The functions of the Legal Department include providing professional and methodological advice as well as organizational assistance to the standing, sub-, and temporary committees, working groups and MPs in exercising their legislative powers, reviewing draft laws and resolutions of the State Great Hural, doing legal analyses, preparing for debate and approval of draft laws, formalizing final drafts, maintaining information and electronic databases, setting up plenary sessions and standing committee meetings of the State Great Hural, taking minutes, and submitting ratified laws and resolutions to the Office of the President.
The Department comprises Legal Analysis Division, Standing Committee Affairs Division, and Session Organizing Division.
The Legal Analysis Division conducts legal analyses and makes conclusions on whether draft laws and resolutions comply with other laws, international treaties and the Constitution of Mongolia, and provides professional assistance to the State Great Hural in submitting explanations to the Constitutional Court.
The Standing Committee Affairs Division is charged with preparing for debate and ratification of draft laws and resolutions, coordinating the activities and oversight functions of standing committees, providing prompt management, reviewing and resolving petitions from citizens and institutions, and lending organizational assistance.
The Session Organizing Division is in charge of ensuring the preparation and organization of the permanent, sub- and temporary committee meetings as well as plenary sessions of the State Great Hural, maintaining order during parliamentary proceedings, taking and transcribing minutes.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Department is responsible for monitoring, analyzing and evaluating the implementation of laws and resolutions as directed by the State Great Hural and its standing committees in accordance with an approved timetable. Furthermore, it organizes debate sessions on the “Prime Minister’s Information”, Q&A sessions at joint and standing committee meetings, creating and maintaining oversight databases, drafting the state budget and submitting it to the State Great Hural for debate, monitoring budget execution, conducting analysis for coherence, consistency, and effectiveness of policy and planning documents, providing information to MPs, and making recommendations.
The Department is composed of two divisions. The Monitoring Division performs all the aforementioned functions, whereas the Budget Scrutiny and Analysis Division reviews and makes conclusions on the draft state budget, budget amendments, mid-term budget statements, state budget performances, annual Country Development Plans and monetary policy drafts, and submits the documents to the relevant standing committee. It also provides professional and methodological assistance and information to the Budget, Economic and Industrialization Policy Standing Committees in their oversight functions.
The Digital Parliament and Innovation Department is in charge of applying digital technology and innovation in parliamentary activities, defining and implementing IT and information security policies of the State Great Hural and its Secretariat, and information management. It has Information Technology Division, which delivers IT services and ensures the normal operation and continuous development of the IT infrastructure of the State Great Hural.
The Media and Public Relations Department is responsible for ensuring transparency and openness in the activities of the State Great Hural, organizing information and promotion activities among the public, reflecting the opinions of the public in legislative processes, promoting laws and resolutions, providing parliamentary education services, and publishing the State Bulletin.
The Parliamentary Research and Training Institute provides research materials and references, conducts independent analyses, writes recommendations, builds databases, enhances parliamentary research, organizes capacity-building trainings for MPs and their office staff as well as the Secretariat employees, develops training programs for parliamentary education for the public, prepares and distributes relevant materials, and manages the parliamentary library.
The Administration and Human Resources Department manages the human resources and labor relations of MPs and their office staff, and the Secretariat employees, implements human resources development programs, deals with working conditions and social security of the employees, and coordinates the activities of the various departments and divisions of the Secretariat. It is also in charge of archiving parliamentary records and other documents.
The Finance, Supply and Service Department is responsible for the budget, finance, and maintenance services of the State Great Hural and its Secretariat, offices of the MPs, and parliamentary groups and coalitions.
The Department of Foreign Affairs manages the foreign relations of the State Great Hural and its Secretariat, participates in the activities of international and regional parliamentary organizations, assists the Mongolian Parliamentary Group in communicating with the Inter-Parliamentary Union, arranges foreign visits, and serves foreign guests.
The Internal Audit Office is responsible for the overall planning and execution of the State Great Hural’s budget, financial reporting of the budget portfolio, conducting financial, performance and compliance audits of financial statements, reporting of the activities of the Secretariat, providing independent opinions on the Secretariat’s governance, risk management and internal monitoring systems, and investment.