ministerial act


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ministerial act

n. an act, particularly of a governmental employee, which is performed according to statutes, legal authority, established procedures or instructions from a superior, without exercising any individual judgment.

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Subsection 3 of section 1 of the Police Order 2002 has therefore taken effect and issuance of a notification in this regard has become a mere formality and ministerial act.'
Subsection (3) of Section 1 of the Police Order, 2002 has, therefore, taken effect and issuance of a notification in this regard has become a mere formality and a ministerial act. Consequently, Chapter XVII titled 'Offences by and Punishments for Police Offers' has also become operative.'
The decision of the Court of Appeals was elevated to the Supreme Court (GR 171947-48) on the ground, among others, that the cleaning or rehabilitation of the Manila Bay is not a ministerial act that can be compelled by mandamus.
"The making of a judicial decision, even if erroneous, involves the exercise of discretion and judgment; which should not be conflated with the ministerial act of entering an order as directed by a higher court .
Furthermore, there is no evidence in the record suggesting that the ministerial act of modifying Zhao's SEVIS record, as required by federal law, resulted in the termination of his enrollment at Virginia Tech.
Costs are imposed as a ministerial act, pursuant to statute.
What is the purpose of allowing the ministerial act of a clerk to set the time for taking an appeal, rather than the substantive decision of a court?
"Davila presents no direct authority mandating the office's removal from their Texas statutory duty to represent the State, especially when the action complained of is the ministerial act of setting an execution date," wrote Texas Assistant Attorney General Katherine Hayes in the state's briefing to the Supreme Court.
We believe this is a ministerial act of said POC committee to follow a court order and we are confident said elections will be held forthwith."
"We believe this is a ministerial act of said POC committee to follow a court order and we are confident said elections will be held forthwith," he added.The POC executive board met last Wednesday and decided to file the motions for appeal and TRO not later than Monday.
This relief is fully warranted because the Corps has never before declined to provide written documentation of the granting of an easement, a perfunctory ministerial act, to use federally owned land after granting regulatory permission for work on the very same land.
The Secretary of State's conduct was so clearly in violation of statute, Marshall argued in a single sentence, that it was a "ministerial act." (87)

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