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Title: Basic Code Governing Central Administrative Agencies Organizations CH
Category: Directorate-General of Personnel Administration, Executive Yuan(行政院人事行政總處)
Chapter VI Agency Size and Establishment Standards
Article 29
The Executive Yuan shall define the functions of ministries in accordance with the provisions listed in the following subparagraphs:
1. In line with the core functions of central administrative agencies, each ministry shall perform policy integration and coordination functions.
2. Basic policies or similar functions shall be undertaken by the same ministry; conflicting or balancing functions shall be performed by different ministries.
3. A balance shall be maintained between the policy functions and authority of each ministry.
The number of ministries shall be limited to 14.
Article 30
The size and establishment standards of each ministry shall be as follows:
1. Six to eight departments (Si) shall be established as implementation units.
2. Four to eight sections (Ke) shall be established under each department (Si).
The total number of departments (Si) mentioned in the preceding paragraph shall not exceed 112.
Article 31
The Executive Yuan may establish commissions as affiliated agencies based on policy coordination needs.
The size and establishment standards of each commission shall be as follows:
1. Four to six departments (Chu) shall be established as implementation units.
2. Three to six sections (Ke) shall be established under each department (Chu).
The total number of commissions mentioned in Paragraph 1 shall not exceed eight.
Article 32
The size and establishment standards of independent agencies equivalent to second-level agencies shall be as follows:
1. Four to six departments (Chu) shall be established as implementation units.
2. Three to six sections (Ke) shall be established under each department (Chu).
The total number of independent agencies mentioned in the preceding paragraph shall not exceed three.
Internal units of independent agencies not stipulated in Paragraph 1 shall be established in accordance with their respective functions.
Article 33
Second-level agencies may establish administrations or bureaus to handle technical or specialized functions.
The size and establishment standards of administrations or bureaus shall be as follows:
1. Four to six divisions (Zu) shall be established as implementation units.
2. Three to six sections (Ke) shall be established for each division.
Independent agencies equivalent to second-level agencies may establish affiliated agencies to handle functions as stipulated in Paragraph 1. The provisions in the preceding paragraph shall apply mutatis mutandis to the size and establishment standards of such affiliated agencies.
The total number of administrations and bureaus mentioned in Paragraph 1 and Paragraph 3, excluding regional branches, shall not exceed 70.
Article 34
The total number of supporting units of the Executive Yuan and agencies of all levels shall not exceed six departments (Chu) or offices(Shi), with three to six sections (Ke) under each department (Chu) or office(Shi).