincial and special development documents in cooperation of the relevant executive agencies, and have the matter be approved by the Council of Ministers.