1.The permanent secretary is responsible for efficiency and effectiveness of the ministry and coordinates the activities of all the directorates of the ministry.
2.The permanent secretary is also the accounting officer and administrative head of the ministry.
3.The permanent secretary is also responsible for the day to day administration of the ministry. Initiation and formulation of policies, coordinating the functions of all directorates of the ministry.
4.The permanent secretary coordinates the work of the departments and vets the work of other legal officers before forwarding it to commissioner for his approval.
5.The permanent secretary has responsibility for all matters of personnel, promotion and discipline.