Give us Feedback!
Set the category for this topic
Arts & Culture
Biology & Nature
Business & Companies
Food & Drink
Geography & Travel
Health & Medicine
History & Events
Religion & Philosophy
Society & Politics
Technology & Computing
Transportation & Vehicles
- Created 2012-02-18
, often an appointed
, is a permanent or semi-permanent organization in the
machinery of government
that is responsible for the oversight and administration of specific functions, such as an
. There is a notable variety of agency types. Although usage differs, a government agency is normally distinct both from a department or
, and other types of public body established by
. The functions of an agency are normally executive in character, since different types of organizations (
such as commissions
) are most often constituted in an advisory role—this distinction is often blurred in practice however.
A government agency may be established by either a national government or a state government within a federal system.
The term is not normally used for an organization created by the powers of a local government body
. Agencies can be established by legislation or by executive powers. The autonomy, independence and accountability of government agencies also vary widely.
from Wikipedia (last updated: 09 December), licensed under
What do you know about this topic?
Please make sure to only add personal information and experiences about this topic that complements the article above. Comments or opinions should be posted at the bottom of the page by clicking
. Thanks alot for contributing!
...or create an Experience Page
Currently no applications. Add an application using the contribute box to the right.
Let People Vote
Ask a Question
Classification of the Functions of Government
Non-departmental public body
Add new image
Add image by copy and paste a link:
Add external link
Links to external pages
Add related topic
Links to related topics
Copyright 2011 © Empedia.com BETA
Forgot your password?