The Consultative Council of the State
Royal Decree No. 84/81 to establish the"Consultative Council of the State,” was a qualitative leap towards involving the citizens in decision making process. The number of members of the Council in its first term was (45), including 17 representing the public sector, ( 11) representing the private sector and (17) representing the different regions of the Sultanate. Then, a Royal Decree was issued in the second term to increase the number of members to 55 members. The Council continued conducting its business until the issuance of the Royal Decree to establish Majlis A’shura in 1991.