In accordance with the Public Administration Act (Chapter 595 of Maltese Legal Code), the Public Administration consists of the Government of the Maltese Islands, including, with some exceptions, the Ministries and departments therefore, Specialised Bodies, agencies and Government entities, Commissions and Boards.

The Public Service and the Public Sector

Therefore the Public Administration can be considered the heart of the Government’s administrative workings, as it guides public resources and oversees all public services.

The offices within the Public Administration are regulated by an ethical code, and therefore, with their works, are expected to safeguard and promote the following values:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Loyalty
  • Trust
  • Quality
  • Accountability
  • Impartiality
  • Equal Opportunity
The Laws that regulate these public entities are the Constitution of the Maltese Islands and the Public Administration Act. Also of importance is the Public Service Commission. Other regulatory bodies are the office of the primary Permanent Secretary and any directives issued thereof, in accordance with the Public Administration Act and Public Service Management Code.