"The Seal of Rajasiha (Lion) and Gajasiha (Elephant-Headed Lion), the Protectors of the Constitution"
|Jurisdiction||Government of Thailand|
|Headquarters||Government House, Dusit, Bangkok|
|Annual budget||41,216.2 million baht (FY2019)|
The Office of the Prime Minister (Abrv: OPM; Thai: , RTGS: Samnak Nayok Ratthamontri) is the central executive agency in the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand. It is classified as a cabinet department and is led by a permanent secretary. Its main responsibility is to assist the Prime Minister of Thailand in the role of head of government and chair of the Cabinet of Thailand.
As the central executive agency, the Office of the Prime Minister is in charge of the coordination and management of the executive branch of the government of Thailand. It assists prime ministers in the execution of their duties and helps them manage and formulate policies. It also acts as the cabinet office, recording and assisting the cabinet as a central functioning organ of the government. The prime minister must appoint a permanent secretary in charge, who is also a member of the cabinet, to oversee its operations. It also houses the offices of the various deputy prime ministers of Thailand. The office is located in the Government House Complex, in Dusit, Bangkok.
In late 2016, the OPM acquired an additional function: as a "holding pen" for government officials accused of corruption. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha invoked his special powers under Section 44 of the interim charter to create 50 posts at the OPM for civil servants being investigated for alleged wrongdoing. Transferred officials will continue to receive their salaries.
The OPM budget for fiscal year 2019 (FY2019) (1 October 2018-30 September 2019) is 41.216.2 million baht.:82 Its budget was 36,001.3 million baht in FY2016, 35,412.3 million baht in FY2017, and 34,256.5 million baht in FY2018.
For list, see Thailand's Budget in Brief Fiscal Year 2019.