The Regulatory Authority of Post and Electronic Communications (ARPCE), hereinafter referred to as the "Regulatory Authority", is an independent institution with legal personality and financial autonomy, established by the Law n° 2000-03 of Joumada El Oula5,1421 corresponding to August 5, 2000, as amended and supplemented, laying down the general rules relating to postal and telecommunications, repealed by Law No 18-04 of Chaabane 24,1439 corresponding to May 10, 2018, laying down the general rules relating to post and electronic communications.
Missions of the RAPEC
The missions of the Regulatory Authority are laid down in the Article 13 of the said Law and include in particular what follows:
In order to accomplish its missions efficiently, the Regulatory Authority has two bodies, both defined by Law 18-04 of May 10, 2018:
• The Council, deliberative body;
• The General directorate, management body.
TThe Council of the RAPEC is composed of seven (07) members, including the President of the Council, appointed by the President of the Republic, on the proposal of the Prime Minister.
The decisions taken by the Council of the Regulatory Authority may be appealed to the State Conseil d'Etat without a suspensive period of one month from the date of notification.
The RAPEC is administered by a General Director appointed by the President of the Republic. The General Director has, within the limits set by the laws and regulations in force, all the powers to manage the Regulatory Authority and ensure its functioning.
He is responsible of monitoring the application of the decisions and deliberations of the Council of the Regulatory Authority.