His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa amends NSSA establishment decree.

Manama: His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today issued Decree 2/2021, amending some provisions of Decree 11/2014 on the Formation and Organisation of the National Space Sciences Agency (NSSA).

Article (1): Paragraph (1) of Decree 11/2014 shall be replaced by the following: “There shall be formed an agency cited as ‘the National Space Sciences Agency’ reporting to the Supreme Defence Council.”

Article (2): The phrase (“Supreme Defence Council”) shall replace the phrase (“Council of Ministers”), and the phrase (“Secretary-General of the Supreme Defence Council”) shall replace the word “Minister” whenever they appear in Decree 11/2014.

Article (3): The definition of “Minister” contained in Article (1) of Decree 11/2014 shall be cancelled.

The last paragraph of Clause (2) of Article (10) of the same decree shall also be cancelled.

The Prime Minister and ministers –each in their jurisdiction- shall implement the provisions of this decree which become effective the day after its publication in the Official Gazette.