Responsibilities of the Cabinet
1. Following up the implementation of the general policy of the Union Government both domestic and foreign.
2. Initiating drafts of Federal Laws and submitting them to the Federal National Council before they are raised to the president of the Union for presentation to the Supreme Council for sanction.
3. Drawing up the annual general budget of the Union, and the final accounts.
4. Preparing drafts of decrees and various decisions.
5. Issuing regulations necessary for the implementation of Union laws without amending or suspending such Laws or making any exemption from their execution. Issuing also control regulations and other regulations relating to the organization of public services and administrations. Within the limits of this Constitution and Union laws. A special provision of the law or the Council of Ministers, may charge the competent Union Minister or any other administrative .
6. Supervising the implementation of Union laws, decrees, decisions and the Emirates.
7. Supervising the execution of judgments rendered by Union Law Courts and the implementation of international treaties and agreements concluded by the Union.
8. Appointment and dismissal of Union employees in accordance with the provisions of the law, provided that there appointment and dismissal do not require the issue of a decree.
9. Controlling the conduct of work in departments and public services of the Union and the conduct and discipline of Union employees in general.
10. Any other authority vested in it by law or by the Supreme Council within the limits of this Constitution.
Joint Responsibility of the Government
The prime Minister and the Ministers collectively shall be politically responsible before the president of the Union and the Supreme Council of the Union for the execution of the general policy of the Union both domestic and foreign. Each of them shall be personally responsible to the President of the Union and the Supreme Council for the activities of his Ministry or office.
The cabinet shall hold a regular meeting once a week. The Prime Minister may call for an exceptional meeting to convene whenever it deems necessary or upon the request of any minister to present a certain issue for discussion. The regular meeting of cabinet shall be held at its headquarter unless otherwise decided by the council. Such an exceptional meeting shall be held at the place where set by the Prime Minister.
The sessions of the Cabinet shall be secret. Attendance the meetings of the council are solely restricted to the members of the Cabinet and Secretary General. However, the council may invite any person whom it deems appropriate to provide it with a clarification. Subject to approval of the cabinet, the Secretary General may seek the assistance of one (or) more of his aides in the session functions.
Convening the cabinet shall be valid by attendance of majority of its members. Its resolutions shall be passed by the majority of its members. In the event that voting is evenly divided, the side on which the Prime Minister has voted shall prevail. Each minister shall have one sole vote even if he occupies the position of minister for more than one ministry. The minority shall abide by the opinion of the majority. In addition, deliberations of the council shall be secret , they may not be disclosed. Discussions any subject of the minutes of the meeting shall not be recorded, only resolution issued by the Council shall be recorded, unless the council decides otherwise in confidential cases.