1 FAM 170 

BUREAU OF SOUTH and central ASIAN AFFAIRS (ScA)

(CT:ORG-341;   08-27-2014)
(Office of Origin:  NEA/SCA/EX)

1 FAM 171  ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH and central ASIAN AFFAIRS

(CT:ORG-341;   08-27-2014)

The Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs:

(1)  Reports directly to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs (P) (see 1 FAM 112); and

(2)  Has substantive and coordinating responsibility for 1 FAM 170; Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA).

1 FAM 171.1  Organization

(CT:ORG-213;   05-26-2009)

An organization chart of SCA is found as 1 FAM Exhibit 171.1.

1 FAM 171.2  Authorities

(CT:ORG-341;   08-27-2014)

a. The position of Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs (SA) was created pursuant to Section 122 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-138).  In late 2005, the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) was established.

b. The Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs derives its basic authority from:

(1)  22 U.S.C. sections 2651a and 2656, which are the general authorities of the Secretary of State for managing the Department and conducting foreign relations; and

(2)  From other authorities, as appropriate.

1 FAM 172  DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY

(TL:ORG-62;   1-31-95)

See 1 FAM 113.

1 FAM 173  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (NEA-SCA/EX)

(CT:ORG-314;   07-18-2013)

See 1 FAM 116.

1 FAM 174  STAFF ASSISTANTS

(CT:ORG-213;   05-26-2009)

See 1 FAM 117.

1 FAM 175  OFFICE DIRECTORS

(CT:ORG-213;   05-26-2009)

See 1 FAM 114.

1 FAM 175.1  Director for Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Maldives Affairs (SCA/NSB)

(CT:ORG-314;   07-18-2013)

The Director for SCA/NSB is responsible for the countries of:

(1)  Nepal; 

(2)  Sri Lanka;

(3)  Bangladesh;

(4)  Bhutan; and

(5)  Maldives.

1 FAM 175.2  Director of India Affairs (SCA/I)

(CT:ORG-314;   07-18-2013)

The Director for SCA/I is responsible for the country of India.

1 FAM 175.3  Director for Pakistan Affairs (SCA/P)

(CT:ORG-294;   01-22-2013)

The Director for SCA/P is responsible for the country of Pakistan.

1 FAM 175.4  Director for Central Asian Affairs (SCA/CEN)

(CT:ORG-294;   01-22-2013)

The Director for SCA/CEN is responsible for the countries of:

(1)  Tajikistan;

(2)  Kazakhstan;

(3)  Uzbekistan;

(4)  Kyrgyzstan; and

(5)  Turkmenistan.

1 FAM 175.5  Director for Regional Affairs (SCA/RA)

(CT:ORG-314;   07-18-2013)

a. The Director for SCA/RA is responsible for:

(1)  Exercising responsibility on behalf of the Bureau on issues affecting the region as a whole, or cutting across the lines of responsibility of the various country directors;

(2)  Provides specialized functional support to other elements of the Bureau in the following fields:

(a)  Political-economic;

(b)  Political-military;

(c)  Weapons proliferation;

(d)  Multilateral organizations;

(e)  Labor, gender, and social affairs;

(f)   Narcotics;

(g)  Environment;

(h)  Refugees;

(i)   Human rights;

(j)   Terrorism;

(k)  Planning;

(l)   Commercial coordination;

(m) Science;

(n)  Research;

(o)  Foreign Assistance; and

(p)  Legislative matters.

1 FAM 175.6  Office of Press and Public Diplomacy (SCA/PPD)

(CT:ORG-314;   07-18-2013)

SCA/PPD is responsible for:

(1)  Press and public affairs activities on behalf of the Assistant Secretary and the Bureau;

(2)  Coordination of public diplomacy activities in the SCA region;

(3)  Functional support for educational and cultural affairs; and

(4)  Coordination of Bureau public outreach, including two universities, think tanks, Diaspora groups, and other organizations.

1 FAM 175.7  Director for Afghanistan (SCA/A)

(CT:ORG-294;   01-22-2013)

The Director SCA/A is responsible for the country of Afghanistan.

1 FAM 176  through 179 UNASSIGNED


1 FAM EXHIBIT 171.1  
BUREAU OF SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS (SCA)

(CT:ORG-341;   08-27-2014)

Title: organizational chart for the bureau of south and central asian affairs - Description: organizational chart for the bureau of south and central asian affairs
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