is stipulated in the Thai Constitution that the Privy Council has the duty
to submit advice to His Majesty the King on all matters pertaining to His
functions as He may consult with them, or as otherwise provided for in
Privy Council is routinely commanded by His Majesty to perform the
Deliberate and submit its views for His Majesty's consideration on all
matters in which the Government requests His Majesty's Royal
signature or sanction. This includes, among other things, draft
legislation, Royal Decrees, or appointments of high officials.
Deliberate and submit its views for His Majesty's consideration and
final decision on petitions for clemency for convicted prisoners, i.e.,
reduction of the term of imprisonment or termination thereof.
Upon Royal Command, deliberate and submit its views for His Majesty ' s
consideration and final decision on petitions regarding grievances
submitted to His Majesty by private citizens.
general, perform any service or function as His Majesty may from
time-to-time command. The scope can be wide-ranging and varied.
For instance, all Privy Councilors serve on the General Executive
Committee of the Ananda Mahidol Foundation, whose object is to
award scholarships for higher education. Certain members of the
Privy Council are commanded to assist His Majesty in overseeing the
development and progress of the numerous Royally initiated projects,
mainly in the field of agriculture, irrigation and rural development.
Privy Councilors are also expected to attend all court functions.
Royal Command, represent His Majesty and other members of the
Royal Family at official functions, e.g., charitable galas or sporting
events where the Royal trophies are awarded.
Royal Command, perform services normally performed personally by
His Majesty, e.g. laying the Royal Family wreaths at functions or
Constitution also provides that other duties be carried out by the Privy
Council, such as: submitting the name of a suitable person to hold the
office of Regent as stated in section 19; drafting the Palace Law
Amendment as stated in section 22; submitting the name of the
Successor to the Throne as stated in section 23; and, the President of
the Privy Council serving as Regent pro tempore as stated in section 20.
to the Privy Council:
virtue of the Constitution of the Kingdom, His Majesty the King shall
select and appoint a qualified person to be the President of the Privy
Council and not more than eighteen other Privy Councilors to
constitute the Privy Council.
selection, appointment or removal of a Privy Councilor shall be at His
Privy Councilor shall not be a Member of the Parliament, Election Commissioner,
Ombudsman, member of the National Human Rights Commission,
judge of the Constitutional Court, judge of the Administrative Court,
member of the National Counter Corruption Commission, or member
of the State Audit Council. Neither can a Privy Councilor be a
Government Official holding a permanent position or receiving a
regular salary, an official of a State enterprise, other State official,
or member or official of a political party, and must not manifest loyalty
to any political party.
taking office, a Privy Councilor must make a solemn declaration before
His Majesty that he/she is qualified, and abides by the above guidelines.
1. H.E. General Prem Tinsulanonda (President of the Privy Council)
2. H.E. Sanya Dhammasakti
3. H.E. Mom Luang Chirayu Navawongs
4. H.E. Dr. Chaovana Nasylvanta
5. H.E. Tanin Kraivixien
6. H.E. Rear Admiral Mom Luang Usni Promoj
7. H.E. Air Vice Marshal Kamthon Sindhavananda
8. H.E. Air Chief Marshal Siddhi Savetsila
9. H.E. Chulanope Snidvongs
10. H.E. Mom Rajawongse Adulkit Kitiyakara
11. H.E. General Pichitr Kullavanijaya
12. H.E. Ampol Senanarong
13. H.E. Chamras Kemacharu
14. H.E. Mom Luang Thawisan Ladawan
15. H.E. Mom Rajawongse Thep Devakula
16. H.E. Sakda Mokkamakkul