The government of Jean Castex has many collaborators : fifteen members maximum for the office of a minister, thirteen for a minister. The number of councillors allowed for the new government is on the increase, up to 50 % from 2017, according to a decree published Sunday in the official Journal. "The office of a minister may not include more than fifteen members. The office of a minister delegate may not include more than thirteen members. The office of the secretary of State may not include more than eight members, " says the decree signed by the president of the Republic.
Thus, the members of the new government of Jean Castex will have more employees than the governments of Édouard Philippe. In 2017, Emmanuel Macron, had taken drastic measures to limit the size of the ministerial cabinets. The number of councillors could not exceed ten for a minister, eight to a minister and five for a secretary of State. But these numbers had been increased slightly, especially in October 2019, with authorization for each firm a " member in charge of monitoring the execution of reforms ".
The "method Castex"
To apply the "method Castex" of "dialogue" and " consultation ", the government spokesman Gabriel Attal has estimated Saturday, July 11 that it would be necessary that we have in the teams of the ministers of interlocutors able to meet and exchange with all stakeholders who participate in the life of the country ". "Maybe it is something that has a little missed previously to have people identified on these topics-there," he said.
The new government team to account for the now 16 ministers, 14 deputy ministers and a secretary of State, 16 ministers, 3 deputy ministers and 17 secretaries of State previously. But new secretaries of State must be appointed in the next few days. The average salary in the ministerial offices has decreased slightly in 2019 compared to 2018, from 9 318 9 160 euros gross, a decrease of 1.7 %, had analyzed the former socialist deputy and a specialist in the lifestyle of the State, René Dosière.
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