With the executive order, President Hassan Rouhani is going to fulfill one of the promises he made during his election campaign.
Ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had dissolved the specialized organization when in office in an outright violation of the Constitution which envisaged decentralization of financial administration devised as a preventive measure against financial corruption.
The Management and Planning Organization used to be a specialized bureau working to earmark budget for different organs within the limits of the annual national budget plan which is presented to the parliament for approval every year.
Famous for his self-style administration, Ahmadinejad dissolved the organization to accumulate all the financial affairs in his hands in violation of the Constitutional provisions.
Members of the Majlis (parliament) voiced outrage at the former president’s action in dissolving the Management and Planning Organization, but, he accused the parliament Speaker of encouraging the Majlis members for the parliament's objection to his legally reprimandable actions.
Giving voice to the public anger at the unlawful actions of then-president Ahmadinejad, during his presidential campaign, Rouhani promised to restore the Management and Planning Organization in case he was elected as president.