Government commissioner

From Encyklopedia Administracji Publicznej

GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONER – appointed by the President of the Council of Ministers in the mode of supervision of the bodies of local-government units, upon the request of the voivode submitted through the minister competent for public administration. The g.c. takes over the performance of tasks and powers of the local government bodies on the date of appointment. The scope of action of the g.c. is identical to the scope of action of the dissolved local government bodies, and therefore includes, for example, issuing legal acts, including local acts; the legislator did not specify the legal form of these legal acts, which may cause some problems, since the g.c. acting on a one-man basis instead of the legislative body, cannot adopt resolutions which belong to the collegial bodies. The decisions of the supervisory bodies on the suspension of local-government bodies and the imposition of the → receivership are subject to appeal to the Voivodship Administrative Court due to unlawfulness within 30 days of their service. As a consequence, the said decisions become final at the end of the time limit for filing a complaint or at the date of the final decision of the court rejecting or dismissing the complaint [ J. Wojnicki ].

Literature: H. Izdebski, Samorząd terytorialny: podstawy ustroju i działalności [Local government: the foundations of the system and activity], Warszawa 2014 ■ E. Ochendowski, Prawo administracyjne; część ogólna [Administrative law; general part], Toruń 2013 ■ E. Zieliński, Administracja rządowa i samorządowa w Polsce [Government and local-government administration in Poland], Warszawa 2013.