The senior positions of the State Administration have increased by 10.2% since the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, reached La Moncloa in June 2018 after the motion of censure against Mariano Rajoy.
This is deduced from the comparison of the deliveries of 2018 and 2021 of the so-called ‘Report in relation to the degree of compliance with Law 3/2015, of March 30, regulating the exercise of the senior position of the General State Administration’.
The Executive has recently released the edition of this report corresponding to the period ’01 / 01 / 2021-30 / 06/2021 ‘, where it is stated that as of June 30 of this year there were 740 senior government officials .
In the same report corresponding to the period ’01 / 01 / 2018-31 / 05/2018 ‘it was indicated that on May 31, three years ago, there were 671 senior positions . This means that in three years there are 69 new people with this status, 10.2% more.
From CEOs to ministers
The performance of these politicians or officials is governed by Law 3/2015, of March 30, Regulating the Exercise of the Senior Office of the General State Administration, which defines who falls into this category.
In this regard, the members of the Government and the Secretaries of State are considered high positions ; the undersecretaries and assimilates; the general secretaries; Government delegates in the autonomous communities and in Ceuta and Melilla; Government delegates in public law entities; and the heads of permanent diplomatic missions, as well as the heads of permanent representation before international organizations.
Also included in this category are, among others, the technical general secretaries, the general directors of the State Administration, as well as those responsible for public companies and institutions such as the Council of the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC ) or the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV).