Secretary General and Deputy Secretaries General

Secretary General:

Srdjan Smiljanic, Bachelor of Laws

Contact telephone: 011/3026-163; 3026-243

e-mail: sekretar@parlament.rs

The Secretary General of the National Assembly is appointed by the National Assembly, acting on the proposal of the Speaker of the National Assembly.

The Secretary General assists the National Assembly Speaker and Deputy Speakers in preparing the sittings, sees to the implementation of decisions and conclusions of the National Assembly, manages the National Assembly Support Service and performs other duties stipulated by the law and the Rules of Procedure.

The Secretary General is accountable for his/her work to the National Assembly and the National Assembly Speaker.The term of office of the Secretary General is terminated on the day of the appointment of a Secretary General of a new the National Assembly convocation, by resignation or dismissal.

(Article 33 of the Law on the National Assembly)

SRDJAN SMILJANIC

Function:

Secretary General of the National Assembly

Date of Birth

16 May 1979

Place of residence

Belgrade

Occupation

Bachelor of Laws

Biography

Education:
  • Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade in 2005;
  • MBA – Master of Business and Administration 2012/2013, Carlos III state university, Madrid, Spain – financial and business economy, international business, strategic and operational management, human resource management and marketing strategy, market analysis and supplier management, management accounting, by recommendation of professor from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade and employer;
  • Finished elementary and grammar school in Belgrade.

Work experience:
  • National Assembly Secretary General March 2019 - October 2020;
  • Secretary of the Republic Electoral Commission since November 2015;
  • Deputy Secretary General of the National Assembly May 2014 – March 2019;
  • Member of the Republic Electoral Commission May 2014 – November 2015;
  • Member of the City Electoral Commission since December 2017;
  • National Project Director – UNDP Project “Strengthening the Oversight Role and Transparency of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia” May 2014 – September 2015;
  • Employed by Raiffeisen Bank a.d. Belgrade until May 2014 at the legal affairs sector – Department of legal affairs concerning the economy as senior associate for legal affairs concerning the economy - drafting contracts and decisions of the Bank from the scope of transactions with the economy, providing legal opinion relating to direct application of regulations, application of acts in courts and other authorities, as well as representing the Bank before courts and other authorities;
  • November 2005 – August 2011 employed as legal advisor at Point Group on financial and legal consulting, capital increase consulting and trade in securities, takeover of shareholders’ capital, sale of shares and buyout of claims;
  • September 1998 – January 2003 worked at Mobtel Serbia (Telenor Serbia) in the legal sector and in BK Telecom from March 1997 to June 1998 on telecommunication/market research tasks.

Languages
  • English and Spanish
Computer literate:
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
Other:
  • Passed the professional state civil service exam.

Deputy Secretaries General:

Dragana Odovic, Bachelor of Laws
Contact telephone: 011/3026-100

Vladimir Dimitrijevic, Graduate historian
Contact telephone: 011/3026-100

The Secretary General of the National Assembly has a deputy who assists him/her in the work and substitutes him/her in case of absence or inability to work.

The Deputy Secretary General is appointed by the National Assembly upon proposal of the Secretary General with the approval of the Speaker of the National Assembly.

The number of Deputies of the Secretary General is stipulated by the Rules of Procedure.
A Deputy Secretary General is accountable for his/her work to the National Assembly, the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Secretary General.

The term of office the Deputy Secretary General is terminated on the day of the appointment of a Deputy Secretary General of the new National Assembly convocation, by resignation or dismissal.

(Article 34 of the Law on the National Assembly)

DRAGANA ODOVIC

Function:

Deputy Secretary General of the National Assembly

Date of Birth

6 September 1976

Place of residence

Belgrade

Occupation

Bachelor of Laws

Biography

Education:
  • Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade
  • Completed primary school and the Secondary School of Economics in Sokolac.
Work experience:
  • National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia since 2012
    Legislation Sector - Parliamentary Groups Department - Senior Officer:
    - analysis of laws and bills;
    - preparation of proposals for acts;
    - preparation and expert processing of amendments submitted to bills and other acts;
    - providing expert assistance to MPs in connection with the implementation of valid regulations and Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly, as well as other acts and
    - other professional and administrative jobs.
  • Ministry of Finance - Tax Administration - office control inspector 2007-201.
    - familiarisation with the laws and regulations governing the area of tax procedure;
    - receipt, entry and control of corporate income tax returns;
    - determination and control of taxes and contributions;
    - adoption of tax decisions and certificates;
    - office control (checking the accuracy, completeness and compliance with the law of the data presented in the tax return, tax balance, accounting reports and other records) and
    - other tasks within the jurisdiction of the Tax Administration.
  • Member of the Republic Electoral Commission since 2014
  • Member of the Novi Beograd Municipal Assembly and member of the mandate commission and the regulations commission from 2012 to 2014
Languages:
  • English
Computer literate:
  • Microsoft Office
Other:
  • Advisor at the Foundation "For the Serbian People and the State", in the field of youth education aimed at their inclusion in Serbia’s social and political life.
  • Completed training in the field of preventing corruption and strengthening integrity under the title "Ethics and Integrity" organised by the Anti-Corruption Agency.
  • Participant of numerous conferences, projects and seminars in the field of electoral legislation.
  • Passed the state professional exam for work in state bodies.

VLADIMIR DIMITRIJEVIC

Function:

Deputy Secretary General of the National Assembly

Date of Birth

1 December 1988

Place of residence

Belgrade

Occupation

Graduate historian

Biography

Work experience
  • National Assembly – Legislation Sector – Department of General Social Affairs
    2022 – post of committee deputy secretary, classified as senior officer;
    2020 – 2022 post of expert support for the needs of the committee, classified as independent officer;
    2018 – 2020 post of adviser in the committee, classified as adviser;
    2014 – 2018 post of junior adviser in the committee, classified as junior officer and
    2016 – 2022 engaged in the Republic Electoral Commission to provide professional, administrative and technical support in the performance of tasks within the Commission’s competence.
Education and qualifications
  • 2008 – 2014.Graduate historian
    Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade
  • 2004 – 2008.XIII Belgrade Grammar School
Skills
  • Microsoft Office – Good knowledge
Languages
  • English – Fluent
  • German – Intermediate
Courses and engagements
  • 2015 – 2015 One-semester knowledge innovation course "Parliament and Democracy"
    Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade
  • 2016 – 2016 Course "Drafting legislation and other regulations (nomotechnics and legal reasoning)
    Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade
  • 2019 – 2019 Course "Introduction to Electoral Technology and Cyber Hygiene"
    International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
  • 2021 – 2021 Member of the Special Working Group for the drafting of the Bill amending and modifying the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance
    Ministry of State Administration and Local Self-Government
Additional information
  • Passed the state professional exam for work in state bodies.
  • Passed distance training on the topic: "Ethics and integrity" organised by the Anti-Corruption Agency.
  • Participant of a number of seminars, roundtables and workshops in the field of culture, information and improvement of the electoral process.
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thursday, 8 december
  • 8.30 - the National Assembly Speaker meets with the Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the Council of the Republic of Belarus for Economy, Budget and Finances and the Ambassador of Belarus in Serbia (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 1)

  • 10.00 - continuation of the Third Sitting of the Second Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2022 (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square)

  • 11.00 - press conference of the HOPE – NEW DSS – POKS Parliamentary Group (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 12.00 - sitting of the Subcommittee on Sports (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 12.00 - National Assembly Speaker and PABSEC President Dr Vladimir Orlic to address PABSEC General Assembly Spring Session (Hilton Hotel, 35 Kralja Milana Street)

  • 12.00 - sitting of the Committee on Administrative, Budgetary, Mandate and Immunity Issues (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 13.00 - ceremonial welcome of the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 13.05 - the National Assembly Speaker meets with the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 1)

  • 13.40 - press conference of the National Assembly Speaker and Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 14.15 - press conference of MPs Janko Veselinovic, Anna Oreg, Danijela Grujic, Borislav Novakovic, Jelena Kalajdzic and Dragana Rakic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 15.00 - sitting of the European Integration Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 15.00 - the PFG with Belarus meets with the delegation of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

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