The Catalan Administration has gone from 88 entities in 2003 to 268 in 2011. In so far this year, the public sector increased to 23 institutions more. During the previous Government of the party socialist Catalan, the growth of the public service was already identified as a problem to solve. Dependent on the Catalan public bodies, including entities of various types, corporations, consortia and foundations, have tripled in eight years, from 88 in 2003 to a total of 268 in the year 2011. Thus consists in the documentation of the various budgets of the Generalitat in way that in 2003, still with the Government of CiU, they were 88; in 2005, already with the tripartite, increased to 203, and in the last year of Government of Jose Montilla amounted to 245 entities and agencies.
In 2011, growth of total participated sector or partially by the Catalan public administration continued to grow and was placed in 268, as stated in the documentation of budgets, i.e. 23 entities more. 268 Entities that consist as last information available, a total of 28 are entities that have been qualified for accounting purposes as SEC, while the Government does not have majority control, and are classified in a technical manner as AP-sec. A problem of long run growth and the reordering of the catalan public sector already had been identified as one of the problems by the previous Minister of economy, Antoni Castells (PSC). Castells announced in June 2010 that would disappear 63 entities of 247 total that he had at that time in the catalan public sector, but the reality is that in 2011 budgets there was not only no 63 fewer entities, but had 21 public entities more.
Castells announced that this process was going to affect 6 entities of public law, 23 companies, 11 foundations and 18 consortia, of which 24% were going to dissolve and 25% would be integrated into other agencies. Spokespersons of the Ministry of economics have not been able to realize why not occured Finally this trimming of public bodies or if this fact influenced the electoral timetable, with elections in November of that year. His successor, Andreu Mas-Colell (CiU), has put the accent in which have to reduce public spending policies–indeed is the unique Conselleria de Economia regional which has presented a reduction of the budget of 10%, as it did in 2011-public accounts, but has not explained how to reorder the public catalan sector, at a time that since the central Government intends to refine and limit regional spending. Staff of public enterprises, consortiums, commercial entities, foundations and agencies of different condition amounted to a total of 49.670 people in 2010. Source of the news: public bodies of the Generalitat have tripled over the past eight years