The Executive Yuan, the highest administrative organ of this country, has a president (usually referred to as the premier), a vice president (vice premier), a number of ministers and chairpersons of commissions or councils, and several ministers without portfolio. The premier is appointed by the President of the Republic. The vice premier, ministers, and chairpersons are appointed by the President on the recommendation of the premier.
In accordance with the Organic Act of the Executive Yuan as amended and promulgated on February 3, 2010, there are to be a total of 29 agencies under the Executive Yuan (14 ministries, eight commissions, three independent agencies, one bank, one museum, and two general divisions). The amended Act entered into force on January 1, 2012, and preparations to establish new agencies are moving forward in tandem with progress in the Legislative Yuan toward the passage of related government reorganization bills. The work is proceeding at a deliberate pace to ensure that the changes are supported by a fully developed legislative framework, sound and stable implementation of policy, and a solid set of accompanying measures.The Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan)