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Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : British Zone) / Documents on bizonal economic organization: special report of the Military Governor
(1947)

Appendix "A" to Proclamation No. 5 (English),   pp. 8-11 PDF (1.9 MB)


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CIVIL ADMINISTRATION
(3) To coordinate and supervise the execution of ordinances and im-
plementing regulations by the Executive Directors, in accordance
with the policies adopted by the Economic Council.
3. Executive Directors
a.  Selection--Each bizonal department will be headed by an Executive
Director selected from nominations by the Executive Committee and appointed
and
removed by the Economic Council. The Directors will operate under the immediate
supervision of the Executive Committee but will have general responsibility
to the
Economic Council.
b. Functions--In accordance with the policies adopted by the Economic
Council and under the supervision of the Executive Committee:
(1) The Executive Directors will direct the operation of their
respective departments;
(2) The Executive Directors may issue implementing regulations;
(3) The Executive Directors shall be the Chief aecounting officers
for their own departments and, subject to such instructions and
such central financial controls as may be approved by the Eco-
nomic Council, the financial and accounting operations of the
agencies shall be under their general management and supervision.
DECENTRALIZATION OF ADMINISTRATION
In accordance with the principle of decentralization of administration, maximum
use will be made of Land Governments in the performance of bizonal functions
and in
the issuance of appropriate orders and instructions carrying out the ordinances
of
the Economic Council as supplemented by the implementing regulations.
Except-for those functions which are not under Land administration but which
are under the direct administration of bizonal offices in accordance with
approved
ordinances of the Economic Council, the ordinances of the Economic Council
as sup-
plemented by the implementing regulations are binding upon the Iaender and
must be
promptly executed by them.
TRA1NSITIONAL PROVISIONS
The abolition of the Bizonal Executive/Joint Committees and the transfer
of
their functions in whole or in part to the Economic Council, Executive Committee
and Executive Directors will be effected by an ordinance adopted by the Economic
Council and approved by the Bipartite Board. Until the effective date of
this ordi-
nance, the Bizonal Executive/Joint Committees shall continue to function
as before.
Daring the interim period they shall exercise their present powers as supplemented
by those set forth in the proposed Ordinance relating to Production, Allocation
and
Distribution of Goods and Raw Materials, and arn other ordinance which may
be
approved by the Bipartite Board.
RELATIONSHIPS CF BIZONAL ORGANIZATIONS TO MILITIAY GOVERNMENT
The German administrative organization set forth above shall be controlled
by
joint Military Government agencies which shall be given the following titles
and
functions:
a. Bipartite Board
(1) Consisting of the Military Governors or Deputy 1Mlitary Governors
of CCG (BE) and COAUS;
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