The Justice Ministry is moving forward with plans to set up provincial-level offices to provide justice at the grassroots level.
Chonburi Governor Khomsan Ekachai welcomed Deputy Secretary Panadda Diskul, acting Permanent Secretary for the Prime Minister’s Office, to preside over the June 17 meeting of the Chonburi Provincial Justice Office.
The Ministry of Justice unofficially established provincial justice offices many years ago by assigning works to be under the responsibilities of departments, such as to prison superintendents, chief prosecutors, probation office directors, and directors of Juvenile Observation and Protection centers.
Deputy Secretary Panadda Diskul, acting Permanent Secretary for the Prime Minister’s Office.
Chonburi Justice Tueanjai Chareonpong said the Ministry of Justice set up pilot offices in twelve provinces, including Chiang Mai, Chachoengsao and Chonburi and has the provincial justice supervise work to bring justice and reduce inequality in communities.
After the ceremony to present the signboards for 49 district justice offices and 49 community justice offices, Panadda addressed civil servants and communities leaders who participated in the meeting, telling them to live up to the code of ethics for civil servants given by HRH Prince Damrong Rajanubhab, the father of Thailand administration.
The founding of local justice offices is the cooperation between the ministries of Interior and Justice, aiming to use justice, equality and transparency as the keys to bring unity back to society, he said.