CORA in the Tax Agency

  • The Commission for the Reform of Public Administrations (CORA) was created by Council of Ministers Agreement dated 26 October 2012 and was assigned to the Ministry of Finance and Public Administrations through the Secretary of State of Public Administrations. Its president is the Deputy Secretary of the Presidency and its vice-president is the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Public Administrations.

    This Commission for the Reform of Public Administrations was structured in four Subcommittees. 

    • Administrative duplications, with the aim of identifying and eliminating duplications and reinforcing cooperation mechanisms among Administrations.
    • Administrative simplification, aimed at the removal of bureaucratic obstacles and the simplification of procedures for the benefit of the citizens.
    • Service management and common means, with the aim of identifying management activities that, due to their similarity, could be carried out in a centralised or coordinated way, optimising the public resources.
    • Institutional administration, focused on analysing the typology of the entities that make up the Public Administrations, and with the aim of tackling general modifications and unique activities for specific organisations. 

    As a result of its work, CORA prepared a report submitted to the Council of Ministers by the Vice-President of the Government, the Minister of the Presidency and the Minister of Finance and Public Administrations on 21 June 2013, which included a wide range of measures aimed at improving, simplifying and optimising the functioning of the Public Administrations. The total number of measures or proposals for reform reached 218. Of those, 138 affect the State and Autonomous Communities and 80 affect solely the General State Administration.

    Lastly, the Royal Decree 479/2013, of 21 June, created OPERA (Office for the Execution of Administrative Reform), in order to ensure the execution of the measures included in the report of the Commission for the Reform of Public Administrations, undertake monitoring, development, coordination and permanent evaluation, as well as to formulate new proposals. 

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