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Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organization. An organization, which itself is not part of the government, to which the government has given a large degree of power, as a regulator or in another capacity. A prominent example is the Water Services Regulation Authority, which regulates sewage in the UK, among other things. However, it is not part of the government. The term is most common in the British Isles.

quango (quasi-autonomous nongovernmental organization)

an executive body which is responsible for overseeing a designated area of public sector activities and spending.
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Having an understanding of the types of records a public body maintains and the manner in which they are kept will assist you in drafting more pointed requests.
The session saw the opening of trading for the Middle East Company for the Production and Marketing of Fish, following the convention of its public body on August 3 and an approval of a distribution of profit equivalent to 20 percent, the statement added.
It also requires that service providers storing information collect and use only that personal information necessary for their work for a public body or municipality.
A majority of the members of the public body must be physically present in the same location.
The KP RTI Act sections 5 (2) and (3) say that the public body shall also publish an annual report on what they have done to implement their obligation under the act including details of RTI requests it received and the way they were processed and the report would be would be forwarded to speaker assembly and information commission.
Under the bill, the principle officer of each public body shall ensure that the record held by that body is properly maintained to comply with the obligations under this act and each body shall bring its record management practices in line with Secretariat Instructions 2014 or any other instructions of the federal government.
It immediately becomes the largest sponsored public body in Wales.
The FSB would like the Late Payment Directive to include a 'social clause' which would stipulate that if a larger business is paid within 30 days by a public body, that they are equally obliged to pay their subcontractors within 30 days of them receiving payment from the public body.
If councilors and other public body employees are keen to cut costs and unnecessary travel as well as reduce their carbon footprint, the use of technology already at their disposal would be a big step forward.
2 now codifies the presumption that "[a]ll records in the custody or possession of a public body are presumed to be open to inspection or copying" and that "[a]ny public body asserting a record is exempt from disclosure has the burden of proving by clear and convincing evidence that it is exempt.