Lietuvos Respublikos Seimui atskaitingų institucijų paskirtis.
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The article analyses the mission of the institutions accountable to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania in administration of the state. The study attempts to reveal the peculiarities of their legal status, the content of powers and the boundaries of the administrative jurisdiction of the institutions accountable to the Seimas, highlight the specific features of their activities, determine the essential differences in the legal status and authority of the institutions accountable to the Seimas and the divisions of the Seimas -- committees and commissions, and to answer the question whether the institutions accountable to the Seimas are able to perform the functions typical of the subjects of public administration. The institutions accountable to the Seimas cannot be ascribed to the legislative power or the parliamentary supervisory authority since, according to the Constitution, only the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania is eligible to adopt law acts and supervise the activities of the Government. Their mission is to provide possibilities to the Seimas to more effectively execute the parliamentary supervisory function the implementation of which requires objective information about the processes taking place in the state and society. The specificity of the institutions accountable to the Seimas is manifested through the fact that in possession of the powers laid down in the Constitution and/or law they act in public sector as independent subjects of the legal relations and implement the mission exceptionally entrusted to them, i.e. they perform the control of the activities of the state institutions by supervising the implementation of the law and other legal acts, and provide recommendations to the Seimas and/or other institutions. [...]
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