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Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications

 

Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications

Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications
Agency overview
Formed 1848
Jurisdiction Federal administration of Switzerland
Headquarters Bern
Employees 1,848[1]
Annual budget Expenditure: CHF 9 billion
Revenue: CHF 815.3 million
(2009)[1]
Minister responsible
Website www.uvek.admin.ch

The Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC, German: Eidgenössisches Departement für Umwelt, Verkehr, Energie und Kommunikation, French: Département fédéral de l'environnement, des transports, de l'énergie et des communications, Italian: Dipartimento federale dell'ambiente, dei trasporti, dell'energia e delle comunicazioni) is one of the seven departments of the Swiss federal government, headed by a member of the Swiss Federal Council.

Contents

  • Organisation 1
  • Name of department 2
  • List of heads of the department 3
  • Notes and references 4
  • External links 5

Organisation

The Department is composed of the following offices:[2]

The following independent authorities are affiliated to the DETEC for administrative purposes:

Name of department

  • 1848-1859: Department of Posts and Construction
  • 1860-1872: Department of Posts
  • 1873-1878: Department of Posts and Telegraph
  • 1879-1962: Department of Posts and Railways
  • 1963-1978: Department of Transport, Communications and Energy
  • 1979-1997: Federal Department of Transport, Communications and Energy
  • Since 1998: Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications

List of heads of the department

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b Swiss Federal Chancellery. "The Swiss Confederation – a brief guide 2009". 
  2. ^ "The aims of the Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy, and Communications (DETEC)". Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications. Retrieved May 2008. 

External links

  • Official website
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